Omeprazole 20 mg Capsules
Omeprazole (Prilosec®) is a medication often prescribed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), 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.
An over-the-counter (OTC) version of omeprazole is also available in the form of 20-mg tablets and capsules.
Treatment for duodenal and gastric ulcers typically lasts for four to eight weeks. The recommended omeprazole dosage for this condition is 20 mg or 40 mg daily.
For the treatment of GERD, the recommended dose is 20 mg once a day for up to four weeks. People who have erosive esophagitis in addition to GERD may take omeprazole 20 mg capsules for four to eight weeks.
People with pathological hypersecretory conditions usually require higher omeprazole dosages, such as 60 mg once daily.
(Click Omeprazole Dosing to find out how dosing works for children, to learn dosing guidelines for the treatment of H. pylori infections, and for information on how to prevent erosive esophagitis from returning.)