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Does Omeprazole Cure Acid Reflux
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
If I put one table spoon of baking soda in 8 oz glass of water after every meal, will this cure my acid reflux? And is it safer than omeprazole for acid reflux?
May not be reflux: Symptoms which are often blamed on reflux may be due to other problems. 1% of the population is resistant to ppi type medications which could explain Omeprazole resistance. Omeprazole at standard doses often just isn't enough medication. A large hiatal hernia or severe obesity can lead to refractory disease too. You should see your doctor as refractory reflux warrants endoscopic evaluation. ...Read more
Proton pump inhibito: Omeprazole belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors. Other options include pantoprazole & lansoprazole among others (http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-class/proton-pump-inhibitors. Html). A step down in strength are H2 blockers (http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-class/h2-antagonists. Html). Basic start is calcium carbonate such as Tums & Rolaids. Of course, try lifestyle options 1st. Http://goo. Gl/s1Ukdf ...Read more
I've been prescribed omeprazole 20mg for acid reflux long term, what are the concerns taking continually for years on end?
Would it be safe to take Omeprazole experimentally? What are the chances of it causing a rebound effect if what I have is not acid reflux.
Self-diagnosis.: It would not be expected that Omeprazole would worsen symptoms. The concern would really be that you're treating something with Omeprazole which would not be helped by Omeprazole. If you don't feel any relief in one week, then you should visit with a doctor to get a formal diagnosis. ...Read more
Omeprazole: It is okay to try omeprazole up to 20 mg once a day for up to two weeks to try to prevent heartburn and acid reflux. If your symptoms persist beyond that, you should see your dr. For a more definitive diagnosis and longer-term treatment. Avoid the particular foods that you think cause your reflux. I'd avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Consider tilting your bed. Good luck. ...Read more
It seems my GI...: Buddies prefer esomeprazole but really it is what works best with your body, as with any medication. ...Read more
What is the maximum dose of omeprazole you can take in a day already took two 20 mg and my acid reflux is still killing me?
Omepazrole dose: Omepoazole doses as high as 40 bid could be used under supervision of md. ...Read more
Constant acid reflux - is this a concern this is happening everyday even when I stick to alkaline foods. Am taking Omeprazole also?
You need more tests:
To see if you have a stomach problem called H pylori.
You need to see a specialist to get tests done ...Read more
Why does my acid reflux symptoms always seem to get worse after a rainy day? Can I do anything to prevent it? I take Omeprazole 20mg daily.
Rhinitis?: A trigger for gastric irritation and subsequent reflux is swallowed mucus from post-nasal drip. Alternatively, postnasal drip can worsen an already irritated throat from GERD. This will cause pain in the back of the throat, a sensation of having a lump in your throat, or cough/vocal cord irritation. Weather changes can be trigger for non-allergic rhinitis. Tree pollen also increases after rain ...Read more
My mum has a acid reflux is it alright tomaintain her losec (omeprazole) 10mg and levothyroxin100mg. She'stakinglevothyroxin in the evening while losec (omeprazole) in morning?
GERD: There isn't much to choose between Omeprazole and esomeprazole. ...Read more
Why does someone with a dysfunctional gallbladder have acid reflux problems? Should they take omeprazole?
Not the case: Dysfunctional or sick gallbladder is not related to acid reflux, they are two different situations which may co exist. Gall bladder is related to bile delivery to stomach which helps digestion, that's why in some people Omeprazole helps, but they are different. If you do not have reflux disease and you take your gallbladder out, you may not need omeprazole. ...Read more
Hello I'm on omeprazole for acid reflux I have a small hital hernia too but I'm getting flare ups from time to time is this right?
It happens: Omeprazole works well for many patients with reflux and small hiatal hernias. In some cases it is not enough and additional treatment, or even surgery may be needed. Be certain to keep a log of the frequency, timing, position, relation to meals and severity of your symptoms. This will help your doctor to help you. ...Read more
Diagnosed with acid reflux in early dec., taking omeprazole 20mg once daily; developed UTI on 23-dec, treated; UTI again on 02-jan. Is it the losec?
Why does my acid reflux seem to get worse when I have a cold? Do any common cold medicines reduce the effects of omeprazole?
Meds, post nasal drip: When sick w an upper respiratory tract infection, post nasal drip can be irritating to the throat, esophagus&stomach. Many common cold meds contain NSAIDS (anti-inflammatories)eg.ibuprofen or naproxen, which can irritate the esophagus. Spending more time in bed does not help acid reflux, either. Gaviscon (or"compare with Gaviscon"generic)after meals& at bedtime can boost protective effect of omeprazole ...Read more
I've had acid reflux for some time now I'm on 20 mg of omeprazole can I still get the symptoms of GERD is seems to come and go recently?
Maybe its not reflux: Lack of response to acid suppression ; antacids raises several possibilities: 1) you have excessive acid production; 2) your reflux is of non-acid material; 3) your esophagus is severely inflamed, infected, or ulcerated; 4) you have heightened esophageal sensitivity; 5) your dose of Omeprazole may be too low; 6) your present symptoms are not reflux-related. Suggest evaluation for diagnosis please. ...Read more
I am having acid reflux with continuous burping (5-6) at times. I am also taking omeprazole 40 mg, can I take ACV to reduce my acid reflux?
