What is Omeprazole OTC?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Prilosec OTC Walgeen's Omeprazole Gasec

true

Generic name: Omeprazole

The over the counter formulation of drug Omeprazole. It is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of heartburn and gastroesophogeal reflex.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Acid reflux 113 54
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 46 24
Heartburn 22 14
General health 9 2
Support digestive health 8 3
Hiatal hernia 5 1

Show all 31 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 1
Moderate 1
Mild 5
None 95

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Omeprazole OTC

Side effect Patients
Abdominal bloating 1
Diarrhea 1
Nausea 1
Night sweats 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omeprazole OTC

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 17
40 mg daily 5
20 mg twice daily 1
20 mg three times daily 1
20 mg 1

Why patients stopped taking Omeprazole OTC

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 18
Other 17
Course of treatment ended 16
Doctor's advice 9
Expense 7
Side effects too severe 3
Personal research 2
See all 67 patients who've stopped taking Omeprazole OTC

Duration

Currently taking Omeprazole OTC

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Omeprazole OTC

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 12
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 76
Usually 16
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 80
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 17
< $25 41
Not specified 42
Last updated:

4 patient evaluations for Omeprazole OTC

Jan 1, 2014 (Started Feb 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: None

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 16, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 27, 2010 (Started May 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 4 patient evaluations for Omeprazole OTC