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 1,011 418
Acid reflux 986 434
Hiatal hernia 147 58
Heartburn 80 44
Support digestive health 57 22
Stomach pain 36 22

Show all 129 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
78
None
755

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Omeprazole

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

Show all 69 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omeprazole

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 225
40 mg daily 159
20 mg twice daily 49
10 mg daily 27
40 mg twice daily 22
80 mg daily 10
20mg as needed 9
10 mg twice daily 3
40 mg m,w,f 2
60 mg daily 2

See all 29 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Omeprazole

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 165
Doctor's advice 132
Course of treatment ended 87
Other 84
Side effects too severe 42
Personal research 32
Expense 31
Change in health plan coverage 23
See all 490 patients who've stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 27
1 - 2 years 50
2 - 5 years 138
5 - 10 years 174
10 years or more 125

Stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 67
1 - 6 months 85
6 months - 1 year 72
1 - 2 years 73
2 - 5 years 113
5 - 10 years 46
10 years or more 34
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 713
Usually 107
Sometimes 38
Never taken as prescribed 27
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 37
A little hard to take 146
Not at all hard to take 697
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 52
< $25 477
Not specified 352

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Omeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 36
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 21
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 19
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 9
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 5

Show all 19 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Omeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 40
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 35
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 15
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 11
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 9

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

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79 patient evaluations for Omeprazole

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 13, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • 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

Jul 14, 2017 (Started Mar 20, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for heartburn)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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