Omeprazole belongs to the class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. It works by lowering the amount of acid produced by stomach cells. It is commonly used to treat gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which stomach acid refluxes, or goes up from the stomach into the esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach (heartburn). It is also prescribed for erosive esophagitis, in which stomach acid eats the lining of the esophagus. It is given, along with antibiotics, for invasion by a bacteria associated with ulcers, Helicobacter pylori. It is used to treat ulcers of the stomach or the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine, and can be used for any condition in which the stomach cells secrete too much acid.
Dose–Omeprazole is available in capsules, tablet, or powder for oral suspension. The usual dosage is 20 to 40 mg once a day.
Common side effects:
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal gas
- Upper respiratory infection (cold)
What does Omeprazole Cost
The price of omeprazole ranges from $7.20 to $17.86 for a bottle of 90 capsules, strength 20 mg. To find the nearest pharmacy near you, click here
Where to Get Omeprazole
Omeprazole is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can treat your GERD and peptic ulcer disease remotely through telemedicine and prescribe omeprazole online. No insurance is needed.