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Doctor insights on: Coming Off Prilosec

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Is expired Prilosec ok to take?

Is expired Prilosec ok to take?

Expired Med Use: Pharmaceutical manufacturers issue expiration dates that insures potency, use after that date, there is no guarantee that there is sufficient medication to control your symptoms. ...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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Is Prilosec a well tolerated pill?

Is Prilosec a well tolerated pill?

For a short period: Like nearly all meds Prilosec has many side effects but it is well-tolerated by most. However, it is quite hazardous to take it for a prolonged period of time (more than a few months) as it can lead to very serious, even life-threatening side effects- see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html. ...Read more

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Ok to take Prilosec every other day?

Yes: As long as it works for you. Consider taking magnesium supplement since Prilosec may reduce absorption of this mineral ...Read more

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Could u take geri-lanta with prilosec?

Could u take geri-lanta with prilosec?

Yes for a short time: Geri-lanta (aluminum/magnesium/simethecone) is indicated for upset stomach, heartburn bloating/gas. It works on neutralizing acid in the stomach. Prilosec(omeprazole) suppress acid production.Take ger-lanta after meals/at bedtime as needed for 1-2 weeks and Prilosec 30 minutes before breakfast for at most 2 weeks. If symptoms persist/worsen see a doctor. Side effects headache/diarrhea/constipation. ...Read more

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Can you take Prilosec and pepid tohether?

You can: The two medicines work in a different way but for the same purpose . I would not recommend for you to take both of them since you can take care of your problem with one of them whether you have gerd , peptic ulcer disease . There is step up and step down approach of treatment for GI condition the two medications are used . Omeprazole is stronger and more effective then Pepcid (famotidine) . Try Pepcid (famotidine) first. ...Read more

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Is there anything I take along with my prilosec?

Not Clear: Are you taking Prilosec for acid reflux disease. It works about 90%. In a small group we have to double the dose, means take 2 pills 20 mg each 30 minues before breakfast. Not better see a specialist. ...Read more

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How long would Prilosec (omerprazole) take to work?

It is pretty quick: Prilosec is a potent ppi drug which stops production of stomach acid within a matter of 2-3 hours. So in that regard you should have relief of acid symptoms within one or two days but you have to continue taking it for several days to 6-8 weeks depending on your symptoms., to obtain maximum benefit. ...Read more