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Omeprazole: Oral tablet, gastro-resistant

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  • Reported side effects
  • Daily life interactions

Available Strengths
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Omeprazole DR 20mg Tab
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole 20mg DR Tab
Topco Associates LLC
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Omeprazole DR 20mg Tab
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole 20mg DR Tab
Chain Drug Consortium , LL
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GS Omeprazole 20mg DR Tab
Goodsense a Division of Perrigo
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole 20mg DR Tab
Perrigo Pharmaceuticals Company
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole DR 20mg Tab
McKesson Corporation
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Omeprazole 20mg DR Tab
Publix Super Markets, Inc
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole 20mg DR Tab
Major Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole DR 20mg Tab
CVS Pharmacy, Inc
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole 20mg DR Tab
McKesson Corporation
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole DR 20mg Tab
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole 20mg DR Tab
Rite Aid Corp
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole DR 20mg Tab
CVS Pharmacy, Inc
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole DR 20mg Tab
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Pill Identification: 20 
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Omeprazole 20mg DR Tab
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Pill Identification: 20 
How This Drug Works
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
PPIs prevent the stomach from making acid. Stomach cells contain a protein called the proton pump. Food entering the stomach tells the protein to "pump". PPIs work by blocking the proton pump in stomach cells from moving to the cells surface.
Stomach cells contain hydrogen/potassium ATPase, a protein also called the proton pump.  Food entering the stomach, tells hydrogen/potassium ATPase to move from inside the cell to its surface and &#34;pump&#34; acidic hydrogen ions into the stomach in exchange for non&#45;acidic potassium ions. As more hydrogen builds up in the stomach, it becomes more acidic. Although some acid is required for digestion and to kill bacteria, high levels may cause indigestion and ulcers.<br><br>PPIs work by blocking the proton pump in stomach cells from moving to the cells surface. This prevents the pump from adding hydrogen to the stomach, which decreases the amount of acid in the stomach.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Omeprazole: Oral tablet, gastro-resistant

What is this medicine?

OMEPRAZOLE (oh ME pray zol) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat the symptoms of heartburn. You can buy this medicine without a prescription. This product is not for long-term use, unless otherwise directed by your doctor or health care professional.

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CVS/pharmacy Patient Statistics for Omeprazole: Oral tablet, gastro-resistant
Usage by Gender
62.25%
37.75%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
6.38%
15.27%
47.32%
31.04%
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