Omerprazole / Prilosec

- See: Rx of PUD 
- Discussion:
- gastric acid pump inhibitor; 
- used for severe erosive esophagitis; 
- high doses may lead to hypergastrinemia, enterochromaffinlike cell hyperplasia, and gastric carcinoid formation. 
- therefore use lower doses if possible. 
- Adult Dosing: 
- 20 mg PO qd; Hypersecretory: 60mg PO qd

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, December 16, 2011 4:15 pm