User Reviews for Prilosec

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Prilosec review summary

8.5/10 Average Rating

24 Ratings with 17 User Reviews

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

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10

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

Its the best PPI I've tried.

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November 4, 2013 9:33 AM

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

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10

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

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 Grandma S (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

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 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 Anonymous:

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2.0

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 XmyXoneXandXonlyX:

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10

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

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 lambnj24:

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5.0

Prilosec completely eradicates the severe reflux I suffer from due to a rare stomach condition known as gastroparesis. Sadly, it completely eliminates my appetite as well. It also slows my metabolism down to a crawl, which is already inherently slow due to my stomach condition.

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July 11, 2011 4:44 PM

Review by bria22:

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7.0

I started taking one pill a day in October, switched to generic, which didn't work so the doctor suggested I take 2 a day. Still nothing, so I switched back to Prilosec and continued to take twice a day. Works pretty well, except for some days when I need to use a backup of tums or Zantac.

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June 29, 2011 8:46 PM

Review by genop:

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8.0

Needed to stop taking due to red, swollen and painful joints side effect. Tried stopping then starting again but side effect occurred again.

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October 9, 2010 5:19 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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5.0

I took this drug for several weeks and my GERD cleared up. Then, out of the blue, I became moody and angry at everyone. I read up on some of the side effects and found that mood issues have been associated. I tend to have this when I take anything that amps up your metabolism so it must contain something that is somewhat related to that.

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December 30, 2009 2:46 AM

Review by Anonymous:

Prilosec is the only new drug I have used and I find I have insomnia. I am going to stop using this and see if it clears up.

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September 28, 2009 4:37 AM

Review by pauley:

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4.0

I tried Prilosec first for my heartburn symptoms but I noticed I had to take it a couple of times during the day which quickly added up. I found myself spending quite a bit of money.

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February 20, 2009 9:13 AM

Review by j lynn:

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10

I have Crohns' Disease along with GERD and Prilosec works very well for me. I live by the stuff, it's the only thing that has ever worked.

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September 18, 2008 7:30 PM

Review by olato:

About three months ago my dr ordered prilosec 20 mg for heart burn. I also have diverticulosis that coused me to have a burning itching discharge. By the time I had taken 42 prilosec I noticed the burning and itching had completely stopped. I am still taking one prilosec every other day. I now need to know if I can take one 20 mg. prilosec tablet per day indefinately without harm to my health.

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