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Side effects of anti Acid reflux medicines - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hi, I'm on Prilosec OTC (over the counter version of Omeprazole) for Acid Reflux and have a couple questions
Doctor :   Please go ahead .
User :   I've been taking it for 5 days....and really do feel it's helped. In fact the day before yesterday I felt like I was symptoms at all.....and overall, little belching of acid stuff in my mouth....very little heartburn....very little of the clearing throat, which I had been doing constantly...but
User :   I still get this sensation, especially early in the day, of something stuck in my throat
User :   Especially the PRILOSEC itself....I take it and it feels like it's not going down.
User :   Is this maybe a symptom that takes longer than the others to be relieved by the Omeprazole?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that is just a feeling that most of them have when they are taking pills that are quite large and due to it they have this kind of symptoms of some thing sticking on to their
Doctor :   throat
User :   Right.....sometimes I imagine that food is sticking too...but then when I think about it logically, I realize I'm no longer hungry so despite what it feels like, food has to have reached the stomach
Doctor :   dry mouth, paraesthesia are Known adverse effects of Omeprazole and they would increase your sensation too
User :   Well that was my other question.....why am I feeling like there's not much saliva in my mouth
User :   that answers that
Doctor :   ok
User :   so you think I shouldn't worry?
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   because like I said I am noticing a big improvement
Doctor :   Nope these are not any thing that you need to worry about
User :   Ok, thank you very much. That's all
Doctor :   but instead you need to keep a constant watch on your diet and the regularity of it
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   Yes I am, and I will. Thank you.
User :   Bye
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