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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Prilosec oral.

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244 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
6/9/2008 10:14:28 PM

Reviewer: breck, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
The Prilosec worked well controlling my GERD. But in the literature there is conflicting information. They seem to mention that you should only take it for 14 days except for certain conditions, but they sell it over the counter in 30 day increments. I took it for 4 months not knowing this. I had some stomach distress (nausea) at times. The worst was that my ankles and feet started swelling and my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
6/9/2008 10:11:13 PM

Reviewer: justave, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I'm a male who just had a mammogram. I am growing breast tissue due to prilosec. No one told me about this side effect, but its evidently quite common. Pain under the nipple is what caused me to mention it to the doctor.

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
5/26/2008 2:19:46 AM

Reviewer: dfwmifb, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This medication worked very well for me. Had to switch to protonix because the miitary refuse to pay for it. So now I am back once again on prilosec because the military refuse to pay foor protonix.Go figure.

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
5/25/2008 2:30:51 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
About 3 years ago a Ear Nose and Throat doctor prescribed me this with a cost of $100.00 since I took the RX kind. Unfortunately I could only take it for a week because of the side effects, which were much worse than the actual acid reflex. Side effects included: horrible headaches, dizziness, a feeling of being out of it and constipation so bad it plugged me up for a week. Next I'll be trying ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
5/6/2008 10:04:05 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've had acid reflux for my entire adult life (40+ years). My father had acid reflux all his life (82 years). I took this medication one morning and haven't had stomache problems since. It worked the first day! Must have something to do with B-12, iron, vitamin D absorption. The only side effect might be lethargy. 10 days into the initial 14 day treatment I was exhausted. Sleepi ... Show Full Comment

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