AstraZeneca") violated a Massachusetts state law by deceptively marketing the drug Nexium as superior to another drug, Prilosec
or its generic version, omeprazole.
There are OTC versions of Prilosec
, Zegerid, and Prevacid.
Instead of partnering with charities, brands like Prilosec
OTC and Pepsi are removing nonprofits from the equation and going directly to consumers through microsponsorship campaigns.
AstraZeneca Plc, maker of the ulcer drug Prilosec
, won the right to seek compensation from Impax Laboratories Inc.
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), available by prescription or over the counter, include drugs such as Prilosec
His recent UGI indicated severe gastric reflux, and his GI specialist advised that he begin taking Prilosec
and stop running.
In a study done that compared the drugs Prilosec
and Nexium, which both function as acid blockers to help what is commonly referred to as acid reflux, Nexium was described as more effective than Prilosec
; however, the dose of Nexium in the study was double the size of the dose of Prilosec
, 40 mg versus 20 mg.
For many months now, druggists have been deluged with complaints from customers who can't seem to find Prilosec
on the store shelves.
A new study has found that if Reyataz (atazanavir), whether taken with or without ritonavir, is used with Prilosec
(omeprazole, a proton-pump inhibitor used to reduce stomach acidity, for treating acid-reflux disease or other conditions), the blood level of atazanavir is reduced by three quarters or more, probably making it ineffective and leading to viral resistance.
OTC, an over-the-counter version of Prilosec
, the heartburn and ulcer drug, will be sold nationwide beginning Monday.
apparently did so well on its "just-in-time" delivery of the latest in the series of Harry Potter books, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," that the Lowell firm has been hired to handle Procter & Gamble's nationwide rollout of Prilosec
OTC on Sept.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved over-the-counter sales of Prilosec
, and the drug is slated to hit store shelves nationwide this fall.