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Why Choose PRILOSEC® Packets

Ask your doctor if PRILOSEC® Packets are right for you!

PRILOSEC® Packets are a first-line treatment that is FDA approved for children as young as 1 year of age and adults.*

PRILOSEC® Packets offer:

Control of heartburn, acid reflux, and other symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)*

Once-a-day dosing

24-hour heartburn relief for patients with erosive esophagitis (EE) due to acid-mediated GERD

Prescriptions can cost as low as $9 per month

Formulation that can be mixed with water for patients who have trouble swallowing pills

Approved use in children and adults*

Room-temperature storage

Ask your doctor about PRILOSEC® Packets for your heartburn, acid reflux, and other symptoms associated with GERD, and for heartburn relief for patients with EE due to acid-mediated GERD.

*Indications for PRILOSEC® Packets for delayed-release oral suspension:

  • PRILOSEC is indicated for the treatment of heartburn and other symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for up to 4 weeks in adults and children 1 year and older.
  • In infants 1 month to less than 1 year, PRILOSEC is indicated for the short-term treatment (up to 6 weeks) of erosive esophagitis (EE) due to acid-mediated GERD.
  • PRILOSEC is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for up to 4 weeks in adults and children 1 year and older.

Complete daytime and nighttime heartburn relief occurred significantly faster (p < 0.01) in patients treated with 20 mg PRILOSEC than in those taking placebo or histamine H2-receptor antagonists.

Subject to eligibility rules; restrictions apply. Not valid for prescriptions that are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by Medicaid, Medicare (including Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage), TriCare, CHAMPUS, or any other local, state or federal healthcare programs, including state prescription drug assistance programs and the La Reforma de Salud program in Puerto Rico. Subject to eligibility rules; restrictions apply.

Reference: PRILOSEC [package insert]. Zug, Switzerland: Covis Pharma; 2017.

How to Use PRILOSEC® Packets

Convenience with PRILOSEC® Packets

PRILOSEC® Packets are a delayed-release oral suspension treatment for heartburn and other symptoms of erosive esophagitis associated with (or due to) GERD in children and adults who have trouble swallowing pills.* This means that PRILOSEC® Packets mix with water for easy dosing and administration. Just mix, set, stir, and drink! It is that simple to get control for heartburn, acid reflux, and other symptoms associated with GERD.

PRILOSEC® Packets delayed-release oral suspension is intended to be prepared in water and administered orally or via a nasogastric (NG) or gastric tube.

*Indications for PRILOSEC® Packets for delayed-release oral suspension:

  • PRILOSEC is indicated for the treatment of heartburn and other symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for up to 4 weeks in adults and children 1 year and older.
  • In infants 1 month to less than 1 year, PRILOSEC is indicated for the short-term treatment (up to 6 weeks) of erosive esophagitis (EE) due to acid-mediated GERD.
  • PRILOSEC is indicated for the treatment of symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for up to 4 weeks in adults and children 1 year and older.
Oral
Nasogastric or Gastric Tube

How should I take PRILOSEC®?

  • Take PRILOSEC® Packets exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not change your dose or stop PRILOSEC® Packets without talking to your doctor.
  • PRILOSEC® Packets is usually taken 1 time each day. Your doctor will tell you the time of day to take PRILOSEC® Packets, based on your medical condition.
  • Take PRILOSEC® Packets before a meal.
  • Antacids may be taken with PRILOSEC® Packets.

If you miss a dose of PRILOSEC, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time to make up for the missed dose.

If you take too much PRILOSEC, call your doctor or your poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away or go to the nearest emergency room.

Taking PRILOSEC® Packets orally:

  1. PRILOSEC Suspension comes in packets containing 2.5 mg and 10 mg of PRILOSEC.
  2. Use an oral syringe to draw up the amount of water needed to mix your dose. Ask your pharmacist for an oral syringe.
  3. If your dose of PRILOSEC is 2.5 mg, add 5 mL of water to a clean container. Empty the contents of the 2.5 mg packet into the container of water.
  4. If your dose of PRILOSEC is 10 mg, add 15 mL of water to a clean container. Empty the contents of the 10 mg packet into the container of water.
  5. If you or your child are instructed to use more than 1 packet for your dose of PRILOSEC, follow the mixing instructions provided by your pharmacist or doctor.
  6. Stir.
  7. Leave it for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken.
  8. Stir and drink within 30 minutes. If not used within 30 minutes, throw away this dose and mix a new dose.
  9. If any medicine remains after drinking, add more water, stir, and drink right away.

