Prilosec

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Diagnosed with gastritis 5 months ago, had three benign biopsies during endoscopy, was told to stay on Prilosec 20mg. Stopped daily caffeine diet soft drinks (24-32 oz a day at that time) and changed diet. Have no stomach discomfort but still had mild heartburn when I tried to stop Prilosec for a couple weeks. Do I stay on Prilosec forever? Concerned about long-term effect.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

It may recover slowly. Also, check for other possibilities like h pylori infection or lax lower oesophagal sphincter or irritable bowel syndrome or acid reflux etc.

Depending upon the diagnosis treatment may vary. Till then you may continue Prilosec before breakfast.

Please consult your...

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I recently began taking prilosec with magnesium for heartburn I at the time had for over a week straight and it had become more frequent in the past few months. I noticed last night and today I have blood in my stool. Should I stop taking the prilosec and see if the blood goes away before seeing a doctor?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Prilosec may not cause blood in stool it may be due to hard stools or hemorrhods or fissure in ano.

Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is.

Get it done stool examination and colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy.

Use syrp Cremaffin plus. If symptoms not improved please...

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Can you take prilosec with ranitidine safely?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Let me explain to you the mechanism of action of each of these drugs so that you understand their uses better.

Prilosec is omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor directly acting on the acid producing cells in the stomach. It blocks the formation and secretion of stomach acid.

Ranitidine is a H2...

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my husband suffers from acid reflux . he had it once before and got rid of it. he was eating too much in one setting and because of this i think it caused it to come back. he has been to the emergency 3 times now and so he has just started to eat smaller portions and watch what spices and things to eat. he has been doing this for at least a week now. the doctor prescribed to him a generic version of prilosec . but at times it still causes him discomfort and his chest still burns a little. the generic kind of medication is omeprazole which is a generic of the other. so my question is he bought the actual prilosec. should he start taking the prilosec instead of the generic kind cause it seems like the other kind is not really working for him

doctor1 MD

Hello,

* The issue here is not related to the generic brand or content variation, but he requires stringent care with lifestyle modifications and diet control to cover the issue in a best possible manner.

My guidelines at present for his recovery

- allow him to consume more liquids
- high fiber...

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Went to gastroenterologist yesterday for severe acid reflux during the last six weeks. He scheduled me for endoscopy in four days, thinking it may be a structural issue with my sphincter. He also prescribed prilosec to take until then 2x per day for the acid reflux. I have not taken prilosec yet. If Ï don´t take it before endoscopy will this pose any sort of risk during procedure (i.e acid coming up, causing me to choke)?Am nervous about the endoscopy. Took some valium and then read it doesn´t mix with prilosec as it makes it more potent. Is this correct? Did not discuss drug side effects with doctor at the time as it did not occur to me. Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Thanks for contacting healthcare magic..

You have problem of acid reflux that is treated by modifications of diet and lifestyle. Endoscopy is helpful for further diagnosis.

Prilosec is acid suppression drugs that is helpful for gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Avoid spicy and oily food.
Avoid...

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is it okay to take something for heart burn after taking a xanex?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
yes, this would be fine

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are a lot of medications that can be used for heartburn. Xanax was checked against prilosec, prevacid, nexium,protonix, pepcid, zantac, tums.

There is a minor interaction between xanax and...

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I was taking Prilosec RX and now have skin burning. I am 78 yrs old and would like to know how to treat
this problem
e-mail is YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It seems to be allergic reaction.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

If the skin burning has appeared after you started Prilosec, we can assume that this is an allergic reaction to this medicine. If so, the best you can do is to switch it to other PPI like...

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I have been taking Prilosec and am getting feeling of weak muscles in my arms and legs and jittery.
Mostly in the mornings and it does subside in time,

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello. This is probably from a low magnesium problem

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Long term use of Prilosec can result in low serum magnesium levels that can cause muscle weakness, but this could also be a problem with a low calcium level or a vitamin D deficiency. I suggest you let...

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Hello I have LRD reflux and have a rx for prilosec 20mg 2 times a day for 3 months. I take one pill 30 minutes before breakfast and same at dinner. Is it better to take the last one before going to bed instead of 30min before dinner?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It is better absorbed when there is no food...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Prilosec is advised half an hour before food since it is better absorbed when there is no food content in the stomach. Presence of food reduces its absorption. Therefore we prefer to prescribe it half an hour before...

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Can long term antacid use result in anemia?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
yes and no!

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

the antacids won't result in anemia. But I've seen that you're taking prilosec and tums. Prilosec is not an antacid, it's a proton pump inhibitor. Tums is an antacid. Tums does not cause anemia. Prilosec may cause anemia by reducing the amount...

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my husband suffers from acid reflux . he had it once before and got rid of it. he was eating too much in one setting and because of this i think it caused it to come back. he has been to the emergency 3 times now and so he has just started to eat smaller portions and watch what spices and things to eat. he has been doing this for at least a week now. the doctor prescribed to him a generic version of prilosec . but at times it still causes him discomfort and his chest still burns a little. the generic kind of medication is omeprazole which is a generic of the other. so my question is he bought the actual prilosec. should he start taking the prilosec instead of the generic kind cause it seems like the other kind is not really working for him

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