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Can omeprazole treat ibs?

Can omeprazole treat ibs?

Not indicated: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is characterised by abdominal pain / bloating. Associated symptoms can include heartburn and an individual with IBS can still have GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux). A PPI (Omeprazole) may be helpful for heartburn, or GORD but is not a treatment for IBS. Be aware of a strong placebo component in treating IBS, Omeprazole may still abolish symptoms, but have adverse effects. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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I can't empty my bowels all the way. I have to apply pressure between vagina and anal to get all the rest out. Is this normal? Being treated by pcp for high blood pressure, low potassium, and omeprazole for the gas. I am female and 40yrs. I also have IBS

I can't empty my bowels all the way. I have to apply pressure between vagina and anal to get all the rest out. Is this normal? Being treated by pcp for high blood pressure, low potassium, and omeprazole for the gas. I am female and 40yrs. I also have IBS

Sounds like: You are constipated and have a rectocoele which is a bulge in the rectovaginal wall that traps stool requiring manual pressure to relieve it. See a colorectal surgeon or a gynecologisy specializing in pelvic floor reconstruction. ...Read more

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Have been diagnosis with ibs&gastropsrisis after extensive tests. Why isn't GI trying to help me? I have changed my diet. On omeprazole&welbutrin over a year

Have been diagnosis with ibs&gastropsrisis after extensive tests. Why isn't GI trying to help me? I have changed my diet. On omeprazole&welbutrin over a year

Belching: Has your doctor ruled out all causes of chronic hiccups? See the following article. Treatment includes acupuncture, thorazine, haldol, and reglan (metoclopramide). Personally I would start with acupuncture because of the potential side effects of the other medications.
www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/tc/hiccups-topic-overview. I have a patient who developed chronic hiccups the day after her gallbladder was removed. Postsurgical chronic hiccups are an unfortunate side effect of abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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Doc said to take omeprazole & bentyl (dicyclomine). Said would help if have ibs. What are these meds for. Wat do they do.

Doc said to take omeprazole & bentyl (dicyclomine). Said would help if have ibs. What are these meds for. Wat do they do.

Omeprazole/Bentyl.: Omeprazole is used to suppress acid production in your stomach. Normally prescribed for patients with acid reflux, peptic ulcer disease, or h. Pylori infection. Bentyl (dicyclomine) is a smooth muscle relaxant. It is used for patients with ibs to relieve pain. Normally, it should be given maybe 1/2 to an hour before meals. You should discuss with your doctors if you had questions. ...Read more

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I have IBS and regurgitation from acid reflux. Everytime I eat anything my gut bloats out. I am also on omeprazole which isn't working. Any suggestion?

I have IBS and regurgitation from acid reflux. Everytime I eat anything my gut bloats out. I am also on omeprazole which isn't working. Any suggestion?

ConsultGastroenterol: Consult a Gastroenterologist if possible or follow up with your Primary Care Doctor and discuss your problem and get a referral for GI Specialist
You may need to switch to a different PPI, like Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mgm or Dexelent 60mgm and may need endoscopy if that does not work and treatment for IBS depending on your symptoms ...Read more

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Can I take omeprazole 20mg if I am currently taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) with cilidium for IBS and mild gastritis. I heard there is interaction between two medicine?

Can I take omeprazole 20mg if I am currently taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) with cilidium for IBS and mild gastritis. I heard there is interaction between two medicine?

Yes be careful: Omeprazole can cause elevated serum levels of benzodiazepines. Main effect would be over sedation with the librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide). Thea is no absolute contraindications to taking the two together but monitor your drowsiness, etc. May need to cut down on Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) dose. ...Read more

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Nausea & pain just above belly button plus taste in throat I was on omeprazole but not no more. Also suffer IBS to or is this acid back again?

Nausea & pain just above belly button plus taste in throat I was on omeprazole but not no more. Also suffer IBS to or is this acid back again?

Very likely: In adults gastroesophageal reflux does not usually completely disappear. Diet can exacerbate symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux. Diet change may help with decreased total fat intake, avoiding large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; may have to resume omeprazole. See physician for advice. ...Read more

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Dry mouth, severe stomach pain, constipation, insomnia. I suffer with ibs and after running out of my usual stomach pills (omeprazole) tried remegel?

Dry mouth, severe stomach pain, constipation, insomnia. I suffer with ibs and after running out of my usual stomach pills (omeprazole) tried remegel?

Stomach pain: You have stomach pain but why is unclear. The omeprazole tells your stomach cells to secrete less acid. You don't say if that made you feel better. Then you took another medicine which neutralizes the acid in the stomach. Again you don't report on how you feel with it. So talk with your doc or get another! ...Read more

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I have been on prilosec, previcid and now protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux. L have IBS and gasrtoparisis. I am still having reflux despite the med and diet. Thoughts?

I have been on prilosec, previcid and now protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux. L have IBS and gasrtoparisis. I am still having reflux despite the med and diet. Thoughts?

Multifactorial GERD?: Avoid foods ; behavior that delay stomach emptying ;/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter, but you may also need to consider promotility agents additional to your acid blocker drug (s). Consider ph impedance testing to correlate reflux symptoms with what actually gets refluxed (acid, non-acid material), or whether your residual symptoms may be "functional" due to ibs. ...Read more

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Can I take enteric peppermint oil caps for ibs, when I also have barretts esophagus? I'm currently taking omeprazol and dicyclone.

Can I take enteric peppermint oil caps for ibs, when I also have barretts esophagus? I'm currently taking omeprazol and dicyclone.

