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 1,028 424
Acid reflux 1,017 446
Hiatal hernia 149 59
Heartburn 80 45
Support digestive health 56 22

Show all 124 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 82
None 769

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
Constipation 3

Show all 67 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omeprazole

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 214
40 mg daily 170
20 mg twice daily 51
10 mg daily 29
40 mg twice daily 29
20mg as needed 11
80 mg daily 8
10 mg twice daily 3
40 mg m,w,f 2
80 mg twice daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Omeprazole

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 167
Doctor's advice 137
Course of treatment ended 90
Other 89
Side effects too severe 42
Personal research 34
Expense 30
Change in health plan coverage 23
See all 504 patients who've stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 18
1 - 2 years 33
2 - 5 years 143
5 - 10 years 191
10 years or more 136

Stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 69
1 - 6 months 87
6 months - 1 year 72
1 - 2 years 73
2 - 5 years 119
5 - 10 years 47
10 years or more 37
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 727
Usually 112
Sometimes 38
Never taken as prescribed 26
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 39
A little hard to take 148
Not at all hard to take 711
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 50
< $25 487
Not specified 362

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Omeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 37
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 23
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 20
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) 43
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 36
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 16
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 14
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 13

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

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81 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 30, 2018 (Started Sep 25, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mouth sores (ulcers))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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
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