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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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I need to take omeprazole but I just ate and forgot to take it how long should I wait to take it after I eat?

I need to take omeprazole but I just ate and forgot to take it how long should I wait to take it after I eat?

Taking Prilosec: You should not wait to take your omeprazole. Take it as soon as you can. The best time to take it, if you are taking once a day, is 1/2 hour before breakfast. ...Read more

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I have constant reflux, and take omeprazole. What can I use to treat my breathe. After I eat/drink anything I have a constant taste of what I had.?

I have constant reflux, and take omeprazole. What can I use to treat my breathe. After I eat/drink anything I have a constant taste of what I had.?

Breath: Make sure you're brushing your tongue and gums. Also, really gargle well (I find peroxide and water mixed in equal portions) twice daily. See the dentist to check for tooth decay which can lead to bad breath. Reflux can cause tooth decay. An "alternative" treatment would be something called activated charcoal. ...Read more

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I'm taking omeprazole 20mg for gerd. I get extremely nauseated, but only after I eat. This happens almost every time. Is this ok?

I'm taking omeprazole 20mg for gerd. I get extremely nauseated, but only after I eat. This happens almost every time. Is this ok?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor can evaluate to see what might be going on. Maybe there is a gallstone or gall bladder sludge problem. Sometimes the gerd or gastritis is still happening despite taking the medication. The stomach emptying time may be taking too long. A GI specialist can help figure things out, try additional treatments, and/or do an upper endoscopy to see how things look in the esophagus and stomach. ...Read more

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I have severe to light pain in my stomach? I have taken omeprazole, which didn't work. It hurts really bad sometimes after I eat, and sometimes it starts up on its own. There are times when I can't even touch my stomach because of the pain. It has been go

I have severe to light pain in my stomach? I have taken omeprazole, which didn't work. It hurts really bad sometimes after I eat, and sometimes it starts up on its own. There are times when I can't even touch my stomach because of the pain. It has been go

Unfortunately: Unfortunately the description of your symptoms does not allow me to provide a very educated suggestion as to the cause of your problems. In particular, the causes for abdominal pain can be quite diverse, ranging from an "internal organ" problem, such as gallbladder, intestine, pancreas, urological, to musculoskeletal, such as a hernia, to neurological, such as a pinched nerve or neuralgia due to infection.

In order to provide a more logical path to working out the cause of your pain, one would want to know about the nature of your pain (characterize it, sharp, dull, constant, crampy, associated with eating, change with movement, referred pain), and associated symptoms, such as the presence or absence of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, distention, weight loss, other medical history.

The fact that you stated that you have pain after you eat, may point to this being a gallbladder problem, which is a very common problem, especially amongst women in the 30-40s. That Omeprazole did not help goes along with a gallbladder problem, since Omeprazole is an antacid. Gallstones cause pain after eating, particularly with fatty goods, which normally stimulate the gallbladder which stores bile, to squeeze and dump the bile into the intestines to assist with digestion. If there is a gallstone (s), then the gallbladder is squeezing against resistance/obstruction, and this causes a typical crampy mid-abdominal pain that starts about 20-30 minutes after eating and lasts for a few hours. The pain may travel to the back.

In order to validate this diagnosis, you will need some additional testing including ultrasound, liver function tests, tests for pancreatitis (amylase and lipase), urine tests. ...Read more

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On 80mg. Omeprazole for 5 days with no change in mucous or sore throat. Worse after I eat. Any ideas? Don't have heartburn at all.

On 80mg. Omeprazole for 5 days with no change in mucous or sore throat. Worse after I eat. Any ideas? Don't have heartburn at all.

Post nasal drip: Omeprazole is used to reduce stomach acid, thus reducing heartburn. It will not affect mucous which is probably post nasal drip causing your throat to be sore. You'll need to figure out if the mucous is a result of allergy to pollen, a cold or perhaps sinus infection, and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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I have GERD &take prilosec. I feel the need to eat often in the day to relieve the sickness I feel cause it helps. What can I do, I'm gaining weight?

I have GERD &take prilosec. I feel the need to eat often in the day to relieve the sickness I feel cause it helps. What can I do, I'm gaining weight?

Potential ulcer: If you have already been on Prilosec and still have nausea and need to eat you should consider the possibility of the presence of an ulcer or h. Pylori. Make sure you are not taking any nsaids like Aspirin or Ibuprofen and check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My fingers have turned a orange rust color? I eat a lot of carrots, be why? I eat about an 7 in carrot daily. I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and prilosec maybe that?

My fingers have turned a orange rust color? I eat a lot of carrots, be why? I eat about an 7 in carrot daily. I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and prilosec maybe that?

You might: Have ingested too much carotene, the yellow pigment in carrots. I don't think there is any downside to it, but orange color will probably spread to other body parts. Try cutting down on carrot intake. ...Read more

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I take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) but I still have pain in throat and chest everytime after I eat how do u know if your esophagus id damaged. What are sypmtoms?

I take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) but I still have pain in throat and chest everytime after I eat how do u know if your esophagus id damaged. What are sypmtoms?

Dysphagia: Are you taking those meds under a doctor's supervision? The otc versions should be limited to 2 weeks' use if not. You may have an anatomical problem instead of simple reflux. Please see a GI or ENT for a thorough evaluation- your esophagus needs to be examined, pronto! ...Read more

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Should I take Prilosec and melatonin together?

Should I take Prilosec and melatonin together?

Prilosec & Melatonin: I am unsure why you are taking prilosec or melatonin at the age of 16? Are you having symptoms of GERD (gesture-esophageal reflux) and insomnia.? Have you seen your pediatrician regarding these health ailments? ...Read more

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Gastritis- do I take Prilosec once or twice a day?

Gastritis- do I take Prilosec once or twice a day?

DEPENDS: If it is a pretty nasty case you may need twice a day otherwise once a day is fine. ...Read more

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How long does omeprazole (prilosec) take to help you?

3 days: It typically takes a few days to become active. Full effects usually longer, on the order of 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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If I took prilosec at 7:30 a.month is it safe to take a 800mg Ib?

Yes but GI risk: The question of taking ibuprofen depends on what your G.I. problems are. This may be something you need to have evaluated by your physician. Are you taking your prilosec because you had an ulcer or reflux or what. This is a question I cannot answer with the data ...Read more