Prilosec 10 mg Capsules
Of the three strengths of Prilosec® (omeprazole) on the market, Prilosec 10 mg capsules are the lowest strength available. A healthcare provider may recommend Prilosec to treat certain conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, or intestines. The dose of Prilosec your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, such as your age and whether you have any other medical conditions.
Prilosec Dosage for Children
The recommended Prilosec dose for children depends upon the weight of the child. For children weighing less than 20 kg (or 44 pounds), the recommended dose is Prilosec 10 mg capsules once daily. For children weighing 44 pounds or more, the recommended dose is Prilosec 20 mg once daily.
Prilosec Dosage for Duodenal Ulcers
The recommended Prilosec dose for duodenal ulcer treatment is Prilosec 20 mg capsules for four to eight weeks.
Prilosec Dose for GERD and Erosive Esophagitis
The recommended Prilosec dose for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is Prilosec 20 mg capsules once daily for up to four weeks. For people with GERD and erosive esophagitis, the recommended dose is Prilosec 20 mg capsules for four to eight weeks. Prilosec can be continued if needed to prevent erosive esophagitis from returning.
(Click Prilosec Dosage for more information on using Prilosec for treating various types of conditions that affect the stomach, intestines, or esophagus. This article also discusses Prilosec dosing guidelines for other conditions, such as H. pylori infections, pathological hypersecretory conditions, and gastric ulcers.)