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how long does omeprazole stay in system

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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it is: Cosidered quite safe for long term use.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is not recommended to take Omeprazole for longer than four months at a time. Long-term use can lead to weakening of the stomach lining and increase ... Read More
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: When ppi were initially introduced there were concerns for long term use of omeprazole.After many year of Omeprazole use we have seen any significant ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some side effects: Researchers are studying long term effects of Omeprazole (prilosec) use, because the drug is commonly used and works well in blocking stomach acid. Lo ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Starts rapidly: But should be on it for a while, 4-8 weeks for healing of an ulcer. http://www.rxlist.com/prilosec-drug/medication-guide.htm.
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Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
10 years experience Family Medicine
Omeprazole: Omeprazole begins to work on the very first day of treatment, although it may take one to four days to have a full effect.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Archibald Miller
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Gastritis: This medication should start having an effect within 2 hours of oral intake.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
3 days: It typically takes a few days to become active. Full effects usually longer, on the order of 2-4 weeks.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
A few days: It should provide good benefit in less than a week.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
3-4 days: It usually works well within 3-4 days.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
a few hours: You should see the benefit in a couple of hours.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Not long term use: Malabsorption of minerals specially calcium & magnesium Increased risk of infection. Increased colonization of C. Diff & community acquired pn ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
AM dose desireable: After po ,onset of the antisecretory effect of omeprazole occurs within one hour, with the maximum effect occurring within two hours. Inhibition of s ... Read More

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