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Perscription Prilosec vs. over the counter Prilosec

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Old 08-21-2009, 09:06 AM   #1
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Perscription Prilosec vs. over the counter Prilosec

Does anyone have an opinion on perscription Prilosec and over the counter Prilosec. Costco has their own brand now.

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Old 08-21-2009, 12:11 PM   #2
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Re: Perscription Prilosec vs. over the counter Prilosec

The over the counter kind is only 20mg, half the dose of the prescription kind (40mg).

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Re: Perscription Prilosec vs. over the counter Prilosec

Prilosec presciptions contains either 10 mg, 20 mg or 40 mg of omeprazole. The OTC are sold in 20mg. One could double the OTC does to take the 40mg does if needed. If using prilosec, i certainly would buy it OTC if it saved me money over a prescription.

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Re: Perscription Prilosec vs. over the counter Prilosec

If you have prescription coverage you might want to try the generic (omeprozloe) I used 20mg twice daily. With my insurance I got 60 pills per month & even with a copay it was still far less $ than anything OTC.

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