Prilosec 20 mg Capsules
Of the three strengths of Prilosec® (omeprazole) on the market, Prilosec 20 mg capsules are in the middle of the range, strength-wise. 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, the medical condition being treated, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are currently taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements).
Prilosec Dosage for Duodenal Ulcers
The recommended Prilosec dose for duodenal ulcer treatment is Prilosec 20 mg for four to eight weeks.
Prilosec Dose for Gastric Ulcers
The recommended Prilosec dose for stomach ulcers (gastric ulcers) is Prilosec 40 mg once daily 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 once daily for up to four weeks. For people with GERD and erosive esophagitis, the recommended dose is Prilosec 20 mg 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 20 mg capsules 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 and pathological hypersecretory conditions, as well as dosing guidelines for children.)