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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 (ōmep´rəzōl´),

n brand name: Prilosec;
drug class: antisecretory compound;
action: suppresses gastric secretion by inhibiting hydrogen/potassium ATPase enzyme system in the gastric parietal cell;
uses: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), severe erosive esophagitis, pathologic hypersecretory conditions (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, mastocytosis, multiple endocrine adenomas).

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.
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.
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.
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Attendees will be able to celebrate American flavors with Larry and learn more about how to block the acid that causes frequent heartburn as he introduces new Prilosec OTC Wildberry.
Our objective for Prilosec OTC is to develop a new, profitable, over the-counter stomach remedy segment by making one of the most widely prescribed prescription drugs in the world available over the counter for frequent heartburn," says Jeff Barker, director of P&G's Health Care Marketing Development Organization.
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