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 1,022 423
Acid reflux 1,000 441
Hiatal hernia 148 59
Heartburn 80 45
Support digestive health 56 22
Stomach pain 36 22

Show all 128 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 19
Moderate 31
Mild 80
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 69 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omeprazole

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 231
40 mg daily 159
20 mg twice daily 51
40 mg twice daily 27
10 mg daily 25
80 mg daily 11
20mg as needed 10
80 mg twice daily 3
40 mg m,w,f 2
10 mg twice daily 2

See all 27 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Omeprazole

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 169
Doctor's advice 134
Course of treatment ended 90
Other 90
Side effects too severe 42
Personal research 33
Expense 31
Change in health plan coverage 24
See all 503 patients who've stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 33
1 - 2 years 48
2 - 5 years 138
5 - 10 years 175
10 years or more 135

Stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 69
1 - 6 months 87
6 months - 1 year 73
1 - 2 years 74
2 - 5 years 118
5 - 10 years 46
10 years or more 36
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 724
Usually 110
Sometimes 39
Never taken as prescribed 26
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 39
A little hard to take 147
Not at all hard to take 709
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 53
< $25 483
Not specified 359

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Omeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 37
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 22
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) 43
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 36
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 15
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 13
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 11

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

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82 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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