from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for the drug omeprazole.

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  • n. antacid (trade name Prilosec) that suppresses acid secretion in the stomach


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  • Prilosec is one of a family of heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors that treat those problems and can prevent stomach bleeding.

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  • 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.

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  • Prilosec is the kind of drug most reps can only dream about.

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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • Nexium's story begins back with a medicine called Prilosec, which was one of the earliest proton pump inhibitors.

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  • Medicines in the same class, such as Prilosec and Prevacid, now are sold over-the-counter to treat frequent heartburn.

    New Risks Emerge For Some Stomach Drugs

  • 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.

    Use of Stomach Drugs

  • 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.

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  • About 1% of patients on medications called proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, experience weight gain.

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