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5 Things You Need to Know About Prilosec

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5 Things You Need to Know About Prilosec
A stethoscope on a heart rate monitor printout, next to some pills. Photo Credit udra/iStock/Getty Images

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report says there may be a link between the drugs omeprazole and esomeprazole--the active ingredients in Prilosec and Prilosec OTC--and increased risk of heart problems. Although they say further studies need to be completed, they reviewed the safety data and are recommending that doctors continue to prescribe them.

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report says there may be a link between the drugs omeprazole and esomeprazole--the active ingredients in Prilosec and Prilosec OTC--and increased risk of heart problems. Although they say further studies need to be completed, they reviewed the safety data and are recommending that doctors continue to prescribe them.

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