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Doctor insights on: Coming Off Omeprazole

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Can a kid take omeprazole?

Can a kid take omeprazole?

Yes: It is an effective therapy for gastroesophageal reflux. It should be dosed according to weight, and if taken over the long term may require monitoring. ...Read more

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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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Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

40mg bid: One can always take more, but unlikely to have effect. ...Read more

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Can I take 1 month expired omeprazole?

Yes: It is possible that it is not as effective when it is expired but it is unlikely to be a significant difference. ...Read more

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Yes: It is not recommended to take Omeprazole for longer than four months at a time. Long-term use can lead to weakening of the stomach lining and increased risk of wrist, hip or spine fracture. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: omeprazole?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. ...Read more

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How long for omeprazole 20mg to reduce acid?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole begins to work on the very first day of treatment, although it may take one to four days to have a full effect. ...Read more

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What is an alternative to losec (omeprazole)?

Many: It is a proton pump inhibitor. Other similar meds are nexium, protonix, prevacid, aciphex, (rabeprazole) and kapidex. ...Read more

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What is alboz in alboz omeprazole stands for?

What is alboz in alboz omeprazole stands for?

The brand name: Alboz is a brand name for omeprazole. There are many brand names for that medication, made by various drug companies. ...Read more

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How long does it take for omeprazole to work?

Gastritis: This medication should start having an effect within 2 hours of oral intake. ...Read more

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Is alboz omeprazole equivilant to omeprazole?

Omeprazole: There are multiple companies which manufacture generic Omeprazole including abbott. In the us, the medications are felt to be equivalent. ...Read more

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Omeprazole in morning and malanta at bedtime?

Empty stomach: Omeprazole must be taken on an empty stomach. You can take mylanta any time for as needed symptom relief. ...Read more

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What is the use of omeprazole 20mg to the body?

Antacid: Omeprazole is an antacid known as a proton pump inhibitor. It helps suppress production of acid in the stomach, which makes it very useful in the treatment of gerd. ...Read more

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What are the results of omeprazole on the body?

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

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When's the best time to take losec (omeprazole)?

Depends on indicatio: Losec (omeprazole) is taken once daily. Probably best to take at bedtime, but it depends on the indication and what other medications you are taking. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day to take omeprazole?

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

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Will anything happen if I take too much omeprazole?

Will anything happen if I take too much omeprazole?

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

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Can I take losec (omeprazole) tablets for 60 days?

If you want to: But check w/your doctor re: the duration of time you should be on any medication. ...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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Omeprazole is best taking in the morning or at supper?

Omeprazole is best taking in the morning or at supper?

Morning: Omeprazole is once a day for gerd and twice a day for h.Pylori. Best time is the morning because if you forget then you have the whole day to remember to take it. If it is at supper time, and you forget it, then not much time left to remember and easily miss the dose. ...Read more

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I took 2, 800 mg of omeprazole. Will anything happen to me?

Overdose: Yes. You need to be honest and tell someone that you did this. Please, call the county crisis line or call your physician right now and confess that this happened. Please let this cry for help be heard by someone who is there waiting to help. ...Read more

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I am 103 pounds. How many milligrams of omeprazole can I have a day?

Depends: As an adult at 103#, you can take 20mg to 40mg a day, depending on your condition and the severity of your symtpoms. Remember though, the best treatment is dietary modification, and avoiding trigger foods that cause you acid reflux and indigestion. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more