User Reviews for Omeprazole

Also known as: Omesec, Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Zegerid (Original Formulation)

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Omeprazole review summary

8.2/10 Average Rating

76 Ratings with 49 User Reviews

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Reviews for Omeprazole to treat GERD

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Review by john r... (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Prilosec (omeprazole): This medicine saved my life. I was in pain and miserable. Tried all the OTC stuff Zantac, Pepcid, Previced, and many others with no success. Then I tried omeprazole and within day's I was better. Great medicine. Would definitely recommend.

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August 8, 2014 12:40 AM

Review by boydgilbreath (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Prilosec (omeprazole): Its the best PPI I've tried.

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November 4, 2013 9:33 AM

Review by Kelly12121:

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7.0

I take this medicine every morning, if I miss one I suffer all day. I want to come off this medicine as I have been on it for over 4 years now. I am 21.

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October 17, 2013 7:05 AM

Review by janes7 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Prilosec (omeprazole): A great medicine. I'm on 40 mg daily due to the feeling of my food being stuck in my throat. It was so bad at one time that I purposely made myself vomit for relief. After having my esophagus looked at - and finding out I also have a small hiatal hernia, doctor said my "flapper" doesn't close, or stay closed. So here I am religiously taking this medicine and mostly loving life. If you miss a day you will again feel miserable. I will say that over the years I have experienced "breakthrough" reflux at one time or another but never for a second day. Very happy.

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August 26, 2013 11:39 AM

Review by Dan'l:

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10

Prilosec (omeprazole): I have been taking Prilosec for several years and I take one with water every morning about 30 minutes before I get up and it has totally eliminated any burning in my chest/esophagus. Also, I learned not to eat any Mexican or spicy food within 3 -4 hours before going to bed.

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July 27, 2013 7:58 AM

Review by Krish99:

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6.0

I was taking Omeprazole 20 mg/day continuously since 10/2012 for acid Reflux. There was no appreciable effect felt. 2 months back my doctor increased to 1 tablet of 40mg/day. I found good improvement in my appetite and acid reflux problem. But 1 week back onwards I have shortness of breadth even with light work and I could not lie flat. I saw the result of a survey on this website and I am 68. I want to ask doctor again immediately.

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July 22, 2013 5:31 PM

Review by anomymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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4.0

I have been taking it for 4 days and on the 3rd day my nose started running all day. Also, I had sneezing and now a sore throat and cough that hurts. My GERD was so bad that I had a "cobblestone" throat and it was hard to swallow some foods. Supposed to be on it for 2 months. Hope it gets better. Dry mouth at night and rapid heart beat are no fun either.

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June 16, 2013 5:30 PM

Review by Masterdiver50 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

After taking Omeprazole 2 mg every day for 4 years, my last throat scope showed no more GERD problems and my doctor took me off the medication. During the 4 years, I never suffered any ill side effects.

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June 8, 2013 7:09 PM

Review by Grandma S (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

Prilosec (omeprazole): Prilosec has worked for me 90 percent of the time for the past eight years. My one and only complaint is: Why does it have to be packaged like it is gold. First a large box with three smaller boxes in that and then the pills individually sealed in foil sheets. What a pain to get all this open and just think of the amount of waste to the landfills. I called the company and they said they do this packaging for safety reasons. Many, many more dangerous other meds are not packaged like this. Please get those pills into a bottle.

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February 7, 2013 8:45 PM

Review by whimpywall:

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10

Prilosec (omeprazole): Prilosec has always worked for me since I went off Nexium but I recently tried the flavored one and I can no longer take just one pill a day to keep the burning away....so off to the store today to get my regular Prilosec since I have finally finished the flavored box. No more of the flavored one for me.

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February 4, 2013 12:00 PM

Review by riverbrat:

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1.0

I was taking Pepcid before for GERD and indigestion twice a day for several years. The night episodes started becoming more frequent lately, so my doctor switched me to Prilosec. After a week, I was getting a sore throat constantly, constipation, and lots of stomach gas. This is day 11, and I stopped taking the Prilosec. I took a Pepcid AC last night to get some relief, and slept well.

