Generic Name(s): omeprazole magnesium
Drug Class: Proton pump inhibitors
Treats: Stomach/duodenum ulcers, erosive esophagitis
Prilosec OTC, proton pump inhibitor treats frequent heartburn that occurs like twice or more weekly. Prilosec OTC occurs in the form of delayed-release capsules, and it is generically available as omeprazole magnesium. It belongs to the group of medication proton pump inhibitors and acts by reducing the acid amount your stomach produces.
Prilosec OTC is a drug used in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Prilosec OTC may also help in the healing of damaged esophagus and stomach due to stomach acid (erosive esophagitis).
It may also be used to treat gastric ulcers when given together with antibiotics. Its generic name is omeprazole magnesium. It belongs to the class proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
Prilosec OTC also helps in reducing symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, heartburn, persistent cough and upper gastrointestinal bleeding, preventing ulcers, cancer of the esophagus and other more serious GI issues.
Prilosec OTC is taken orally.