Prilosec , also known as omeprazole, is used to treat ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux . It is also used to treat Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and other conditions where the stomach produces too much acid.
This type of medication works by blocking the production of acid in the stomach and is taken in the form of a delayed release capsule. This capsule is generally taken once a day, usually before a meal. Never take more or less than what has been specified on your prescription by your doctor.
Common side effects users may experience when taking Prilosec include stomach pain, dizziness, diarrhea, cough and mild rashes. If the side effects appear to be getting worse or do not go away after a significant amount of time, contact your doctor or other medical professional for assistance.
Occasionally Prilosec will be prescribed in combination with other medications in order to treat H. pylori . It may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as directed by your doctor.