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long term side effects of prilosec otc

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It's job it's to make gastritis go away. I know of no known chronic condition it will make worse. If you need it take it. No one should take something ... Read More
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
No, but...: drugs are drugs, not candy. Short term, Prilosec otc does not have a lot of side effects, and they are uncommon (headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain). ... Read More

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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
I : I have quite a few patients on Prilosec and none have ever reported hair loss as a side effect. The detrimental effects of barrett's esophagus far out ... Read More
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Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Barrett's esophagus: Barrett's is serious and needs treatment and monitoring. It is considered a pre-cancer condition. Hair loss, if and when it occurs is also treatable. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
DGL is used to: help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Pea ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
42 years experience Rheumatology
PPI: Both of these medications are considered proton pump inhibitors, PPI. They work by inhibiting the acid produced by the stomach and therefore decreasi ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Many patients end up on a long term combination as mentioned in your post. Surveillance is critical, both clinical and imaging, upper endoscopies in o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
It is likely that: you have some gallbladder or liver issues that would require help from a healthcare provider. There are OTC meds such as Mylanta or Maalox that you c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Kohl
20 years experience Family Medicine
Absorption: Generic Omeprazole is the same medication as Prilosec otc. However, the formulation may result in different absorption so that the levels of medicati ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: If you need it, yes. Pepcid (famotidine) will help pretty soon anter taking it , Prilosec will take couple days to work.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Prilosec: It is not true and certainly would not lead to osteoporosis at your age unless you are taking other meds that might affect your bones. What you need ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
18 years experience Pharmacy
Antacaid: Zegerid otc contains sodium bicarbonate which is an antacid in addition to Omeprazole which is in both.

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