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I'm taking 40 mg omeprazole every day for 24/7 gerd. My doctor is discouraging surgery. Are there risks for taking omeprazole for years?

I'm taking 40 mg omeprazole every day for 24/7 gerd. My doctor is discouraging surgery. Are there risks for taking omeprazole for years?

Not really: it can increase the risk for c. difficile infection and rarely reduce platelet counts. if you have long standing GERD you should see a gastroenterologist to consider an upper endoscopy--they can also check for h. pylori infection ...Read more

Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


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Any reason why 40 mg omeprazole daily wouldn't heal nsaid caused nonerosive gastritis? Endo Test - for h-py. 5 months later still having problems.

Any reason why 40 mg omeprazole daily wouldn't heal nsaid caused nonerosive gastritis?  Endo Test - for h-py.  5 months later still having problems.

Not potent enough?: Not every PPI has been proven effective in this context. You may need a stronger one, such as esomeprazole. That's assuming, of course, that you're no longer taking the NSAD. ...Read more

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I had persistent chest pain from reflux. Had endoscopy with limited result. On 40 mg of omeprazole/day. The pain has come back. What else can I do?

I had persistent chest pain from reflux. Had endoscopy with limited result.  On 40 mg of omeprazole/day. The pain has come back.  What else can I do?

Double chk diagnosis: Many things can cause chest pain, pleurisy, esophogeal spasms, costochondritis, heart disease, etc... Assuming it is reflux causing the pain, different acid suppression medications are available, have frequent small meals, stay upright after eating, avoid alcohol, caffeine, and chocolate. Some of the acid suppression medications have to be taken before eating on an empty stomach. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 40 mg of omeprazole for about 4 months due to GERD and asthma. Lately been feeling very gassy. Can this be a side effect from the meds?

I am 40 mg of omeprazole for about 4 months due to GERD and asthma. Lately been feeling very gassy. Can this be a side effect from the meds?

Yes: Flatulence is a common side effect of omeprazole, but this can also be seen from gerd, such as with burping. Gerd can be exacerbated with weight gain, fatty foods, caffeinated or carbonated beverages, alcohol, tobacco smoking, and drugs. ...Read more

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Hi i was had reflux and i used omeprazole 40 mg for 2 weeks but after a while had it again .now im taking omper 20 everyday for6 month s it ok ? Im 24

Omeprazole is a very: safe medicine and many people require a 40 mg daily dose to control reflux symptoms.Recuce your risk for Reflux by elevating the head of ur bed by 30 degrees,don't eat and lie down for 3 hours.Know that alcohol,chocolate ,caffeine , and tobacco can make reflux worse.There is also corrective surgery for those who qualify.These r ways to reduce &/or eliminate the need for indefinite Omeprazole ...Read more

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2nd endoscopy showed esophagitis healed. Dr is keeping me on omeprazole 40 mg qd for now. Is this a med i will need to take for years?

2nd endoscopy showed esophagitis healed. Dr is keeping me on  omeprazole 40 mg qd for now. Is this a med i will need to take for years?

It is possible: Gerd/esophagitis is a chronic problem like hypertension and diabetes. If you treat it, most of the time, you can resolve the symptoms, but once the medication is stopped, it is more than likely that the symptoms will return at some point. Your doctor may consider trying to take you off of the medication or try alternate day therapy. ...Read more

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Safe to take omeprazole 40 mg in morning for gastritis and 1mg xanax (alprazolam) later in day? Safe combination?Also can I take the omeprazole before bed instead?

Safe to take omeprazole 40 mg in morning for gastritis and 1mg xanax (alprazolam) later in day? Safe combination?Also can I take the omeprazole before bed instead?

Interaction but safe: Omeprazole can potentiate the level of Xanax, (alprazolam) thereby increasing effects such as drowsiness. Separating the timing of medications as you mentioned may decrease such an impact. It is usually recommended to take omeprazole before a meal, and preferably in the morning. Talk to your doctor if you encounter any untoward effects. ...Read more

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I am having acid reflux with continuous burping (5-6) at times. I am also taking omeprazole 40 mg, can I take ACV to reduce my acid reflux?

I am having acid reflux with continuous burping (5-6) at times. I am also taking omeprazole 40 mg, can I take ACV to reduce my acid reflux?

Apple Cider vinegar: Hi, do you mean Apple Cider Vinegar? if that so then that would make you worse, any acidic food would make GERD worse, watch ur diet, avoid acidic food, spicy food, caffeinated drink, chocolate, greasy food, alcohol and if not better see your MD. ...Read more

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Im taking 1 omeprazole 40 mg 1x day, 1 famotidine 20 mg every 8 hours and 1 sucralfate 1gm 3 x day. Can that cause kidney pain?

Im taking 1 omeprazole 40 mg 1x day, 1 famotidine 20 mg every 8 hours and 1 sucralfate 1gm 3 x day. Can that cause kidney pain?

Unlikely: Sounds like you taking medications that target you stomach - they should not cause any damage to kidneys. Having said that, the visceral (from internal organs) pain and discomfort is often hard to localize due to referred sensation and the way our nervous system works. The best would be to get in touch with your doctor so you it can be examined and discussed in details. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more