Thread: Prilosec OTC
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:48 AM   #3
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Re: Prilosec OTC

Paul,
Prilosec has been on the market for a long time.
Prilosec was developed years ago (1992) by AstraZeneca and when it came off patent in 2003 or4 they developed a slightly different PPI -- Nexium. And they contracted with Proctor & Gamble to distribute the Prilosec OTC medication by the same name.

Prilosec use to be called the purple pill but then Nexium was called the the other purple pill. As you know Prilosec OTC is a tablet but works just as well as the older purple capsules.

Many studies have been done on the long term use of Proton Pump Inhibitors like Prilosec with no real bad side effects.
My wife has been takng Prilosec for 8 years.

I think it's OK to take Prilosec OTC as long as you want!

You can also get the generic Prilosec by prescription in capsule form --- the name is Omeprazole.

I wish you well---Harry