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
Acid reflux 908 398
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) 843 336
Hiatal Hernia 125 49
Heartburn 70 31
Support digestive health 57 21
General health 34 6

Show all 135 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 16
Moderate 27
Mild 71
None 632

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Omeprazole

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

Show all 63 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omeprazole

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 143
40 mg daily 109
20 mg twice daily 32
10 mg daily 23
40 mg twice daily 12
20mg as needed 8
80 mg daily 4
1 mg daily 1
20 mg weekly 1
40 mg m,w,f 1

See all 17 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Omeprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 134
Doctor's advice 107
Course of treatment ended 83
Other 76
Side effects too severe 33
Expense 29
Personal research 25
Change in health plan coverage 21
See all 419 patients who’ve stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 111
5 - 10 years 105
10 years or more 68

Stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 53
1 - 6 months 83
6 months - 1 year 68
1 - 2 years 67
2 - 5 years 88
5 - 10 years 33
10 years or more 27
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 616
Usually 86
Sometimes 26
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 29
A little hard to take 130
Not at all hard to take 583
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 47
< $25 398
Not specified 297

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Omeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 26
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 15
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 11
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 6
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 2

Show all 10 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Omeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 26
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 23
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 8
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 8
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 5

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching to

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79 patient evaluations for Omeprazole

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Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 64
PF Severity:
I am: g
I have:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Dec 22, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 39
Condition: Sjogren's Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Sjogren's Syndrome

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Dec 5, 2016 (Started Jul 04, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Nov 30, 2016 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No changes.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 2, 2016 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 9, 2016 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 1, 2016 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 21, 2015 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 20, 2015 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2015 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Acid reflux)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has been the same for me as it has been before.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 28, 2014 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2014 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 2, 2014 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acid reflux)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 1 20mg tablet a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 8, 2014 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Acid reflux)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 17, 2011 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Acid reflux)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has been very easy to take, a pill taken once daily. It has had no impact on my lifestyle whatsoever.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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