What is Omeprazole?

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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.

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Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 2201 475
Acid reflux 1266 510
Hiatal hernia 327 68
Pancreatitis 148 4
Barrett's esophagus 144 18
Heartburn 117 51

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 23
Moderate 34
Mild 98
None 887

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Omeprazole

Side effect Patients Percentage
Acid reflux 6
Dry mouth 6
Diarrhea 5
Abdominal bloating 4
Constipation 4
Nausea 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omeprazole

Dosage Patients Percentage
20 mg daily 81
40 mg daily 66
20 mg twice daily 22
40 mg twice daily 13
10 mg daily 6
10 mg twice daily 4
80 mg daily 3
20 mg weekly 2
20 mg every other day 2
0.5 mg twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Omeprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 203
Doctor's advice 169
Course of treatment ended 111
Other 105
Side effects too severe 49
Expense 36
Personal research 36
Change in health plan coverage 24
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Duration

Currently taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 47
5 - 10 years 76
10 years or more 60

Stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 80
1 - 6 months 95
6 months - 1 year 82
1 - 2 years 83
2 - 5 years 150
5 - 10 years 60
10 years or more 43
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 831
Usually 131
Sometimes 47
Never taken as prescribed 33
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 47
A little hard to take 174
Not at all hard to take 817
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 4
$25-49 71
< $25 530
Not specified 434

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Omeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 42
Ranitidine (Ranitidine OTC) 33
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 19
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 13
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 9

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Patients stopped taking Omeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 65
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 49
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 29
Ranitidine (Ranitidine OTC) 23
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 22

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89 patient evaluations for Omeprazole

Apr 3, 2020 (Started Jun 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hiatal hernia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 5, 2020 (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
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 6, 2019 (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
Cost: < $25 monthly

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 9, 2019 (Started Jul 04, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 5, 2016 (Started Jul 04, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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