Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), GORD and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. It is marketed by AstraZeneca under the tradenames Losec and Prilosec, commonly as the magnesium salt omeprazole magnesium. Omeprazole is one of the most widely prescribed drugs internationally and is available over the counter in some countries.

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... OMEPRAZOLE (Prilosec®) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It reduces symptoms and prevents injury to the esophagus, stomach, or intestines in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or ulcers. Omeprazole is also useful in conditions that cause excessive stomach acid production such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and certain cancers. Generic omeprazole capsules are available. ...
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Omeprazole Systematic (IUPAC) name 5-methoxy-2-[(4-methoxy-3,5-di ...
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