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omeprazole

 [o-mep´ra-zōl]
a proton pump inhibitor, used in treatment of dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, disorders of gastric hypersecretion, and peptic ulcer, including that associated with Helicobacter pylori infection; administered orally.

omeprazole

/omep·ra·zole/ (o-mep´ra-zōl) an inhibitor of gastric acid secretion used in the treatment of dyspepsia , gastroesophageal reflux disease, disorders of gastric hypersecretion, and peptic ulcer, including that associated with Helicobacter pylori infection.

omeprazole

(ō-mĕp′rə-zōl′)
n.
A proton pump inhibitor drug, C17H19N3O3S, that suppresses gastric acid secretion and is used for the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.

omeprazole

Prilosec® Therapeutics A proton pump inhibitor used to manage GERD; heartburn; erosive esophagitis; maintenance of healed erosive esophagitis; short-term management of active duodenal ulcer and active benign gastric ulcer, and for certain hypersecretory conditions; combined with clarithromycin to eradicate H pylori associated with duodenal ulcers. See GERD, Helicobacter pylori. Cf H2 blockers.

omeprazole

The first of the class of proton pump inhibitor drugs used to control the production of stomach acid and treat stomach and duodenal ulcers and especially the ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. OMEPRAZOLE can be effective in cases that have failed to respond to H-2 receptor blocker drugs such as RANITIDINE. The drug is long-acting and need only be taken once a day. A brand name is Losec.

omeprazole

a substituted benzimidazole that is a long-acting inhibitor of gastric ATPase; used in the treatment of gastric ulcers.
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If, after taking Prilosec OTC according to the labeling instructions, your heartburn symptoms get worse or you feel that you need to take it for longer than 14 days, contact your health care professional to have your symptoms evaluated and to discuss your treatment options.
The company mailed nearly 100,000 pharmacy members educational information about Prilosec OTC, including a $10 coupon, which, in most cases, covered the entire cost of a 14-day supply and provided a 50% savings off a 28-day supply.
According to a spokesperson for Procter & Gamble, Prilosec OTC is expected to cost $1 a day or less, about one-third the price of prescription Prilosec and about one-half the price of generic omeprazole.
Patients who switch from prescription proton pump inhibitor Nexium (esomeprazole) to Prilosec OTC or generic omeprazole will receive their first prescription or supply for free and will pay their normal generic drug copay on subsequent refills, the insurer announced.
The coupons also include patient education on Prilosec OTC.
s Prilosec OTC was the second-leading antacid brand in the 12week period, with mass market sales of $55.
To further help fight heartburn by raising awareness of the condition, comedian Larry the Cable Guy, a Prilosec OTC pitchman, along with NFL stars Jared Allen of the Carolina Panthers, Nick Mangold of the New York Jets, and DeMarcus Ware of the Denver Broncos teamed up recently to also fight hunger by committing a donation of 1 million meals to food banks across the country through a partnership with Taste of the NFL.
Proton-pump inhibitors, including prescription esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix) and rabeprazole (Aciphex), as well as over-the-counter Prilosec OTC.
Even with a less expensive medication, such as Prilosec OTC, the savings generated by eliminating the medication among 30 of the 60 PPI patients would result in about $771 a month in savings to the nursing home.