Were you looking for information about Omeprazole? Omeprazol is a common misspelling of omeprazole.
Omeprazole (Prilosec®) is available by prescription and is used to treat several conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. As part of a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), it works by decreasing the amount of acid that is produced in your stomach.
Most people who take this medication do not have problems with side effects. However, side effects are still possible. Some of the more common ones include abdominal pain, headaches, and upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold.
Omeprazole is not suitable for everyone. A few of the conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before taking the medication include liver disease or any allergies you may have. The medication is best taken on an empty stomach, half an hour before a meal.
(Click Omeprazole for more detail on how omeprazole works to decrease the production of acid in your stomach, other existing medical conditions you should tell your healthcare provider about, and potential side effects of the medication. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more information.)