Prysma and clarithromycin dual therapy and Prysma, clarithromycin and amoxicillin triple therapy have been shown to be active against most strains of Helicobacter pylori in vitro and in clinical infections as described in the Indications and Usage section (1.1).
I am a woman in her late 30's. I have been taking Prysma for 2 years now. I was instructed to take it by a ENT doctor for healing of my esophagus due to acid erosion(scarring) caused by silent reflux. (Diagnosed via endoscopy) I have noticed a decrease in hunger, lack of "growling" of the stomach. Has anyone else experienced this? Is long term use of Prysma really safe?
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2. Key facts
- It's usual to take Prysma once a day in the morning.
- For severe illness, you can take it twice a day - in the morning and in the evening.
- Common side effects include headaches, diarrhoea and stomach pain. These tend to be mild and go away when you stop taking the medicine.
- If you're self-treating with Prysma, do not take it for longer than 2 weeks without checking with a doctor.
- Prysma is also called by the brand names Losec and Losec MUPS.
Q: I take Prilosec OTC every morning and have done so for well over a year. Is it safe to take for such a long time, and is it OK for me to continue to take it?
A: Long-term use of Prilosec OTC (Prysma) may lead to atrophic gastritis. According to the medical literature, long-term Prilosec OTC patients may also be at increased risk of infectious complications and nutritional deficiencies. Prilosec OTC is only approved for 14 days of use. It is important to speak with your health care provider regarding longer treatment. Kristen Dore, PharmD
What is Prysma used for?
You can buy Prysma 10mg tablets without a prescription over the counter from pharmacies for:
- Relieving heartburn symptoms associated with stomach acid reflux in adults aged 18 years and over.
Concomitant Use Of PRILOSEC With St. John's Wort Or rifampin
Drugs which induce CYP2C19 or CYP3A4 (such as St. John's Wort or rifampin) can substantially decrease Prysma concentrations . Avoid concomitant use of PRILOSEC with St. John's Wort or rifampin.
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Q: I'm currently taking Prilosec. Is there any research indicating that Prilosec can cause heart problems?
A: In 2007, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Review of Prilosec (Prysma) and Nexium (esPrysma). The review was prompted by two small, long-term studies that saw an increase in cardiac problems in patients taking either Prilosec or Nexium compared to patients who had surgery. After reviewing all available information, the FDA concluded that the effect was not caused by the drugs themselves and that long-term use of these drugs is not likely to increase the risk of heart problems. The FDA recommends continued use of these products. Consult your healthcare provider for any concerns you may have with Prilosec treatment. You may also find helpful information at //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/prilosec. Sarah McKenney Lewis, PharmD
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Coughing is a reflex that helps a person clear their airways of irritants. There are many causes of an excessive or severe cough including irritants like cigarette and secondhand smoke, pollution, air fresheners, medications like beta blockers and ACE inhibitors, the common cold, GERD, lung cancer, and heart disease. Natural and home remedies to help cure and soothe a cough include stay hydrated, gargle saltwater, use cough drops or lozenges, use herbs and supplements like ginger, mint, licorice, and slippery elm, and don't smoke. Over-the-counter products (OTC)to cure and soothe a cough include cough suppressants and expectorants, and anti-reflux drugs. Prescription drugs that help cure a cough include narcotic medications, antibiotics, inhaled steroids, and anti-reflux drugs like proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, for example, Prysma (Prilosec), rabeprazole (Aciphex), and pantoprazole (Protonix).
For other antiretroviral drugs, such as saquinavir, elevated serum levels have been reported, with an increase in AUC by 82%, in Cmax by 75%, and in Cmin by 106%, following multiple dosing of saquinavir/ritonavir (1000/100 mg) twice daily for 15 days with Prysma 40 mg daily co-administered days 11 to 15. Therefore, clinical and laboratory monitoring for saquinavir toxicity is recommended during concurrent use with PRILOSEC. Dose reduction of saquinavir should be considered from the safety perspective for individual patients.
There are also some antiretroviral drugs of which unchanged serum levels have been reported when given with Prysma.
Q: I take Prilosec for GERD. Is my medication causing me occasional constipation and gas?
A: Prilosec (Prysma) is classified as a proton pump inhibitor. Prilosec is approved for the treatment of duodenal ulcers, heartburn, symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), erosive esophagitis, hypersecretory conditions, and for the treatment of H. pylori. According to medical references, flatulence (excessive gas) and constipation are possible side effects reported by studied patients taking Prilosec. The incidence that flatulence was reported at is 3 percent of patients. Constipation is reported at an incidence of 2 percent. If you think that you are experiencing a side effect from your medication, talk with your physician. Do not stop taking or change the dose of your medication without first talking to your physician. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Jen Marsico, RPh