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other names for omeprazole
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Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Zegerid
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Brand names: Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Omesec, Zegerid (Original Formulation)
Drug class(es): proton pump inhibitors
Omeprazole systemic is used in the treatment of:

Barrett's Esophagus
Duodenal Ulcer
Erosive Esophagitis
GERD
Helicobacter Pylori Infection
Indigestion
Multiple Endocrine Adenomas
Stomach Ulcer
Systemic Mastocytosis
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrom (syndrome)
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Side Effects of Omeprazole - for the Consumer
Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate


Diarrhea; gas; headache; nausea; stomach pain; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Omeprazole/Sodium Bicarbonate:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); bone pain; chest pain; dark urine; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe diarrhea; severe stomach pain or cramps; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual or sudden weight increase; unusual tiredness; vision changes; yellowing of the eyes or skin.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur.
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