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Omeprazole 10 mg Capsules

Omeprazole (Prilosec®) is a prescription drug used for treating certain conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. It is approved to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), duodenal and stomach ulcers, pathological hypersecretory conditions, and H. pylori infections.
The prescription version of this medication comes in the following strengths:
  • Omeprazole 10 mg capsules
  • Omeprazole 20 mg capsules
  • Omeprazole 40 mg capsules
  • Omeprazole 2.5 mg packets for oral suspension
  • Omeprazole 10 mg packets for oral suspension.
The recommended omeprazole dosage for treating ulcers is 20 mg (for duodenal ulcers) or 40 mg (for gastric ulcers) daily for four to eight weeks. For the treatment of GERD, the usual recommended dose is 20 mg a day for up to four weeks. People with pathological hypersecretory conditions usually require higher dosages.
Dosing for children is determined by the child's weight.
(Click Omeprazole Dosing for more detailed dosing guidelines for the treatment of H. pylori infections, ulcers, erosive esophagitis, and pathological hypersecretory conditions.)
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