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Prilosec Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is omeprazole (Prilosec)?
- What are the possible side effects of omeprazole (Prilosec)?
- What is the most important information I should know about omeprazole (Prilosec)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking omeprazole (Prilosec)?
- How should I take omeprazole (Prilosec)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Prilosec)?
- What happens if I overdose (Prilosec)?
- What should I avoid while taking omeprazole (Prilosec)?
- What other drugs will affect omeprazole (Prilosec)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Prilosec)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Prilosec)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking omeprazole (Prilosec)?
This medication can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or bloody, stop taking omeprazole and call your doctor. Do not use anti-diarrhea medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect omeprazole (Prilosec)?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with omeprazole, especially:
- diazepam, Valium;
- disulfiram, Antabuse;
- iron (ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate, ferrous sulfate);
- St. John's wort;
- an antibiotic--ampicillin, nafcillin, rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine;
- antifungal medicine--ketoconazole, voriconazole;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin;
- a diuretic or "water pill";
- HIV or AIDS medication--atazanavir, efavirenz, nelfinavir, nevirapine, ritonavir, saquinavir; or
- seizure medication--carbamazepine, fosphenytoin, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with omeprazole, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about omeprazole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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