PRILOSEC is a brand name of omeprazole. It is a proton pump inhibitor which decreases the acid produced in the stomach.
People purchase PRILOSEC online and they get the drug in two forms: delayed-release capsules and delayed-release suspension. Both the formulations are administered orally. PRILOSEC as delayed-release capsules is available in 10mg, 20mg and 40 mg strength of omeprazole in the form of enteric-coated granules along with inactive ingredients.
PRILOSEC as delayed – release oral suspension contains 2.5mg and 10mg of omeprazole in the form of enteric coated granules, which are similar to the granules used in capsules.
Indications and uses:
Patients Buy PRILOSEC Online to treat various diseases and disorders as prescribed by their physician. The indicated uses are:
- Treatment of active duodenal ulcers in adults,
- In combination therapy with clarithromycin and amoxicillin to treat H. pylori infections
- To reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer due to H. pylori infections and its recurrence,
- Treatment of active gastric ulcers in adults,
- Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) which includes healing of erosive esophagitis and maintaining it,
- In treatment of heartburn and other symptoms associated with GERD
- In long-term treatment of conditions related to GERD like pathological hypersecretions including Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
PRILOSEC as delayed –release oral suspension contains 2.5mg and 10mg of omeprazole in form of enteric coated granules, which are similar to the granules used in capsules.
Possible side effects of PRILOSEC:
Patients can purchase PRILOSEC online! However, they should understand the possible adverse reactions, which may be caused due to it. The following side effects could be observed due to administration of PRILOSEC:
Fast and uneven heartbeats, dizziness, watery or bloody diarrhoea, cough and choking feeling, muscle weakness with cramps, jittery feeling, jerking muscle movements, and convulsions.
A patient may observe following general side effects like a headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, lack of hunger, stomach pain, flatulence and cold symptoms like sneezing, sore throat and stuffy nose.
Drug and food interactions with PRILOSEC:
Patients buy PRILOSEC online as per their physician’s direction. However, they should disclose their other medication like antibiotics, blood pressure medications etc. to him that are been taken at the same time. This avoids any significant drug interactions if any.
Concomitant use of PRILOSEC and antiretroviral drugs like nelfinavir, atazanavir should be avoided as it may affect the absorption of antiviral drugs. Concurrent administration of saquinavir with PRILOSEC or other proton pump inhibitor increases the concentration of saquinavir in blood. Thus it may lead to toxicity.
PRILOSEC i.e. omeprazole inhibits gastric acid production. Therefore, drugs like atazanavir or ketokonazole, iron salts, erlotinib and mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) for which pH plays an important role are less absorbed. In the same situation, drugs like digoxin are better absorbed.
Drugs like rifampin which are known to induce both CYP2C19 and CYP3A4 if concurrently administered with PRILOSEC may reduce the omeprazole serum level.
Concurrent use of PRILOSEC and clopidogrel should be avoided.
Concurrent use of PRILOSEC with methotrexate leads to elevated and prolonged levels of methotrexate and its metabolite in the blood which may lead to methotrexate toxicities.
PRILOSEC i.e. omeprazole can prolong the excretion of drugs like warfarin (an anticoagulant), diazepam, phenytoin, cyclosporine, benzodiazepines, and disulfiram. Therefore doses should be monitored and adjusted.
Herbal preparations with St.John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) may interfere with PRILOSEC.
Concurrent use of PRILOSEC and tacrolimus may increase the concentration of latter in serum.
Precautions and warnings:
PRILOSEC i.e. omeprazole is likely to get excreted in human breast milk. Therefore, a nursing mother should use this drug under strict medical supervision and prescription. If any adverse symptoms or allergy are observed, she should contact her physician immediately.
The safety and efficacy of PRILOSEC have been proven in children of one to sixteen years old for short-term treatment of GERD and erosive esophagitis due to acid-mediated GERD. However, the use of the drug and its safety is not reported for infants less than one-year-old.