Omeprazole (Prilosec) Nursing Considerations

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Generic Name


Trade Name



GERD, ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, reduce the risk of GI bleed in critically ill patients, heart burn


prevents the transport of H ions into the gastric lumen by binding to gastric parietal cells, ↓ gastric acid production

Therapeutic Class

antiulcer agent

Pharmacologic Class

proton-pump inhibitor

Nursing Considerations

• take 30-60 minutes prior to eating
• capsules should be swallowed whole
• instruct patient to report black tarry stool

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Hey guys, let’s take a look at Ooma. PRAL also known as Prilosec. This is an oral medication, as you can see here. So the therapeutic class, or how Ooma PRAL works in the body is an anti ulcer agent. The pharmacologic class, or its chemical effect is a proton pump inhibitor. So AOL prevents the transport of hydrogen ions in the gastric lumen binds to gastric PRAL cells and decreases gastric acid production, which is why we use it for the treatment of GERD ulcers, Zo Ellison syndrome, heartburn burn, and it reduces the risk of GI bleeding in critically ill patients. 

So sometimes we do see some side effects with this drug, including headache, abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea, a few nursing considerations for a may result. Be sure that your patient knows they must swallow the capsules hole and they should take 30, 60 minutes prior to eating the patient should most definitely report any black or tarry stools to their provider. And it’s also important to know that Ooma Persol decreases the effectiveness OFPI or Plavix. So with this said, in patients who need to be on Plavix, Ooma, Persol really isn’t the drug for them because Ooma Persol decreases its effectiveness in and increases the risk of blood clot in the patient. So really they would be trading one issue for another that’s it for AOL, our PRI now go out and be your best self today. And as always happy nursing a.

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