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Omeprazole 20 mg Tablets

Omeprazole (Prilosec®) is a prescription medication licensed to treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), certain types of 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.
      
A nonprescription version of the medication is also available to treat frequent heartburn. It only comes in one strength -- omeprazole 20 mg tablets or capsules.
 
The recommended dose of over-the-counter (OTC) omeprazole for frequent heartburn is 20 mg once daily for up to 14 days every four months. It is not recommended to take this form of omeprazole long-term without talking with your healthcare provider first, in order to rule out more serious conditions.
 
(Click Omeprazole Dosing for more information about omeprazole 20 mg tablets and for prescription omeprazole dosing guidelines.)
 
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