Taking Omeprazole for acid reflux but suffer Vit. B defiency as result. Are there any alternative PPIs? Can dietary change alone manage the condition?
Vitamine B and PPI: PPIs such as Omeprazole only impair the absorption of protein bound Vitamin B12 from animal derived dietary sources therefore the use of free or unbound Vitamin B12 are not affected and can be safely used safely used to correct the Vitamin B12 deficiency especially if you cannot stop taking the PPI. B12 def. Can cause macrocytic anemia, hyperhomocysteinemia and/or neutropathies. ...Read more
Can peppermint tea (decaf) help with acid reflux symptoms? I've seen mixed opinions; some say it makes it worse.! omeprazole is currently not working
Generally not but...: Peppermint tea is great for relieving intestinal spasm/cramps but usually aggravates reflux. But there are many natural approaches to reflux- avoiding certain foods, homeopathy, chinese herbs, aloe vera, apple cider vinegar, dgl, marshmallow root & slippery elm. See http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/therapiesfrometol/a/heartburn.Htm and http://www. Earthclinic. Com/cures/acid_reflux. Html. ...Read more
I have had a nissan fundiplacation for acid reflux. It has not helped. I am taking medication. (omeprazole & ranitidine both morning and before dinner?
Complications: .Complications of nissan nclude dysphagia, gastric hypersensitivity, abnormal gastric motility, gas bloat syndrome and gerd relapse. The fundoplicaton can fail, unwrap, loosen or herniate. Not unusual following nissan is dumping syndrome. Stomach contents empty fast, getting sudden large volume in small bowel, wrenching, pallor, tachycardia, sweating, diarrhea, cramps etc. See gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Is this going to be permanent? Is this acid reflux? I have been diagnosed with acid reflux and have been taking omeprazole for over a year now. I get nauseated frequently and it seems like after I get nauseated I get chills and sometimes a very slight tin
Hello.: Hello. Can't tell from this if you are a teen or a young adult. Have you had a thorough evaluation? I.E., not just being prescribed medications for the presenting symptoms. If not, since, the symptoms are breaking through with two different medications, it is probably a good idea to have a more comprehensive assessment. Second issue- are you expeirencing a lot of stress? Sometimes the tingly of face, hands and fingers can occur with hyperventilting and nausea can be related to stress and anxiety as well. ...Read more
I'm on day 1 of taking Omeprazole for chronic acid reflux but it hasn't started working yet. Is it safe to additionally take antacids with this drug?
Yes: Go ahead and take the antacids especially if you know it works. It can take awhile to get relief. The inflammation can take several months to heal. Also don't smoke or use nicotine, caffeine or decaf coffee, reduce to an optimal weight and elevate the head of your bed 4-6 inches on an incline so that the acid at night stays away form the esophagus. The body makes the most acid at night ...Read more
My doctor had me on omeprazole everyday for acid reflux. Well we just found out my gallbladder is only functioning 15%! should I continue omeorazole or ask him to get off of it since its my gallbladder?
Do you have 2 probs?: Don't know you. Call your doc. You may have one, the other, or 2 separate issues. (your symptoms arguably could be due to something entirely unrelated as well). Your doc can fill you in. ...Read more
Would taking a probiotic naturally prevent my acid reflux? I'm currently on prescription Omeprazole 40mg 1x/day.
My upper endoscopy showed everything normal except mild gastritis...no H. Pylori. I have acid reflux and take Omeprazole. Why gastritis?
I have acid reflux, heartburn etc. I take 20mg of omeprazole daily. A doctor told me to take the highest dose. He did not say what this was.
40mg: I would increase to 40mg and then folow up in 1-2 months. ...Read more
Can constipation be causing bad acid reflux? My stomach feels so raw n won't settle with my omeprazole but am also constipated n loud noisey stomach
Possibly: Slow gastric emptying is associated with constipation. Slow gastric emptying is associated with gastroesophageal reflux. Omeprazole helps control acid but does not affect gastric emptying. Constipation can also increase abdominal pressure and inturn reflux. Side effect of Omeprazole also is constipation. ...Read more
I am currently taking Omeprazole for acid reflux. Occasionally I'm getting pains in oesophagus area, like bruising, can this be a side affect of AR?
Gosh sure could: While 1 in 3 people have a bit of AR, HH, or other minor problem, PPI's stop it in about 90% the rest certainly need scoping. ...Read more
Have acid reflux and hiatus hernia I have been prescribed rabeprazole 20mg, omeprazole 20mg and lansoprazole 30mg, which would you say was best?
All comparable: All of the PPI's (proton pump inhibitors) are very effective at reducing acid. Some keep the gastric pH <4 longer than others, but the bottom line, is which one works for you at the lowest dosage and the cheapest price. Check with your insurance company and find out which is their preferred drug. ...Read more
I've been prescribed omeprazole for acid reflux, I'm also on tetralysal, for the last few days I've had sore throats and runny noise, is that normal?
Hi. I've been taking Omeprazole for about a month for acid reflux. Yesterday and today I had loose stools that were orange. Is this caused by the Rx?
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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