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Prilosec OTC Frequent Heartburn Medicine and Acid Reducer Tablets 42 Count
- #1 Doctor, Gastroenterologist & Pharmacist Recommended OTC Frequent Heartburn Medicine for 9 straight years. (Symphony Health Solutions ProVoice Survey. Jan 2005-Mar 2014, Pharmacy Times Surveys, Acid Reducer/Heartburn Categories 2006-2014)
- #1 Gastroenterologist Recommended OTC Frequent Heartburn Medicine for 9 straight years
- #1 Doctor Recommended OTC Frequent Heartburn Medicine for 9 straight years
- #1 Pharmacist Recommended OTC Frequent Heartburn Medicine for 9 straight years
- #1 Selling OTC Frequent Heartburn Medicine for 9 straight years
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From the Manufacturer
Prilosec OTC is a frequent heartburn medication and has been the #1 Doctor recommended over the counter acid reducer for 9 straight years.†1 Prilosec OTC reduces acid production by directly shutting down many acid pumps. One pill each morning. 24 hours. Zero Heartburn.*2
|Why PRILOSEC OTC Is Better||Proton Pump Inhibitor/PPI (such as Prilosec OTC)||H2 Blocker||Antacid|
|What It Does||Most effectively reduces acid production at its source||Most effectively reduces acid production at its source||Neutralizes existing acid, but doesn't reduce acid production at its source|
|When It Works||Starts working on Day 1*; some people get complete relief within 24 hours *May take 1 to 4 days for full effect. Not for immediate relief.||30-60 minutes||Immediately|
|How Long It Works||24 hours with one pill a day||Up to 12 hours with one pill||20-30 minutes; up to 3 hours if taken within 1 hour after a meal|
Proven Strength for 24-hour frequent heartburn relief
Keep Heartburn from coming back while taking Prilosec OTC
Prilosec OTC blocks heartburn before it begins so you won't get heartburn in the first place. It’s an over-the-counter PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) proven to give you zero heartburn*2 for 24 hours. That means with 1 pill each morning for 14 days, you get the relief you need from frequent heartburn.*2 Taking Prilosec OTC means that you won’t get heartburn in the first place.*2
Q:What is heartburn?
A: Heartburn occurs when stomach acids reflux, or flow up, into the esophagus.
Prilosec OTC is only indicated for the treatment of frequent heartburn.
Q: What is the difference between heartburn and frequent heartburn?
A: Frequent heartburn is defined as heartburn occurring two or more days a week. Prilosec OTC is indicated for frequent heartburn.
Q: What is GERD?
A: GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is chronic, persistent heartburn, and results from the improper working of the ring of muscle that normally keeps food and acids inside the stomach. When this muscle doesn't work correctly, it allows acids to back up into the esophagus. Other signs of GERD include: regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, coughing, hoarseness, and a lump feeling in your throat. In some instances, these ailments surface even when heartburn's usual symptoms are absent.
This can lead doctors to misdiagnose and patients to misunderstand these conditions because people with ear, nose, and throat (ENT) complaints often do not have heartburn symptoms.
Prilosec OTC is only indicated for the treatment of frequent heartburn. If you think you may have GERD, please talk to your doctor or healthcare provider about having a diagnostic screening test.
Q: What does 'OTC' stand for?
A: 'OTC' stands for 'over the counter.' Prilosec OTC became available over the counter in 2003.
Is prescription Prilosec the same as Prilosec OTC?
Prilosec and Prilosec OTC are different in indication. Prilosec OTC is indicated for the treatment of frequent heartburn (heartburn that occurs two or more days per week). Prilosec is a prescription medication indicated for the treatment of many other acid-related conditions. However, the omeprazole active ingredient in Prilosec became available over the counter in 2003 in the form of Prilosec OTC. The active ingredient in Prilosec OTC (omeprazole magnesium), is equivalent to the active ingredient in Prilosec (omeprazole) to treat frequent heartburn.
Q: How does Prilosec OTC work?
A: Prilosec OTC blocks heartburn by shutting down many of the pumps in your stomach that produce excess acid.
Q: Is Prilosec OTC strong enough to help me?
A: Prilosec OTC is in the strongest class of frequent heartburn medicines available over the counter. It blocks heartburn before it begins with one pill a day for 14 days. If you suffer from heartburn 2 or more days a week, try Prilosec OTC to treat your frequent heartburn.*2
Q: Is Taking Prilosec OTC safe?
A: For more than two decades, doctors have prescribed Prilosec to safely treat acid-related conditions in millions of people. 26.8 million people have tried Prilosec OTC.3 Prilosec OTC has safely and effectively fought frequent heartburn for over 10 years.
Be sure to read package directions and use POTC properly. If you have any questions about Prilosec OTC, please call our consumer relations line.
Q: How do I take Prilosec OTC?
A: For best effects, take one Prilosec OTC pill with a glass of water each morning before eating. Take once a day for 14 days. Do not take more than 1 tablet a day. Do not chew or crush tablets.
Q: How often do I take Prilosec OTC?
A: Take one pill per day for 14 days up to three times per year. If you need to use Prilosec OTC for more than the three indicated 14-day courses of treatment, you should first consult your doctor. Here’s why: By talking with your doctor first, you and your doctor will ensure you’re not missing a bigger health problem, such as GERD, and that Prilosec OTC continues to be right for you.
Q: How long can I take Prilosec OTC?
A: Prilosec OTC is a 14-day regimen that is indicated for up to three courses per year. Take one pill per day for 14 days up to three times per year. While Prilosec OTC is safe for treating frequent heartburn, if you want to take more than the three indicated courses, first meet with your doctor, who will make sure that you don’t have a serious underlying condition, and that Prilosec OTC continues to be right for you.
Q: What if I miss a day of heartburn treatment?
A: If you miss a day, just continue your treatment on the next day.
- 1 †Symphony Health Solutions ProVoiceTM Survey, Jan 2005-Mar 2014
- 2 *It's possible while taking Prilosec OTC. Use as directed for 14 days to treat frequent heartburn. Do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor. May take 1 to 4 days for full effect. Not for immediate relief.
- 3 P&G Calculation based in part on Buying Households reported by the Nielsen Company through its Homescan Panel service in the US Market for Prilosec [OTC] for the period of 8/31/03 through 6/22/13.
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Top Customer Reviews
Stomach acid is strong stuff (pH of 1), and belongs in the stomach, not in the esophagus, where it can cause burning of the esophageal lining (hertburn). If this happens frequently, the esophagus can be badly damaged. Gastro-esophageal Reflex Disease (GERD)can also cause severe erosive damage to the teeth if stomach acid is burped into the mouth frequently. The tooth enamel is literally eroded away, and teeth become very sensitive and permanently damaged.
To save your teeth and esophagus, Prilosec has come to the rescue. Prilosec is a former prescription product in a class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors. This means that the effect of Prilosec is to decrease stomach acid production. This is also beneficial for treatment of stomach ulcers, which need a minimal acid environment to heal.
Prilosec is taken once a day for 14 days in a typical course (thus, it is generally packaged in groups of 14 tablets). Most people have considerable relief beyond the 14 day course. It is not a product to take for immediate (within minutes) treatment of heartburn. The insert on the box states it takes at least a day to 4 days to reach its full effect. Each person will vary in terms of relief and how long the relief lasts.
Prilosec is a very good medicine for the treatment of GERD. It is in the same class as Prevacid, so if Prilosec gives you undesirable side effects, try Prevacid and the side effects may be lessened.
Jim "Konedog" Koenig, Dentist
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