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.

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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?

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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

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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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I have recently developed small patches of watery blisters on both arms at the inside top of the elbow fold. They itch like crazy! I have recently been prescribed Furosemide, Spironolact and Omeprazole. Is it possible the blisters are a side effect of one or more of these drugs?

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Hi, I have been getting pains in my upper abdomen for about 6 weeks now with progressing symptoms.since the pain started I have developed 2 uti s and think I may have another despite treating them each time.I think I may also have thrush.I also get lower abdo pains sometimes and back pain across the middle of my back.all pains vary and sometimes get very severe or they are sharp pains,niggling pains or an achy pain some come and go but I constantly have the achy feeling in my upper abdo. I also sometimes get sharp pains or aches in my kidney area.I have had a scan of my lower and upper abdo but nothing was found except a small kidney stone in each of my kidneys which they didn t seem concerned about.I was taking co-codamol for the pain but as I wasn t very regular my gp gave me laxido to stop me getting constipated.I have also taken antispasmodics and omeprazole and lamoprozle or something similar to the omeprazole but a much stronger dose as I started getting sickness and pretty much black stools.the week prior to this a different gp advised to stop taking all the medicines to see I this made a difference as I was on so many that could be making things worse.before the black stools I had very bad diarrhoea then once that stopped I had black stools.I then got admitted to hospital on the advise of my gp who said I need an endoscopy.the hospital took some blood and found I slight lack of protein in my blood and more importantly eosinophilia.I do not have any known allergies and I have only been to Ibiza,Spain in the past 2 years.they did an xray of my chest and abdo.chest was clear and abdo showed I had a foecal impaction in my splenic something or other.I am currently waiting on some test results from a stool sample...which happens to now have fresh blood in it...a new symptom I have had since being discharged.I have also been sick quite alot and I keep finding stringy bits of blood in that to.I advised both my gp and the nurse at the hospital who took my stool sample who just told me not to worry.with all these symptoms which are getting worse and there seem to be more and more as the weeks go on I am getting extremly worried and do not know what to think or do.I now have to wait a month for the endoscopy I was tol I need now by my gp but due to the wonderful nhs and lack of beds they sent me home without one!they also want to do a biopsy of my colon with a colonoscopy as well.I just don t know if all these symptoms are linked some how or if I have many ailments but I find it increasingly worrying an I keep thinking iv got cancer and if it is serious but I keep getting fobbed off what if it is too late?please help as I am so scared and don t want to leave my husband and children behind if it is serious!

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Can I take viagra whilst on prescriptions for ramipril 2.5mg, atorvastatin 20mg and omeprazole 20mg I have had haemochromatosis for 6 years Apart from that I’m healthy and run 60km on average per week including competitive races I have been...

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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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I HAVE BEEN HAVING SEVERE CRAMPS/SHARP PAINS IN MY PELVIS FOR THE LAST 2 DAYS. IT IS SPORADIC BUT VERY UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN IT OCCURS. I CANT PINPOINT ANYTHING THAT I HAVE EATEN OR DONE THAT WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE ISSUE. I HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED A...

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