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Warnings and Directions

Prilosec OTC

Indication and Usage

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Prilosec OTC tablets are indicated for the treatment of frequent heartburn, which is heartburn that occurs two or more days a week. The label for Prilosec OTC gives specific information for appropriate use to treat frequent heartburn.

You can read the back of the package here, or read the text below for the same information.

Drug Facts

Active ingredient (in each tablet)

Omeprazole magnesium delayed-release tablet 20.6 mg (equivalent to 20 mg omeprazole).

Purpose

Acid reducer

Use

  • treats frequent heartburn (occurs 2 or more days a week)
  • not intended for immediate relief of heartburn; this drug may take 1 to 4 days for full effect

Warnings

Allergy alert: Do not use if you are allergic to omeprazole

Do not use if you have trouble or pain swallowing food, vomiting with blood, or bloody or black stools.

These may be signs of a serious condition. See your doctor.

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • had heartburn over 3 months. This may be a sign of a more serious condition.
  • heartburn with lightheadedness, sweating or dizziness
  • chest pain or shoulder pain with shortness of breath; sweating; pain spreading to arms, neck or shoulders; or lightheadedness
  • frequent chest pain
  • frequent wheezing, particularly with heartburn
  • unexplained weight loss
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach pain

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking

  • warfarin, clopidogrel, or cilostazol (blood-thinning medicines)
  • prescription antifungal or anti-yeast medicines
  • diazepam (anxiety medicine)
  • digoxin (heart medicine)
  • tacrolimus (immune system medicine)
  • prescription antiretrovirals (medicines for HIV infection)

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • your heartburn continues or worsens
  • you need to take this product for more than 14 days
  • you need to take more than 1 course of treatment every 4 months
  • you get diarrhea

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions

  • For adults 18 years of age and older
  • This product is to be used once a day (every 24 hours), every day for 14 days
  • It may take 1 to 4 days for full effect; some people get complete relief of symptoms within 24 hours

14-Day Course of Treatment

  • Swallow 1 tablet with a glass of water before eating in the morning
  • Take every day for 14 days
  • Do not take more than 1 tablet a day
  • Do not use for more than 14 days unless directed by your doctor
  • Swallow whole. Do not chew or crush tablets.

Repeat 14-Day Courses (if needed)

  • You may repeat a 14-day course every 4 months
  • Do not take for more than 14 days or more often than every 4 months unless directed by a doctor
  • Children under 18 years of age: ask a doctor. Heartburn in children may sometimes be caused by a serious condition.

Other Information

  • read the directions and warnings before use
  • keep the carton. It contains important information.
  • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F) and protect from moisture

Inactive ingredients glyceryl monostearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, hypromellose, iron oxide, magnesium stearate, methacrylic acid copolymer, microcrystalline cellulose, paraffin, polyethylene glycol 6000, polysorbate 80, polyvinylpyrrolidone, sodium stearyl fumarate, starch, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, triethyl citrate

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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 12/24/11.

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