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How bad is it to take Prilosec more often than directed?

The Prilosec bottle says to take a 2-week course no more frequently than every four months. I took a course about 6 weeks ago, but I need to take another course, or at least a few days' worth, while I wait till Friday to see my doctor. Could doing this really cause any harm?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Dec. 23, 2012 in Health

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  • That warning is so that people don't keep taking it without seeing a doctor for something worse than simple heartburn
    If you're seeing your doctor soon,that will be fine
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:26 PM on Dec. 23, 2012

  • If you're seeing your doctor soon I'd hold off - don't want it to hide/mask anything that could point to something else being wrong! Try other methods until then.
    idareyou

    Answer by idareyou at 7:01 PM on Dec. 23, 2012

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