Omerprazole / Prilosec
- See: Rx of PUD
- 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