What is Omeprazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Omeprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat duodenal and gastric ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a hypersecretory condition. OTC preparations are used for frequent, uncomplicated heartburn.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 1046 433
Acid reflux 1036 456
Hiatal hernia 151 59
Heartburn 79 37
Support digestive health 56 22

Show all 125 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 21
Moderate 31
Mild 85
None 773

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Omeprazole

Side effect Patients
Acid reflux 6
Dry mouth 6
Stomach pain 4
Abdominal bloating 3
Burping 3
Constipation 3

Show all 65 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omeprazole

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 199
40 mg daily 152
20 mg twice daily 47
10 mg daily 30
40 mg twice daily 28
20mg as needed 10
80 mg daily 8
10 mg twice daily 3
40 mg m,w,f 2
10mg as needed 2

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Why patients stopped taking Omeprazole

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 172
Doctor's advice 141
Course of treatment ended 92
Other 91
Side effects too severe 43
Personal research 34
Expense 30
Change in health plan coverage 24
See all 516 patients who've stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 43
2 - 5 years 123
5 - 10 years 175
10 years or more 125

Stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 70
1 - 6 months 88
6 months - 1 year 73
1 - 2 years 74
2 - 5 years 125
5 - 10 years 48
10 years or more 38
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 733
Usually 111
Sometimes 39
Never taken as prescribed 27
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 39
A little hard to take 151
Not at all hard to take 715
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 51
< $25 482
Not specified 373

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Omeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 39
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 23
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 20
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 9
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 6

Show all 19 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Omeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 47
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 39
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 18
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 15
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 14

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching to

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82 patient evaluations for Omeprazole

Aug 13, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    Mild (acid reflux)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2018 (Started Jun 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hiatal hernia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 30, 2018 (Started Sep 25, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mouth sores (ulcers))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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