Omeprazole Medicine for Acid Reflux
Omeprazole (Prilosec®) is used for treating certain conditions related to the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Healthcare providers often prescribe omeprazole medicine for acid reflux, ulcers, and pathological hypersecretory conditions.
The medication is a type of proton pump inhibitor that works by decreasing acid production in the stomach. It is typically taken once or twice a day, depending on the condition being treated.
In clinical studies that used omeprazole medicine for acid reflux, up to 56 percent of people had complete relief from their GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) symptoms. These studies also showed that the drug helped to heal esophagitis due to GERD and helped keep erosive esophagitis from returning.
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