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Can I Take Too Much Omeprazole And Make My Stomach Too Basic
Yes,very low acidity: Omeprazole (prilosec) is commonly used and works well in blocking stomach acid. Long term use may lower absorption of calcium, vitamin b12, etc..., leading to problems like B12 deficiency. Older folks may have a higher risk of hip fractures. Stomach acid kills germs, so some infections (such as food-borne bacteria or clos. Difficile diarrhea) may be more likely in a person with suppressed acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do omeprazole 20mg take to work? Am on 2nd day an stomach is still raw an can't eat as it irritates it
I take omeprazole, but tonight, i'm still having stomach problems. What additionally can I take with it?
Several: You can take an acid buffering agent (tums, mylanta, maalox), an acid reduction agent (zantac, pepcid) or another omeprazole. But try to figure out what triggered the stomach problem (ie something you ate earlier today, extra coffee, etc) so you can avoid the problem altogether. If it happens repeatedly, call your doc. ...Read more
I take 20mg omeprazole twice daily (mornin/evening) how often can I take 150mg ranitidine aswell? As my stomach is so raw ?
I have been using Valium recreationally and have just been prescribed omeprazole for a stomach compliant. Is it safe to take the omeprazole.?
I take Omeprazole for stomach issues. I've been on Nexplanon since last August. Will this make my BC any less effective? No backup needed right?
Is it ok to take omeprazole and esomeprazole together? I find that it makes my stomach hurt. But if i take 1 morning other 1 night i'm ok.
No: They are the same class of medication. One or the other should be adequate. ...Read more
I have fairly severe gastritis that causes intense stomach pains every day, sometimes even when I take my omeprazole. Should I be concerned?
Yes: Intense pain anywhere should always be of concern. Intense abdominal pain can be due to ulcers, gall stones or other gall bladder issues, diverticulitis, acid reflux disease, pancreatitis, or even from heart or lung causes. Best to see your doctor to find out what is the cause of your pain. ...Read more
Thyroxine I'm taking irritates my stomach and causes gastritis.i have to take omeprazole with it to stop the irritation is this ok?
If you take omeprazole at night, and it has to be on empty stomach, how long after eating show you wait to take it? It lasts 24 hours?
2-4 hours after a: Meal or snack.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can anxiety cause recurrent gastritis? What alcoholic drinks are least likely to trigger stomach irritation? I already take omeprazole.
None. Alcohol is : alcohol. You have reasons not to drink alcohol: 1) It worsens chronic gastritis &/or gastroesophageal reflux. 2) It worsens depression. 3) It interacts with Fluoxetine to cause dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating & impairment in thinking & judgment. Ask your GP to refer you to a psychiatrist & a psychologist for accurate diagnoses, therapy & medications, & to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Hello doctor since yesterday there's a sharp pain in the centre of my stomach which also kinda bloated. Is it really good to take omeprazole?
Omeprazole: like other PPI's (Proton pump inhibitors) take several days to work thus are NOT the best OTC medications for acute stomach pain. Its best to start with an antacid liquid (eg Maalox, Gelusil, Mylanta (the last of which may also help bloating) The main thing is IF IT CONTINUES check it out with your Primary Care Provider! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
My doctor prescribed omeprazole for stomach issue, and after taking it for 3 weeks I have a major rash. Is it possible to take that long to react?
Yes: Rashes from medications can take several weeks to develop; some can even months or years after starting a medicine. This makes them very difficult to sort out at times, especially for patients on multiple medications. It is also possible that it something else, however, anything from a food to a viral infection can cause similar rashes, so a dermatologist or allergist can be very helpful here. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me lactose free thyroxine due to my intolerance, it seems to irritate my stomach though and I have to take an omeprazole with it?
Synthroid (thyroxine) has: such a small amount of lactose in it that I doubt it would irritate your stomach. You could try taking it with some lactase such as Lactaid. Another brand name T4 replacement, Tirosint, doesn't contain lactose, at least as far as I'm aware. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels constant pocket air in stomach 2 weeks now. Try eat anything feels gotta burp but can't. wen I do heartburn. Ulcer? Should I take omeprazole?
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