American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A trademark used for the drug omeprazole.
- n. antacid (trade name Prilosec) that suppresses acid secretion in the stomach
“Prilosec is one of a family of heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors that treat those problems and can prevent stomach bleeding.”
“Now, Bernadine says she can't afford that, so we talked to some experts who suggested that she ask her doctor that maybe she could take instead an over-the-counter drug called Prilosec, which is $24 instead of $154.”
“Prilosec is the kind of drug most reps can only dream about.”
“Furthermore, given that the FDA approved the labeling, there can be no claim that the name Prilosec OTC is inherently misleading because it's associated with the prescription version.”
“But what if a survey showed that the name Prilosec applied to an OTC product would always lead consumers to believe it was approved for all prescription indications?”
“Nexium's story begins back with a medicine called Prilosec, which was one of the earliest proton pump inhibitors.”
“Medicines in the same class, such as Prilosec and Prevacid, now are sold over-the-counter to treat frequent heartburn.”
“The Food and Drug Administration last year urged doctors to avoid prescribing drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium together with Plavix after research suggested that stomach drugs in the proton-pump inhibitor class blunted the effects of the blood thinner, which in turn could increase the risk of heart attacks.”
“A study by Medco Health Solutions Inc. said that heartburn drugs such as Prilosec, often given to Plavix patients to help prevent ulcers or gastric bleeding, can interfere with Plavix's effectiveness.”
“About 1% of patients on medications called proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, experience weight gain.”
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