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 944 413
gastroesophageal reflux disease 924 378
hiatal hernia 129 51
Heartburn 74 37
Support digestive health 57 22
Stomach pain 36 18

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 17
Moderate 30
Mild 74
None 692

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Omeprazole

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 5
Acid reflux 4
Stomach pain 4
Abdominal bloating 3
Burping 3
Flatulence 3

Show all 66 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omeprazole

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 194
40 mg daily 135
20 mg twice daily 50
10 mg daily 27
40 mg twice daily 18
20mg as needed 10
80 mg daily 8
20 mg weekly 2
20 mg three times daily 2
60 mg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Omeprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 151
Doctor's advice 121
Course of treatment ended 85
Other 79
Side effects too severe 37
Expense 30
Personal research 28
Change in health plan coverage 22
See all 455 patients who've stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 37
1 - 2 years 51
2 - 5 years 121
5 - 10 years 135
10 years or more 103

Stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 56
1 - 6 months 86
6 months - 1 year 74
1 - 2 years 69
2 - 5 years 104
5 - 10 years 37
10 years or more 29
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 670
Usually 90
Sometimes 30
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 31
A little hard to take 137
Not at all hard to take 641
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 49
< $25 434
Not specified 326

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Omeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 30
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 16
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 15
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 7
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 5

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Omeprazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Pantoprazole (Protonix) 32
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 28
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 13
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 10
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 7

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching to

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78 patient evaluations for Omeprazole

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Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 65
PF Severity:
I am: g
I have:
idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

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May 13, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 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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Feb 15, 2017 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for 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

Nov 30, 2016 (Started Sep 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 40
Condition: Sjogren's Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Sjogren's Syndrome

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Dec 5, 2016 (Started Jul 04, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for 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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