The Prilosec (Omeprazole) drug is available in prescription tablets

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					with brand name Omeprazole decreases the level of acidity in the stomach.
It is used to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) as well as
other illnesses resulting from high acidity. It is, however, not used for
the pain relief from heartburns, which is a common characteristic of
GERD.

The Prilosec (Omeprazole) drug is available in prescription tablets or
over-the-counter (OTC). The absorption of this anti-hyperacidity drug
takes effect within 6 hours. The full effect of the Prilosec OTC,
however, may take 4 days and is restricted within a 14 days treatment
only. Likewise, taking more than 1 tablet, either prescription or OTC, in
one day is prohibited.

The anti-hyperacidity drug was found   to be more effective than placebo in
treating ulcer in the doudenum while   also resulting to faster pain relief
from hyperacidity. It was noted that   the side effects of the drug is
similar to the side effects observed   during placebo tests.

Though the anti-hyperacidity drug only has the common side effects, a
patient must get immediate medical attention when he experiences an

				
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