Prilosec (Omeprazole) is one of the drugs referred to as proton pump inhibitors. The drug is used in order to oppress excessive acidity and reduce gastric juices peculiar for such conditions as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), Ellison-Zollinger syndrome, peptic ulcer, laryngopharingeal reflux, and some other conditions as indicated by your prescriber.
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Prilosec is appointed for patients with the following ailments:
Peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcers, peptic ulcer (stomach ulcer, intestine or esophagus, which developed as a result of the destructive action of gastric juices on the mucous) caused by Helicobacterpylori (microorganisms, which under certain conditions can cause gastritis or relapsed / periodically repeating / stomach ulcers);
Reflux esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus resulting from throwing gastric contents into the esophagus);
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (a combination of stomach ulcers and benign tumors of the pancreas).
How It Works?
Prilosec inhibits the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, the inhibitor a "proton pump" (substance that irreversibly blocks the hydrogen/potassium adenosine triphosphatase enzyme system).
Antisecretory action mechanism of Prilosec is related to the inhibition (activity suppression) of the hydrogen/potassium adenosine triphosphatase enzyme system (an enzyme which accelerates the exchange of hydrogen ions) in the membranes of cells of the gastric mucosa, which leads to blocking of the final stage of the formation of hydrochloric acid. This reduces the basal level secretion and stimulated secretion (digestive juices), regardless of the nature of the stimulus.
Prilosec action occurs rapidly and is dose dependent. After a single dose of 0.02g omeprazole effect lasts for 24 hours.
How It Is Taken?
At an exacerbation of peptic ulcer and reflux esophagitis the drug is prescribed at a dose of 0.02g once in the morning (before breakfast). The capsules should be swallowed whole with a little liquid.
The duration of treatment for duodenal ulcer is usually 2 weeks. In those patients in whom complete healing has not occurred after 2 weeks of treatment, healing usually occurs over the next two-week's treatment period.
In patients with poor regenerating ability of duodenal ulcer it is recommended to prescribe a dose of omeprazole 0.04g once a day, which allows for healing within 4 weeks.
To prevent a recurrence (reappearance of signs of disease) of duodenal ulcer 0.01g of the drug is appointed to be taken once a day. If necessary, the dose may be increased up to 0.02-0.04g at a single daily dose.
To prevent a recurrence of gastric ulcers in patients with poor regenerating ability it is recommended to prescribe the drug at a monodose of 0.02g per day.
The duration of treatment for stomach ulcers is usually four weeks. Incomplete scarring requires for spending additional four weeks of treatment. Patients with poor regenerating ability of the stomach ulcers are encouraged to take omeprazole 0.04g per day, which will secure the scarring of the tissues within eight weeks.
In peptic ulcer associated with Helicobacterpylori omeprazole is administered at a daily dose of 0.04-0.08g in combination with amoxicillin at 1.5-3g in divided doses for two weeks. If, after a two-week course complete scarring of the ulcer is not marked, the treatment is prolonged for two more weeks.
In patients with reflux esophagitis omeprazole administered in a daily dose of 0.02g; the course of treatment is four to five weeks. In severe reflux esophagitis daily dose can be increased up to 0.04g, and the treatment extended to eight weeks. For long-term treatment of patients with reflux esophagitis it is recommended to use a single dose of 0.01g per day. If necessary, the dose may be increased up to 0.02-0.04g once a day.
With Zollinger-Ellison syndrome the recommended initial dose is 0.06g per day at a single reception. If necessary, the dose was increased to 0.08-0.12g per day, in which case it is divided into two doses. The duration of treatment is determined individually.
Is It For Me?
If you are a woman and you are pregnant or breast-feeding, Prilosec will not be appointed to you by a responsible health caretaker.
Any Drug Interactions or Incompatibilities?
Prilosec should not be taken alongside with drugs that inhibit hematogenesis (blood formation). Give your doctor a complete list of drugs that you are currently taking, including herbals and OTCs.
What Side Effects Should I Brace Myself For?
Most of Prilosec side effects range from rare to uncommon:
Dizziness, headache, agitation, drowsiness, sleep disturbances, paresthesia (numbness in limbs), in some cases - depression (a state of depression) and hallucinations (delirium, vision, acquiring the nature of reality);
Dry mouth, taste disturbance, diarrhea (diarrhea) or constipation, gastrointestinal candidiasis (a disease of the stomach and the small intestine caused by the yeast Candida type);
Stomatitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth), abdominal pain.
Increased activity pechenongh enzymes, liver failure, hepatitis with or without jaundice, encephalopathy in patients with previous severe liver disease can be observed.
Bronhospazm (sharp bronchoconstriction), leukopenia (decreased white blood cell count), thrombocytopenia (low platelet count in the blood);
Arthralgia (joint pain), muscle weakness, myalgia (muscle pain), skin rash, urticaria, and / or itching, erythema multiforme (an infectious-allergic disease characterized by symmetrical reddening of the skin, and a rise in temperature), increased sweating, alopecia (complete or partial loss of hair);
Blurred vision, peripheral edema, fever (a sharp rise in body temperature);
Interstitsinalny nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys, mainly affecting the connective tissue).
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Prilosec - contraindications, warnings and precautions
Before the start of the treatment your prescriber should exclude the possibility of malignancy, especially seeing that in patients with gastric ulcer treatment with omeprazole may mask the symptoms and delay the correct diagnosis.
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