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Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets 42 ea

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Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets, 42 Each
 
4.8

(based on 203 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (162)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • No side effects (107)
  • Effective (61)
  • Easy to administer (46)
  • Relieves pain (39)
  • Relieves symptoms fast (36)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (78)
  • Heartburn (53)
  • Everyday (52)
  • Upset stomach (10)
  • Travel (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Average health (56), Healthy adult (45), Have medical condition (26), Elderly (15), Athletic (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Improved Packaging!!

I've got GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) and as such, if I don't take an acid reducer, I'm in a world of hurt. When Prilosec first went OTC, it meant I was...Read complete review

I've got GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease) and as such, if I don't take an acid reducer, I'm in a world of hurt. When Prilosec first went OTC, it meant I was actually paying *more* for the medication than with insurance, so naturally I tended to go for the generic when available. Unfortunately, neither the brand-name nor the generic was in user-friendly packaging - it was impossible to get the pills out of the blister-pack without either gouging my fingers, or resorting to scissors.

Well, Prilosec's manufacturer's finally improved the packaging so that no weapons were required - and I'm back to buying the brand name. The extra cost for brand-name vs. generic is worth it (about 5.00 a package).

Don't get me wrong, the packaging still stinks. Why on earth do a blister-pack when a bottle would be so much easier? And even the improved blister-pack requires a fair bit of manual dexterity and strengh to use - you have to push the pill through a very thick layer of paper to get it out.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Had a severe reaction to this product.

I took this product and all went well the first two days. This was the first time I'd tried it. The third evening within half an hour of taking it or less I began...Read complete review

I took this product and all went well the first two days. This was the first time I'd tried it. The third evening within half an hour of taking it or less I began having a severe reaction to it. There wasn't a place on my body from my toes to the top of my head that did not itch severly and feel in pain it was so bad. Of course it was a time release 24 hour tablet and it took about 30 hours for the effects to finally wear off. Just thought I should warn it's possible some people can't take this. I really wanted to as I was so pleased it seemed to be working the first 2 days. This is only the second time I've ever had this particular reaction to a drug and first for an over the counter one.

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5.0

I am pleased with the product

By Ellen

from Huntington, NT

describe yourself Elderly, Have Medical Condition

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Administer
  • Effective
  • No Side Effects
  • Relieves Pain
  • Relieves Symptoms Fast

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Heartburn

    Comments about Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets, 42 Each:

    Daily

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    No more heart burn!

    By MightyMiteMcA

    from Minneapolis

    describe yourself Healthy Adult

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Administer
    • Effective
    • No Side Effects
    • Relieves Pain
    • Relieves Symptoms Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Heartburn

      Comments about Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets, 42 Each:

      The small, well shaped pill slides down the throte easily. Started working right away. Normal heartburn from drinking high acid stuff like grapefruit juice is now alleviated. Drinking too much coffee was also a problem but not any more.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Effective, but in irritating packaging

      By fuzbears

      from Chicago, Il

      describe yourself Healthy Adult

      Pros

      • Effective

      Cons

      • Poor packaging

      Best Uses

      • Heartburn

      Comments about Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets, 42 Each:

      Thank goodness that generic brand offers this drug in bottles. It works just as well, and does not make you have to spend extra time popping each pill form the messy card. Would not buy it again unless it was actually cheaper than version in easy bottle.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ongoing relationship...

      By Tender

      from Fort Washington, MD

      describe yourself Have Medical Condition

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Relieves Symptoms Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets, 42 Each:

        After my weight loss surgery (sleeve), I needed this product of a regular basis. It really helps with heart burn.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic

        By Captain Bobs Rentals

        from Provincetown Massachusetts

        describe yourself Healthy Adult

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Administer
        • Effective
        • No Side Effects
        • Relieves Symptoms Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acid reflux
          • Heartburn

          Comments about Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets, 42 Each:

          This product has added to my quality of life. No more acid reflux or heartburn. One pill lasts 24 hours. A bit pricey but worth every cent.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Acid

          By acid free

          from Corona CA

          describe yourself Healthy Adult

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets, 42 Each:

            Everyday use

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Thank You To Who ever invented this

            By sunbird102

            from Brooksville, Fl

            describe yourself Have Medical Condition

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Administer
            • Effective
            • No Side Effects
            • Relieves Symptoms Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Heartburn
              • Upset Stomach

              Comments about Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets, 42 Each:

              I have acid reflux and took some cheaper versions for a long time but eventually they started not to work. My stomach started to be upset almost constantly. Within a few days of taking this, the upset went away. Now the only time I have this same problem is when I forgot to take it the day before. I couldn't get by without it.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              It Works!

              By Fabitski

              from Hesperia CA

              describe yourself Elderly, Have Medical Condition

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Administer
              • Effective
              • No Side Effects
              • Relieves Pain
              • Relieves Symptoms Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Heartburn
                • Upset Stomach

                Comments about Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets, 42 Each:

                This time it took the full 14 days to get relief whereas the last few times it worked in a few days. The doctor has prescribed prescription Prilosec (Omeprazole) since I need to take it daily. That helps with the cost since I have a chronic condition. I have taken Prilosec on and off for years and only wish they had this medication when I was younger. I suffered from heartburn and GERD since I was 16.

                 
                5.0

                It works

                By jimbo543

                from Adams, WI

                describe yourself Healthy Adult

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Administer
                • Effective
                • No Side Effects

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Heartburn

                  Comments about Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets, 42 Each:

                  Easy to use. Take one each morning and you're good to go.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By TC

                  from Lancaster, PA

                  describe yourself Healthy Adult

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Effective

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets, 42 Each:

                  I used to take a lot of Tums, but this is by far the better choice.

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                  Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets

                   – Sometimes lifestyle changes aren't enough to break the cycle of frequent heartburn. Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets is an over-the-counter form of the medication many doctors prescribe for heartburn that doesn't respond to other treatments.

                  Relief from Acid Reflux and Heartburn Symptoms



                  If you have frequent heartburn, two or more times per week, Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer may help control your symptoms. Unlike antacids that work immediately and offer temporary relief of heartburn and acid reflux, Prilosec OTC takes one to four days to begin working. You only need to take it once each day over a 14-day period. The active ingredient in Prilosec is omeprazole. Omeprazole reduces the amount of acid your stomach produces while still leaving enough acid to digest your food. As acid production goes down, you may find your symptoms improve and you can enjoy your favorite foods again without experiencing heartburn symptoms.

                  Prilosec OTC : Heartburn Relief without a Prescription



                  Prilosec has been prescribed by doctors for over 20 years to treat frequent heartburn. Now, this medication is available in a lower dosage that doesn't require a prescription. If you suffer from heartburn more than twice a week, your doctor may recommend Prilosec OTC Acid Reducer, 20.6mg, Tablets. Check with your doctor if you have frequent heartburn or have other symptoms such as chest pain or nausea. Also, let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve after using Prilosec OTC. You can take it up to three times per year for a 14-day period. Prilosec OTC can interact with some medications, so review your medications with your doctor before beginning Prilosec . All medications can have side effects. Your doctor can help you decide whether Prilosec OTC is right for you.
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