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Does Prilosec interact with Dilantin, Phenobarbital, Diamox and Folic Acid?

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Dr. Chobufo Ditah

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Posted on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: My Dr. Wants me to take prilosec the off brands
U am an Epileptic an I've been in list of mess
Potassium. Fromthe hospital my seizure meds are?one phenobarbatal
Dial tin Diamox folic acid.
The side effects don't sound very good it scares
me. Is it safe
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Are you scared of prilosec?

Detailed Answer:

Your questions seems not very clear? I will restate before answering to make sure it is exactly what you want to talk about.

"I understand you are an epileptic patient on Dilantin, phenobarbital, diamox and folic acid. You have recently been diagnosed with acid reflux and recommended to take generic prilosec and you are scared.”

Off brand prilosec is just less expensive than the brand name prilosec. Their actions, benefits and side effects are all the same. Branded prilosec is is like a well packaged watch and a watch on the shelves but they are exactly the same.

The side effects could be scary but very few people ever get to develop them. {Prilosec is one of the most widely used medications on the planet. It is safe. Furthermore, there is no interaction between prilosec and your other medications.I will recommend that you take this drug for the acid reflux disease as well.

I hope this answers your question. I wish you well and available for any followups if need be.

Kind Regards!
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah 23 minutes later
I will deffinaetly let you know. Thank you so much.
Will you be the one I talk to fie follow up?

An what about the magnesium
Will it drop.
Cause I'm on magnesium an potassium to.
Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Magnesium stays!

Detailed Answer:

There is no reason to drop magnesium. You can take all these medications without being excessively worried about anything.

I wish you well and do keep in touch!
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