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What causes stomach ache and heartburn after taking Prednisone?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar

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Posted on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Im taking prednisone on my 4 th day of a 6 day pack. I have a terrible stomach ache and heart burn. What is best to take?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Take omeprazole(Over the counter).

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Severe gastritis is most common side effect of prednisolone.
Take Omeprazole 40 mg (Prisolec) Once daily along with it take antacid like Ts 2table spoon twice daily.
Thanks.
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