The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
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Over-the-counter Omeprazole (Prilosec OTC)
The FDA recently approved the proton pump inhibitor omeprazole magnesium (Prilosec OTC) for over-the-counter use for treatment of frequent heartburn. It will be marketed in late September or early October. Five proton pump inhibitors, including omeprazole, are available by prescription in the US (Medical Letter 2001; 43:36). ... more
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