Prilosec is a medication indicated for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. It has an active component Omeprazole, which is a proton pump inhibitor. It is manufactured by a leading pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca. This is available as a capsule in dosages as 10 mg and 20 mg.
Active Ingredient: Omeprazole is an active component belongs to a class of drugs called selective and irreversible proton pump inhibition. This active ingredient obtained a stable disulfide bond with the sulfhydryl group of the hydrogen-potassium ATPase found on the secretory surface of parietal cells, to inhibit the final transport of hydrogen ions into the gastric lumen and suppressing gastric acid secretion. This ingredient exhibits no anticholinergic activities and does not antagonize histamine H2 receptors. This drug is a proton pump inhibitors and potent inhibitor of gastric acidity used to treat gastroesophageal reflux and peptic ulcer disease.
Indications: This given medication is a proton pump inhibitor that reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Prilosec is indicated to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. It is also indicated to promote healing of erosive esophagitis. It may also be given together with antibiotics to treat gastric ulcer caused by infection with Helicobacter pylori.
Action Mechanism: Omeprazole composed medicine is a type of medicine called a proton pump inhibitor. These types of drugs are found on cells that line the stomach and are used by these cells to produce stomach acid. Prilosec works by restricting the proton pumps from working and this reduces the production of stomach acid. By decreasing stomach acid this drug can help relieve indigestion symptoms, as well as painful heartburn symptoms caused by excess acid flowing back into the food pipe.
Dosages: This mentioned medication is available in dosages as follows:
- 10 mg: This medication should be taken once a day exactly as directed by the doctor before a meal
- 20 mg: Take this capsule once a day before a meal as prescribed by the doctor
Note: This medication was associated with kidney problems with long-term use. Seek the medical attention if you experience urination less than usual, or if you have blood in the urine.