Although many people do not experience any problems while taking Prilosec® (omeprazole), this medication is not free of risks. Some of the most common risks reported with Prilosec include:
- Abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
- Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold
- Back pain.
If any problems do occur, they tend to be minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are some potentially serious Prilosec risks that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience serious problems such as:
- Depression, agitation, aggression, hallucinations, or confusion
- Symptoms of an inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), such as nausea, fever, or extreme pain in the upper abdomen (stomach)
- Signs of liver damage, such as yellowing in the whites of the eyes or skin, dark urine, or upper abdominal pain (or stomach pain).
(Click Prilosec Side Effects and Prilosec Warnings and Precautions for more information on possible problems that may occur while taking this medication, including potentially serious problems that may require immediate medical care.)