Problems With Prilosec
As with many other medications, Prilosec® (omeprazole) can cause problems. Some of the most common problems with Prilosec include:
- Abdominal pain (or stomach pain)
- Upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold
- Back pain.
If side effects 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 problems with Prilosec that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience Prilosec 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)
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling.
Other Prilosec warnings and precautions apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives).
(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.)