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80 Mg Omeprazole
The maximum doses of each ppi are equipotent in reducing acid. Going higher than these doses impart no greater benefit and should not be exceeded.
Prilosec/omeprazole: 20 BID. Prevacid/lansoprazole:30 BID. Nexium/esomeprazole:40 bid. Protonix/pantoprazole: 40 bid. Aciphex/rabeprazole:20 bid. Zegerid 40 daily. And Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60 daily.
So to answer Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)60=omeprazole40, ...Read more
Accidentally took 80 mg omeprazole rather than 40 over 15 hours. Palpitations, doc says should be fine -but how long till the symptoms pass? And am i?
4 days!: Please don't take it more that 14 days at a time and stop for at least 4 months before starting again. Best luck! ...Read more
If I am taking 80 mg of omeprazole daily and then prescribed omeclamox for 10 days should I continue with the omeprazole?
Too much Omeprazole: Yes you should stop it. To start with you are taking high dose of Omeprazole. 40mgm in 24 hours is the usual dose and now you are being treated with a multiple drug pack for H Pylori infection and it does contain omeprazole as well. Your doctor should have explained to you that you stop omeprazole. We don't know if you are being treated by a Gastroenterologidt or not. I suggest you consult GI ...Read more
I been taking 80 mg of omeprazole for 2 weeks. My stomach is hurting bad and feel sick. I stop taking 80 mg but will the sickness and hurting go away.
See your doctor: If you have not gotten better in two weeks you need to see your doctor you may have a more serious problem that is not made better with omeprazole. ...Read more
Omeprazole: Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. That means it blocks the release of stomach acid made by certain cells in the stomach. It has relatively few side effects. Rarely patients may have nausea or vomiting, headaches, or increased gas. Even more rarely is a risk of increasing bone fractures, pneumonia, or colitis. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Morning: Usually in the morning on an empty stomach, and do not eat for 1/2 hour after. However if yoyur symptoms are at night, then doctors may prescribe it to be taken in the evening or bedtime. Check with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more
How much is 2 much?: Omeprazole is seldom prescribed at doses that exceed 40mg twice daily. Are you questioning a single use excessive dose, or a prolonged intake of the drug? Please see my prior HealthTap answers regarding PPI-related adverse reactions. ...Read more
If you want to: But check w/your doctor re: the duration of time you should be on any medication. ...Read more
3 days: It typically takes a few days to become active. Full effects usually longer, on the order of 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
A few days: It should provide good benefit in less than a week. ...Read more
3-4 days: It usually works well within 3-4 days. ...Read more