Omeprazole (Prilosec) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Prilosec?

omeprazole

What is the Trade Name for omeprazole?

Prilosec

What are the Indications of Omeprazole (Prilosec) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

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

What are the Actions of Omeprazole (Prilosec) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

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

What is the Therapeutic Class of Omeprazole (Prilosec) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antiulcer agent

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Omeprazole (Prilosec) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

proton-pump inhibitor

What are the Nursing Considerations of Omeprazole (Prilosec) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

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

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