Omeprazole

What is Omeprazole?

Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, laryngopharyngeal reflux, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. Omeprazole is one of the most widely prescribed drugs internationally.

Questions and answers on "Omeprazole"

Yes, I had a heart attach 19 years ago, about five years ago I saw another heart dr because my was out of town, this dr. put me on omeprazole and have been taking it since. I really do not think I needed it at the time but have taken it. I have gained weight and cant lose weight, plus my primary care dr saw the old heart attach and really did not know what the problem was. I really think I need to be off this medication byself.

doctor1 MD

Hello.If you are taking medication that can cause digestive bleeding (aspirin, blood thinners, anti-inflammatory) Omeprazole use is necessary.
If you are not taking any of the mentioned drugs , the continued use of Omeprazole is not indicated;besides continue use of omeprazole (and similar...

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Hi, I've been taking omeprazole 40 mg, for some time now...but I still have the problem with acid reflux...occasionally and very bad case of bloating, stomach area, liver area which can get sowllen and hard...it goes from side to side. For a couple of months now...I've been getting bad...bad...lower back, hip pain n other spots on the spine...Is the omeprazole causing damages to my bones? Is there a better diet to follow?

doctor1 MD

Hi. Omeprazole helps to reduce acidity and not the reflux. You need to get added medicines for the reflux. The pain in your low-back, spine and hip may need an attention by Orthopedic Surgeon as they can not be caused by Omeprazole.

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My doctor has concluded after my endoscopy that I should treat my acid reflex with omeprazole 40 mg as needed. I may take it for only one day, if needed, and do not have to continue taking it for 14 days. Do you agree that it is okay to do this? Also, how long before eating should I take omeprazole?

Thanks!

doctor1 MD

Hi. The answer to your question depends somewhat on what your doctor saw during endoscopy. However taking Omeprazole to treat acid reflux to very reasonable, and if your doctor told you to take it then I would recommend following their advice.

That being said, the best way to take Omeprazole is...

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Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja or anyone else,


I feel as if Omeprazole make work better than protnoix, is there a reason for that? And since I take 80mg of Protonix a day can I switch and take 80mg of Omeprazole a day to replace it?

doctor1 MD

Hi
XXXXXXX Welcome

Had I seen this query I would have replied both simultaneously

Most part of this I have replied in the previous query

Regarding which one is better, I will tell you it depends on individual cases so if you feel better with Omeprazole go ahead with it

Hope I have been able to...

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I started GERD four days ago. My Dr prescribed Omeprazole 20 Mg daily. This has the desired effect of easing the acid reflux, but my tummy feels uncomfortably bloated, I have no appetite, and am still burping quite a lot. When or how do I get rid of the bloating? I can't do up any trousers or skirts, and really am most uncomfortable.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Talk to your physician and ask him/her if he change your medication to h2 antagonists or antacids. They both reduce the acidity in your stomach as well, so can be used instead of omeprazole.
And yes bloating is a frequent complaint of patients taking omeprazole.

I hope this answered your...

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low grade fever, general malaise and upper gi discomfort (no diarrhea). already on omeprazole for gerd and clarythromycin for a low grade sinus infection. Took extra tablet (40) of omeprazole this morning for gi discomform before i realized I had a fever (over last couple hours crept up to 101f). 56 years old male

doctor1 MD

Hi

Thanks for writing in

Your fever could be due to low grade sinus infection and upper G I Discomfort is common with clarithromycin

I would suggest you take the antibiotic after meals and till you are on antibiotic take Omeprazole 40mg twice a day

Hope this helps
Do write back in case of concern...

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i have been diagnosed with barretts esophagus i do not suffer with reflux or heartburn i have been given omeprazole 20mg to take daily a few months ago i had an endocopy and was told they did not whant to see me again after being diagnosed 5 years ago had a blood test done a few days ago and it showed that there was something wrong with the liver and also the platlets were down after reading about the side effects of the emeprazole should my doctor change my medication

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

Omeprazole is a very safe medication. Headache and stomach are the most common side effects.

Low platelet count count and abnormality in liver function though reported with this medication are very rare side...

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What is the correct dosage for APO-OMEPRAZOLE 20mg... I Have over the last few years had an ongoing problem with deepening voice and gravelly, husky voice. the specialist in the consultation did a procedure placing a scope through my nose to check my vocal cords and prescribed the above at 4 daily, the pharmacist told me to only take 1 daily............?

doctor1 MD

Welcome to HCM.What you are suffering from appears to be LaryngoPharyngeal Reflux Disease(LPRD),in this condition the reflux of stomach contents reaches the throat and the larynx causing damage to the mucous membranes and other structures.This can result in hoarseness of voice,throat irritation...

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Hi. i have been suffering from recurring stomach pains and bloating. Doctor attributed cause to acidity. Doctor prescribed omeprazole and ganaton which provided relief. He advised to follow the same medication if it recurs. Its been months since i last felt pain and now they're back. The problem is i lost the prescription and forgot the dosage.

Would you advise taking the same medicines? What is the proper dosage? He gave 20 mg omeprazole and 50mg ganaton.

doctor1 MD

Hello, thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Since earlier you were the patient of hyper acidity and gastritis. You cured by using antacid treatment .
Now symptoms reappear.
What is the cause of reappearance?
If due to fried food or like that other things which you had taken, previously when...

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Yes, I have a 13 yr old that has been vomiting and has had constipated/diarrhea for a month now. She has been seen by her physician and was prescribed Prilosec and miralax. She appears to be full of stool ( according to her x-ray). She is still having dull stabbing pain in her stomach and is still vomiting daily. She expresses vomiting is not always with nausea. I hope she will not need an endoscopy. I am wondering if it s GERD or IBS. Thanks for your response.

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My friend just got out of the hospital, he was being treated for pneumonia and asthma. His complaints include the feeling of being choked, phlegm in the throat that s hard to expel and he has to drink water so some phlegm will come out and whenever he has the choking feeling, he also gets dizzy and increased heartbeat. Together with this, he also has hoarse voice right now, and loss of smell. He is 27 years old. He did endoscopy and the doctor found that thick mucus in his throat developed. He then prescribed Omeprazole and a nasal spray for the nose. However my friend is not very confident with the ENT doctor s diagnosis. With the choking feeling, he feels something is wrong. My question is, with the feeling of being choked and just generally different feeling , is he at risk for esophageal cancer? He smoked before (non-consistent in college), and very rarely drink alcohol.

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Hi. Over the past month or so, any time I turn over to the other side in while in bed, my heart beats quickly, and I feel as though I just got finished running in a race; I have that exhausted feeling without the hard breathing. Also throughout the day, I have a shortness of breath and feel exhausted when doing anything like the laundry, making the bed, or cleaning. I have to sit down for about 10-15 minutes to rest. I also have GERD. I had an EKG, and that came back normal. I currently take 40 mg of Prilosec, and 100 mg of Zoloft. All of my bloodwork came back normal: WBC count RBC count, cholesterol, etc. I am scheduled to have a stress test, but I was wondering if it could be something else? Thank you!

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Hi. I have rash under breast. Dr. Said it was yeast infection . Prescribed fluconazole but have not taken it yet. Last night areola sore to touch under nipple and feel hard lump. Same today. Also taking omeprazole for acid reflux. What should I do?

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I have fluttering in My upper stomach while sitting. Don't notice while standing. It appears worse when I breath out. Does not hurt just flutters

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