| Generic Prilosec works best when taken before meals. It can be taken
with an antacid. The Generic Prilosec capsule should be swallowed whole.
It should not be opened, chewed, or crushed.
If you have difficulty swallowing capsules, you can empty the contents of the
Generic Prilosec capsule onto a tablespoonful of applesauce, mix, and
swallow with a glass of cool water. Use cool, soft applesauce and do not chew
or crush the pellets. Use the mixture immediately. Do not store it for future
use. Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine while taking Generic Prilosec. It may take several
days for Generic Prilosec to begin relieving stomach pain. Be sure to
continue taking Generic Prilosecexactly as prescribed even if it seems to have no effect.
Generic Prilosec dosage for adults:
- Short-term Treatment of Active Duodenal Ulcer: The usual Generic Prilosec
dose is 20 milligrams once a day. Most people heal within 4 weeks, although
some require an additional 4 weeks of Generic Prilosec therapy.
- Treatment of Duodenal Ulcers Caused by H. Pylori: In combination
therapy with Biaxin alone, the usual Generic Prilosec dosage is 40 milligrams of Generic Prilosec
once daily and 500 milligrams of Biaxin 3 times a day for 14 days, followed
by 20 milligrams of Generic Prilosec once daily for an additional 14 days.
If amoxicillin is included in the treatment, the recommended Generic Prilosec dosage is 20
milligrams of Generic Prilosec, 500 milligrams of Biaxin, and 1,000 milligrams
of amoxicillin twice a day for 10 days, followed by 20 milligrams of Generic Prilosec
once daily for an additional 18 days.
- Gastric Ulcer: The usual Generic Prilosec dose is 40 milligrams once
a day for 4 to 8 weeks.
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): The usual dose of Generic Prilosec
for people with symptoms of GERD is 20 milligrams daily for up to 4 weeks.
For erosive esophagitis accompanied by GERD symptoms, the usual dose is 20
milligrams a day for 4 to 8 weeks. The dose may be continued to maintain healing.
- Pathological Hypersecretory Conditions: The usual starting Generic Prilosec
dose is 60 milligrams once a day. If you take more than 80 milligrams
a day, your doctor will divide the total into smaller Generic Prilosec doses. The Generic Prilosec dosing will
be based on your needs.
Generic Prilosec dosage for children: The safety and effectiveness of Generic Prilosec in children have not been established.
Generic Prilosec overdose : Overdose with Generic Prilosec has been rare, but
any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect
an overdose of Generic Prilosec, seek medical attention immediately.
Symptoms of Generic Prilosec overdose may include, blurred vision, confusion,
drowsiness, dry mouth, flushing, headache, nausea, rapid heartbeat, sweating,
If you miss a dose of Generic Prilosec : Take it as soon as you remember. If
it is almost time for your next Generic Prilosec dose, skip the one you missed
and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses of Generic Prilosec at once.
Storage instructions for Generic Prilosec: Store at room temperature in a tightly
closed container, away from light and moisture.
Preparations of Generic Prilosec: Generic Prilosec 20 mg, Generic Prilosec 40 mg
Side effects of Generic Prilosec cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change
in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine
if it is safe for you to continue taking Generic Prilosec.
More common side effects of Generic Prilosec: May include, abdominal pain, diarrhea,
headache, nausea, vomiting.
Less common or rare side effects of Generic Prilosec: May include abdominal
swelling, abnormal dreams, aggression, anemia, anxiety, apathy, back pain, breast
development in males, blood in urine, changes in liver function, chest pain,
confusion, constipation, cough, depression, difficulty sleeping, discolored
feces, dizziness, dry mouth, dry skin, fatigue, fever, fluid retention and swelling,
fluttery heartbeat, frequent urination, gas, general feeling of illness, hair
loss, hallucinations, hepatitis, high blood pressure, hives, irritable colon,
itching, joint and leg pain, loss of appetite, low blood sugar, muscle cramps
and pain, nervousness, nosebleeds, pain, pain in testicles, rapid heartbeat,
rash, ringing in ears, skin inflammation, sleepiness, slow heartbeat, stomach
tumors, taste distortion, tingling or pins and needles, throat pain, tremors,
upper respiratory infection, urinary tract infection, vertigo, weakness, weight
gain, yellow eyes and skin.
When taken with Biaxin,
side effects of Generic Prilosec also may include, Flu symptoms, nasal inflammation,
sore throat, taste alteration, tongue discoloration.
When taken with amoxicillin
and Biaxin, Generic Prilosec side effects also may include- Diarrhea, headache,
Why should Generic Prilosec not be prescribed?
If you are sensitive to or have ever
had an allergic reaction to Generic Prilosec or any of its ingredients, you should
not take Generic Prilosec. Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions
you have experienced. You should avoid the Generic Prilosec/Biaxin combination treatment if you are allergic to certain antibiotics called macrolides or if
you are taking Orap.
Special warnings about Generic Prilosec
Long-term use of
Generic Prilosec can cause severe stomach inflammation.