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Prilosec vs omeprazole

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
Gastroenterology 34 years experience
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Yes, but: The longer you take the medicine, the more prone you are to have rare side effects. Nonetheless, there are conditions that require long term use and m... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
The one that works!: Essentially equivalent when taken in similar doses. There are some differences in metabolism that are important when considering potential drug inter... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Probably not but...: Omeprazole can inhibit an enzyme in the liver that breaks down lexapro (escitalopram). Thus, levels of Lexapro (escitalopram) can theoretically increa... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
20mg daily before...: ...breakfast might suffice, but you haven't told us what NSAID and at what dose you're taking, nor what kind of NSAID damage you may already have suff... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Eisenberg
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Antacids short term: Reflux occurs when stomach contents go backwards through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Antacids help mute the discomfort associated with this ... Read More
A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes: yes, they are the same medication. Just be sure that you're getting the same dosage that was recommended by your physician. It is best to take it 20-3... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
Dentistry 22 years experience
Careful: There are many natural alternatives to treating gerd, but make sure your physician is aware of what you are trying. Here is a link to just a few opti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
Medical Oncology 27 years experience
Side effect: Sometime imperative can amuse increase in bloating and gas. Sometime it causes GI upset as well. Rec stopping for a week an if not improved may need a... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Timing is everything: The drugs have an unique action. They blow up the protein that runs acid secretion. The duration of effect is 1) how effective the drug, 2) how long t... Read More
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