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 941 412
GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) 915 375
Hiatal Hernia 128 51
Heartburn 74 36
Support digestive health 56 21
Stomach pain 36 15

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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 29
Mild 74
None 684

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 65 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Omeprazole

Dosage Patients
20 mg daily 179
40 mg daily 137
20 mg twice daily 54
10 mg daily 21
40 mg twice daily 15
20mg as needed 11
80 mg daily 7
20 mg weekly 2
1,200 mg twice daily 2
40mg as needed 2

See all 21 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Omeprazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 149
Doctor's advice 118
Course of treatment ended 84
Other 79
Side effects too severe 36
Expense 30
Personal research 28
Change in health plan coverage 22
See all 450 patients who’ve stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration

Currently taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 32
1 - 2 years 52
2 - 5 years 120
5 - 10 years 130
10 years or more 91

Stopped taking Omeprazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 56
1 - 6 months 86
6 months - 1 year 74
1 - 2 years 68
2 - 5 years 101
5 - 10 years 37
10 years or more 28
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 663
Usually 90
Sometimes 28
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 30
A little hard to take 136
Not at all hard to take 634
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 49
< $25 429
Not specified 322

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Omeprazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 30
Ranitidine Prescription (Zantac) 15
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 14
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) 31
Esomeprazole (Nexium) 28
Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) 12
Lansoprazole (Prevacid) 9
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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MSMomx4
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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 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

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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gagafor2
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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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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

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origin
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 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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