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Can Omeprazole be discontinued to avoid heart palpitations?

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Posted on Thu, 24 May 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I recently began taking omeprazole. It caused my heart to race. I have stopped taking it today. Can I safely wait to discuss with my doctor until Tuesday when he is available ?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that increased anxiety is not a common adverse effect of omeprazole.

Anyway, if you do not tolerate it well, I agree with your decision to stop taking it.

It is safe to stop it cold turkey.

Nothing to worry about!

It can wait until consulting with your doctor.

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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