Do You Have Excess Stomach Acid

Two of the most common health issues affecting both men and women are heartburn and acid reflux. When we eat food the food passes through the esophagus, then through the lower esophageal door to the stomach. Our stomach produces hydrochloric acid to aid in the digestion of this food and if the acid generated is in excess it travels upwards. If the esophageal door is relaxed the excess acid leaks into our esophagus causing acid reflux.

There is relief in the form of both over-the-counter medicines as well as prescription medications. The most recommended medication for helping with these issues is Prilosec OTC.

First introduced as Omeprazole in 1989, Prilosec OTC was officially released in 2003 and has been used by over 20 million people. Prilosec OTC is manufactured by Astra Zenka (and parent company Proctor and Gamble) and offers a money back guarantee if unsatisfactory results occur.

Prilosec comes as an over-the-counter drug, usually in 20mg pills to be taken one a day to provide relief throughout both day and night. A normal regiment of Prilosec is for 15 days and not to exceed more than three 14 day treatments in one year.

Prilosec OTC has a great deal of positive reviews from both male and female users 25 years in age and up. As with any medication there are certain risks to be aware of. By speaking with a doctor you can better understand these risks which might include dizziness, swelling, nausea, wheezing, and unexpected weight loss.

As with most medications the relief of the symptoms might not come right away. It is important to continue with your regular dosages as Prilosec OTC may take 5-7 days to provide any noticeable benefits.

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