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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 more
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
A few weeks: I normally give it 1-2 weeks before increasing the do age. Try some Tums (calcium carbonate) and non greasy, non fried, bland foods. ...Read more
Omeprazole: Not sure what u meant by "involuntarily" & what symptoms u r having, but Omeprazole would not hurt, and if stomach symptoms persist, see your primary care doc. ...Read more
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?
Yes: Taking the omeprazole is fine, but check with your doctor to see if there is another medication option that may not be so hard on your stomach. ...Read more
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 ›
I've decided to take my anti inflammatory after dinner instead of b'fast as I'll have more in my stomach. At what time should I take my Omeprazole? Still in the morning, or in the afternoon sometime?
I am not sure I have this correct.
If you only take Omeprazole, please continue to take it at night.
If you are taking a different medicine as well please take it in the morning. ...Read more
Ouch: Omeprazole works fairly quickly. About an hour to effect acid secretions, 2 hours for peak effect. If you are still having pain - are you sure it's "heart burn". Severe pain really needs to be evaluated by a physician and a hands-on assessment. ...Read more
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?
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?
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?
Have progressively worsening upper stomach pain since May of this year. Now take 40mg omeprazole w breakthrough pain. Normal blood h. Pylori. Help!
Gastroenterologist: Have you been evaluated by a gastroenterologist for this persistent upper abdominal discomfort? It appears that studies should include a gastroscopy and, if unrevealing, an abdominal CT scan as well as blood work to include liver and pancreatic tests. Possibilities include chronic gastritis (requiring more than one dose of prilosec daily), duodenal ulcer, stomach or pancreatic cancer, pancreatiti ...Read more
Constant air in stomach. Can't burp it &wen I try to burp heartburn sometimes. I want to take omeprazole but ive heard it causes bone problems. Ulcer?
I have bad stomach cramps and belching after eating. I take omeprazole daily for reflux but this is newer. Gallbladder? Ulcer? Thanks!
Cramps after eating: The most common condition causing cramps and urgency about having a bowel movement after eating is the irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), characterized by excessive tightening of the smooth muscles of the large intestines, which causes the cramps. This reaction is usually triggered by stress in the invidividual. The cramps are often relieved by having a bm. There is no med for this. Reduce stress. ...Read more
Blood test ruled out h.Ployri bacteria, I have been on omeprazole for 8 weeks, what are the chance I have stomach ulcer? I do not take nsaids.
Since ulcers are definitively diagnosed by direct visualization, it's hard to quantify the probability of an ulcer.
But if you have symptoms suggestive of an ulcer, not improving with medical therapy, that's probably the time to see an gastroenterology specialist for a definitive diagnosis. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Will my stomach ulcer still heal if I take omeprazole and ranitidine, but also aspirin every day? Aspirin hurts but I have chronic headache.
I am experiencing low left back pain and stomach upset. The pain in the back increases if I burp or take a deep breath. Stomach noise and flatulence. Clear urine and stools are brittle with no sign of blood. Problem since 2 weeks now. On omeprazole.
So im taking omeprazole dr 40mg, Prilosec but my stomach feels bubbly, like something moving its it normal?
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