Omeprazole is both an over-the-counter and
a prescription medication. The prescription form is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux
disease, certain ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, erosive esophagitis, and infections
cause by the bacteria H. pylori. This medication page refers to the prescription form of omeprazole.
This medication comes in capsule form or in packets to be mixed with water to form a liquid.
It is taken once or twice daily one hour before a meal. Common side effects of omeprazole
include headache, stomach pain, and nausea. It’s important not to take Omeprazole unless
prescribed by a doctor. For RxWiki, I’m Lindsay Morrison.