Omeprazole (generic Prilosec) is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD) and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. Mylan Pharmaceuticals manufactures this medication in the form of green capsules indexed Mylan 6150 and Mylan 5211. In Mylan 5211 the amount of omeprazole is 1o mg (as compared to 20 mg in Mylan 6150). Omeprazole is one of the most widely prescribed stomach drugs available under various brand names throughout the world and it may be used for the treatment of irritation of the esophagus caused by GERD, for healing of erosive esophagitis, for the treatment of alcoholic or life-style associated gastritis, for short-term treatment of ulcers of the stomach or small intestines, and even to decrease the risk of stomach bleeding in patients suffering from severe forms of ulcers.