What is Losec?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Omeprazole

Losec is a Canadian brand name for the drug omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of heartburn and gastroesophogeal reflex.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 13 6
Acid reflux 12 8
Hiatal hernia 3 3
Crohn's disease 2 0
Gastric ulcer 2 0
Esophageal ulcer 1 2

Show all 10 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 0
Mild 1
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Losec

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Losec

Dosage Patients
20 mg twice daily 3
10 mg daily 1
40 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Losec

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Losec

Duration

Currently taking Losec

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Losec

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Losec and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Aluminum hydroxide-magnesium carbonate (Gaviscon Advance) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Losec.