If you have any questions about how to take PRILOSEC® Packets, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

How should I take PRILOSEC®?

  • Take PRILOSEC® Packets exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not change your dose or stop PRILOSEC® Packets without talking to your doctor.
  • PRILOSEC® Packets is usually taken 1 time each day. Your doctor will tell you the time of day to take PRILOSEC® Packets, based on your medical condition.
  • Take PRILOSEC® Packets before a meal.
  • Antacids may be taken with PRILOSEC® Packets.

If you miss a dose of PRILOSEC, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time to make up for the missed dose.

If you take too much PRILOSEC, call your doctor or your poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away or go to the nearest emergency room.

Giving PRILOSEC® Packets with water through a nasogastric tube (NG tube) or gastric tube:

For people who have an NG tube or gastric tube that is size 6 or larger, PRILOSEC may be given as follows:

  1. PRILOSEC® Packets comes in packets containing 2.5 mg and 10 mg of PRILOSEC.
  2. Use only a catheter tipped syringe to give PRILOSEC through a NG tube or gastric tube that is size 6 or larger.
  3. If your dose of PRILOSEC is 2.5 mg, add 5 mL of water to a catheter tipped syringe. Add the contents of the 2.5 mg packet to the syringe.
  4. If your dose of PRILOSEC is 10 mg, add 15 mL of water to a catheter tipped syringe. Add the contents of the 10 mg packet to the syringe.
  5. Shake the syringe right away and then leave it for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken.
  6. Shake the syringe and inject through the NG tube or gastric tube into the stomach within 30 minutes.
  7. Refill the syringe with the same amount of water you used to prepare your dose of PRILOSEC (5 mL or 15 mL of water depending on your dose).
  8. Shake the syringe and flush any remaining medicine from the NG tube or gastric tube into the stomach.

If you have any questions about how to take PRILOSEC® Packets, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

* PRILOSEC® Packets is indicated for the treatment of heartburn and other symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for up to 4 weeks in patients 1 year of age and older. Please speak with your doctor about specific Indications.

Reference: PRILOSEC [package insert]. Zug, Switzerland: Covis Pharma; 2017.


Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about PRILOSEC® Packets?

PRILOSEC may help your acid-related symptoms, but you could still have serious stomach problems. Talk with your doctor.

PRILOSEC can cause serious side effects, including:

PRILOSEC® Packets can have other serious side effects. See What are the possible side effects of PRILOSEC® Packets? below.

What are the possible side effects of PRILOSEC® Packets?

PRILOSEC® Packets can cause serious side effects, including:

You may or may not have symptoms of low magnesium. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of these symptoms:

Your doctor may check the level of magnesium in your body before you start taking PRILOSEC or during treatment if you will be taking PRILOSEC for a long period of time.

The most common side effects with PRILOSEC in adults and children include:

In addition to the side effects listed above, the most common side effects in children 1 to 16 years of age include:

Other side effects:

Serious allergic reactions. Tell your doctor if you get any of the following symptoms with PRILOSEC:

Your doctor may stop PRILOSEC if these symptoms happen. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects with PRILOSEC. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Medication Guide before you start taking PRILOSEC and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.

Reference: PRILOSEC [package insert]. Zug, Switzerland: Covis Pharma; 2017.

General information about the safe and effective use of PRILOSEC® Packets.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use PRILOSEC for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give PRILOSEC to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

The Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about PRILOSEC. For more information, ask your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information that is written for healthcare professionals.

Read the Medication Guide before you start taking PRILOSEC and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.

Reference: PRILOSEC [package insert]. Zug, Switzerland: Covis Pharma; 2017.