Precautions: Peppermint oil can help ibs, but people have also experienced heartburn with this. It may decrease lower esphoageal sphincter pressure, allowing stomach acid to reach esophagus -- not good for someone with known barrett's esophagus. If you're going to use this, an enteric-coated preparation may get it beyond that point before being released -- less risk. Your GI doc will be best adviser here. ...Read more

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I have mild gastritis and IBS. I am taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) with cilidium for ibs. What should I take for gastritis. Prilosec or pantoprazole?

Either: Both are acid reducing medicines of the same generally family called proton pump inhibitors.
Either medication should be effective to help heal your gastritis. ...Read more

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I have IBS and bad anxiety. I always have an upset stomach and the need to go to the bathroom. I just got prescribed bentyl, (dicyclomine) omeprazol, will it help?

I have IBS and bad anxiety. I always have an upset stomach and the need to go to the bathroom. I just got prescribed bentyl, (dicyclomine) omeprazol, will it help?

IBS and Anxiety: Medications is only part of the solution, healthy life style changes, irritant avoidance, finding offending dietary indiscretions that do not make you feel well is important. See your your gastroenterologist for guidance and work up. You may try avoiding glutten for a week to see if symptoms ameliorate. Daily bacillus acidophylos may complement your diet ...Read more

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Can IBS cause burning pain in stomach? Took Prilosec for 14 days but burning pain is back. Tested negative for h pylori

Heart Burn: Hi, you probably have Functional dyspepsia or non-ulcer dyspepsia, which is common in IBS, the treatment is change in diet includes avoiding fatty food, Alcohol, Caffeine, frequent but small portions, avoiding food which makes the patient worse, PPIs or H2 blockers but Antacid like Tums (calcium carbonate) won't work, one can consider Tricyclic Antidepressant if above measures not helpful.
Feel better. ...Read more

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Since last yr I have been having trouble sleeping due to bloating, gas & indigestion. Simethicone does not help. I have IBS and take Prilosec for hb.?

Since last yr I have been having trouble sleeping due to bloating, gas & indigestion. Simethicone does not help. I have IBS and take Prilosec for hb.?

IBS care: Treating your ibs starts with adequate fiber in your diet in natural or supplement form. Then you should add some probiotics - lactobacillus/acidophilus in whatever form is available. You should keep a diary of foods that are more irritating to you. Consider having your doctor test you for food allergies. Manage your stress and consider checking with your doctor about other prescriptions. ...Read more

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Can IBS be hereditary? Can it show up in teens? And is it treatable?

Can IBS be hereditary? Can it show up in teens? And is it treatable?

Unsure, yes and yes.: As far as I'm aware, there's no definite genetic link in IBS. It can show up in teens. It is treatable, yes. Now, treatment should include physiologic and emotional considerations. ...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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Hi. Is omeprazole (prilosec) in general and in shirt term use a safe option to treat acid issues/gerd. I have read some pretty worrisome side effects.

Hi. Is omeprazole (prilosec) in general and in shirt term use a safe option to treat acid issues/gerd. I have read some pretty worrisome side effects.

Yes: In general, Prilosec has been used for numerous years. As with many medications, there are numerous potential adverse effects. However, "proton-pump inhibitors"/ppi's have been studied and shown to be generally safe to use. Most adverse effects with Prilosec are not the result of short term use. It is important for you to discuss all your medications with your personal physician. ...Read more

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My endoscopy results came up normal. Should I just take omeprazole whenever my GERD flares up or just treat it naturally? Is omeprazole bad over time?

My endoscopy results came up normal. Should I just take omeprazole whenever my GERD flares up or just treat it naturally? Is omeprazole bad over time?

Use it sparingly: Omeprazole is safe used occasionally but it is associated with problems when taken long term. This type of drug is associated with risks of pneumonia, malabsorption of nutrients and bone density loss. If you can figure out natural ways to avoid the reflux it would be best. If you only use the omeprazole occasionally it should be fine. ...Read more

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Why do you treat a kidney infection with omeprazole?

Why do you treat a kidney infection with omeprazole?

You don't: Omeprazole won't treat a kidney infection. It's used to treat ulcers and esophageal refulx. ...Read more

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Does omeprazole treat stomach ulcers? And is it effective?

Yes: Omeprazole is used to treat ulcers and is effective. Ulcers can reoccur however. There is a bacteria that is known to cause ulcers (H.pylorI). If you have that bacteria, then treating the bacteria with antibiotics can "cure" the ulcer and hopefully never return. You need to see your doctor to see if you have that bacteria and get it treated by antibiotics in addition to taking omeprazole. ...Read more

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Can I use OTC omeprazole instead of RX to treat my gastric ulcer? In a foreign country at the moment and it's easier to get the OTC.

Can I use OTC omeprazole instead of RX to treat my gastric ulcer? In a foreign country at the moment and it's easier to get the OTC.

Sure: For the lack of better options. I had patients that found only a specific brand PPI working for them. For a trial and with slight dose adjustments you should be fine. There is increasing evidence for long term side effects of PPI’s but that you can discuss with your prescriber later on. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed omeprazole for gastritis related to nsaid use, I can't tolerate the omeprazole does the use of antacids treat gastritis??

I have been prescribed omeprazole for gastritis related to nsaid use, I can't tolerate the omeprazole does the use of antacids treat gastritis??

Maybe: It was a standard practice when the early drugs for ulcers and gastritis were not prescription, to try a week of intensive antacid therapy: 30 cc of a liquid antacid, 30 minutes before each meal and 60 minutes after meals, and before bedtime. This was done for 7 days. If there was no improvement, then a trial of px strength meds was done for a month, if no better, scope done. ...Read more

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