What is Omeprazole OTC?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

Most popular types: Prilosec OTC Walgeen's Omeprazole Gasec

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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 114 53
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) 45 23
Heartburn 21 14
General health 9 2
Support digestive health 8 2
Hiatal Hernia 5 1

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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
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 5
None 92

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Omeprazole OTC

Side effect Patients
Bloating 1
Diarrhea 1
Nausea 1
Night sweats 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omeprazole OTC

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 18
40 mg daily 5
20 mg twice daily 1
20mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Omeprazole OTC

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 18
Course of treatment ended 16
Other 16
Doctor's advice 9
Expense 7
Side effects too severe 3
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Omeprazole OTC

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 8

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
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 75
Usually 15
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 17
Not at all hard to take 78
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 17
< $25 39
Not specified 41

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Omeprazole OTC after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Omeprazole OTC

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jmartell
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jmartell
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See jmartell's full Omeprazole OTC history

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

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naonao
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naonao
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 36
Condition: IBS
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: n
I have:
IBS

See naonao's full Omeprazole OTC history

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

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Kaessa
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Kaessa
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
CFS:7y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Kaessa's full Omeprazole OTC history

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
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