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

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236 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
6/16/2014 10:04:44 PM

Reviewer: lilybird, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Once I started taking it, if I tried to stop the acid reflux returned the next day. So frustrating since I never wanted to take this for a long period of time. How can I stop taking it and not have it return?

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
5/26/2014 1:42:45 PM

Reviewer: steve, 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:

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
3/15/2014 6:09:18 AM

Reviewer: Caution2u, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
A gastroenterologist put me on this long term and after several months I started developing serious side effects and though I had pancreatic cancer. When I learned this drug had been known to cause pancreatitis, I discontinued use and the symptoms disappeared. Would never take this for any extended period as I believe it can be very dangerous to some people.

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
1/8/2014 7:17:28 PM

Reviewer: marlymac, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
After being on this med, I noticed I was belching a lot. Then the gas started. I went off to see if symptoms would go away and they did. My doc suggested taking gas x. I will give this a try.

Condition: Condition in which Stomach Acid is Pushed Into the Esophagus
12/3/2013 9:47:28 PM

Reviewer: Prilosec, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Ive taken this for a couple yrs. and am very satisfied with the results. How long can a user take this med without serious effects?

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