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October 31, 2012 11:19 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

Prilosec OTC (omeprazole): It worked well to eliminate reflux symptoms, but forced to discontinue use as made me too dizzy, lightheaded, and sometime naseaus. To the point of not feeling comfortable enough to drive.

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October 3, 2012 9:28 AM

Review by jaimer123 (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

Within 12 hours of taking this medication I got the chills, dizziness and stomach cramps and extreme dry mouth. Within 2 hours of taking my second dose I experienced anxiety, swelling of the tongue, throat and glands, continued dizziness and extreme dry mouth and thirst, frequent urination and stomach camps.

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August 23, 2012 4:20 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Prilosec OTC (omeprazole): My doctor prescribed Protonix which worked most of the time and every now and then I would take a Tums. Then my doctor left and I didn't request a refill soon enough, so I decided to try Prilosec OTC. My GERD disappeared after the first day. I took it daily for 14 days as described on the box and never had a problem at all. My GERD pain is coming back though, so I will be buying another box.

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August 7, 2012 5:04 PM

Review by TheRainGrrl (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

I had issues every day before. Now, I have almost NO issues, and have noticed no side effects.

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July 24, 2012 10:31 AM

Review by TheRainGrrl:

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10

I had acid reflux constantly. Now, NO more heartburn or reflux!

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July 24, 2012 9:07 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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2.0

Prilosec (omeprazole): This medicine did not work for me at all. Even with dietary changes I would have occasional flare ups.

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April 5, 2012 5:07 PM

Review by gerdlady:

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10

Was put on this for GERD what a lifesaver. Feel great, have had no problems with this medicine. Take it once a day in the mornings and can just about eat a normal meal now without all the problems of acid reflux!

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October 21, 2011 3:44 AM

Review by XmyXoneXandXonlyX:

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10

Prilosec (omeprazole): I am on 40mg of Prilosec for GERD and I have zero heartburn 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Do not forget to take a dose or else the fire monster comes up your throat.

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October 11, 2011 10:57 PM

Review by teresabzie:

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10

Prilosec (omeprazole): I started taking Prilosec over 6 years ago. It was very effective at helping with the acid and GERD symptoms, however my Doctor prescribed two tablets a day (Over recommended dosage-due to seriousness of Gerd). I seem to be fine until I started getting horrible spasms in my sides and intestines. I broke my ankle in March and the spasms were bad and the spasms worsened. I had my calcium checked and I was dangerously low. We backed down to 1 Prilosec and the spasms disappeared. So watch your calcium with higher doses.

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October 8, 2011 11:18 PM

Review by Fratboi':

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9.0

Having a diet consisting of beer, pizza, Copenhagen Marlboro, most of my 18-33 years, my GERD had gotten so bad that I could not even swallow. I mean almost choking on anything besides fluid and applesauce. Doctor performed "tube down the throat maneuver" and stated that I had a grotesque esophagus! Started Nexium right away, worked wonders.

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September 5, 2011 4:43 PM

Review by rtpack:

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9.0

Prilosec OTC (omeprazole): I have taken both prescription and OTC Prilosec. After losing my prescription coverage, I changed to OTC version and have had great results. I try to take my pill at least 2 to 3 hours before lunch. It works very well for me.

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September 2, 2011 9:42 PM

Review by jennpugli:

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10

I take 40mg morning and night and it works fantastic!

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August 31, 2011 3:02 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

I took one omeprAzole every morning before breakfast as prescribed for GERD. The GERD went away for two weeks but I started to get severe burning in my throat, more than I had with GERD so I stopped the pills and the burning stopped. I will try taking the pills again and see what happens.

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August 18, 2011 11:21 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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5.0

I don't know if anyone has this problem, but I don't have the classic symptoms of heartburn, but my doctor thought my vocal cord problems could be cause by acid reflux. So I took this for about 4 days. On the fifth day I started having a terrible burning sensation that would not go away and lasted all day. It happened again the next day also. I decided to stop taking it and it has gone away. Anyway I'm not going to take it anymore and check with my doctor for something else. I went from having no symptoms to terrible burning sensations so I'm stopping for now.

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August 9, 2011 4:21 PM

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