The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Prilosec OTC (omeprazole), the first over-the-counter treatment for frequent heartburn. Prilosec OTC is a delayed-release 20 mg tablet that must be taken before eating once a day, every day for 14 days. Prilosec OTC may take one to four days for full effect, although some consumers may get complete relief of symptoms within 24 hours.
- Questions and Answers on Prilosec OTC
- Prilosec OTC Approval Letter (PDF -119 KB)
- Prilosec Citizen Petition (PDF - 1.9 MB)
- Memorandum Regarding Citizen Petition (PDF - 40 KB)