What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Prilosec OTC to Children or the Elderly?

If you are PREGNANT

  • Requires a Risk/Benefit Assessment:

If you are NURSING


If you are an adult over 60

  • Management or Monitoring Precaution: General-Prolonged use may dec absorption of Vitamin B-12. Avoid for >8 weeks duration unless for high risk patients (eg. oral corticosteroids or chronic NSAID use), erosive esophagitis, Barrett's esophagitis, pathologic hypersecretory condition, or demonstrated need for maint treatment. Musculoskeletal-Inc risk of fracture with high dose or use >1 year. Gastrointestinal-Long term use may be assoc w/ C. difficile or GI malignancy. Pulmonary-Long term use may be assoc w/pneumonia.

Giving Prilosec OTC to a child under 12

  • Management or Monitoring Precaution: Safety and efficacy not established age less than 1 year.

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