Prevention Avoid long-term use of irritants (such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, or alcohol). References Kuipers, E. Acid peptic disease. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D. Cecil Textbook of Medicine . 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 141. Lee EL, Feldman M. Gastritis and gastropathies. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease . 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2010:chap 51.
Are Heatburn Drugs Dangerous for the Heart? Another recent news item was a report that the proton pump inhibitors Nexium (left) and Prilosec (below) might be bad for the heart. The FDA began investigating reports that Astra Zeneca, the manufacturer of the popular acid reflux drugs , had two small studies that suggested the possibility of a risk. Those studies had compared heartburn sufferers over 5 to 14 years who were treated with either medication or surgery . The study found that more patients treated with the drugs had heart attacks, heart failure or heart-related sudden death, as compared to those treated with surgery. The FDA concluded, however, that the patients who underwent surgery were younger and healthier than those treated by drugs, suggesting the heart link was a coincidence. The FDA took the possibility of a link seriously, and looked at 14 additional studies, finding no evidence of a heart risk . While the FDA plans to complete its probe over th...
Generic Name: OMEPRAZOLE DELAYED-RELEASE CAPSULE - ORAL Pronounced: (oh-MEP-ra-zole) Prilosec Oral Uses
Omeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus
problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of
acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty
swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the
stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the
esophagus. Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump
How To Use Prilosec Oral
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor,
usually once daily before a meal. This medication may also be given through a
tube into the stomach (nasogastric or gastric tube). Dosage and length of
treatment are based on your medical condition and response to
If you are taking this medication by mouth, empty the
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