For persons suffering chronic acid reflux Prilosec may offer the relief they need. It is usually recommended for people suffering acid indigestion two or more days a week, and works as a proton pump inhibitor to stop the production of acid in the stomach. By reducing the amount of acid in the stomach, it stops the occurrences of acid reflex.
When a person is suffering acid reflux Prilosec is not the immediate answer, as it is not intended to provide immediate relief. When used in conjunction with other medications, there may be some interaction and users should check with their doctor or pharmacist about the prescription medications they are taking before taking Prilosec. This over-the-counter medication is the first proton pump inhibitor approved for OTC use and is safe provided it is used according to the instructions.
While acid reflux Prilosec relief is for daily use, it should not be taken for more than 14 days in a row. Once the 14 days have passed, the user should wait four months before starting to use it again. Repeated usage can damage the acid pumps, causing severe digestive system failure. A person suffering indigestion after a 14-day regimen of using Prilosec, should consult a medical professional for recommended treatment.
Helps Healing Damaged Esophagus
For those suffering severe burning caused by acid reflux Prilosec can help the healing process of a damaged esophagus. As the stomach acid refluxes into the esophagus, the lining can be damaged, causing extended periods of pain, even when the acid production is reduced. By inhibiting the acid reflux Prilosec gives the lining time to heal. Without the excess acid, ulcers have also shown signs of being able to heal over time.
There are some side effects that may be present with the use of the medication, and if any of the issues listed in the warnings become present, the user should stop using the product. It is designed for daily use, one pill per day, and using it according to the directions should relieve the symptoms of acid indigestion for 24 hours.
Since the symptoms of acid reflux Prilosec is designed to eliminate may appear to be the same symptoms of heart problems, it is important to seek emergency medical assistance. If chest pains, accompanied by the pain radiating through the chest or arms, or if there is a feeling of heaviness or constriction of the chest emergency medical aid should be sought.