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Is it okay to take omeprazole and probiotics together daily?

Is it okay to take omeprazole and probiotics together daily?

Yes, but: Omeprazole use over long-term can cause medical problems down the road--increases infections, bone loss etc...But if this is what you need, then you need it.
It is ok to use both, however.
In general, don't take meds if you don't have to.
If you do, then regular follow-up with your doc who can help monitor you more closely and intervene when needed.
Good luck. ...Read more

Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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I have gastritis n' gerd. I am taking omeprazole. Read that it is not good to take it longterm. Took for 1 mo. I plan to take probiotics instead. Shld I?

I have gastritis n' gerd. I am taking omeprazole. Read that it is not good to take it longterm. Took for 1 mo. I plan to take probiotics instead. Shld I?

A bit more complex!: I agree that it is not wise to take omeprazole longterm. While probiotics may help, that alone is likely not enough to resolve your gastritis & GERD. See http://www. Naturalnews. Com/036336_PPIs_acid_reflux_side_effects. Html
& http://tinyurl. Com/p88fxjm for detailed advice on treatment.
Similase Sensitive Stomach by Integrative Therapeutics is a useful supplement. Chinese Medicine can also help. ...Read more

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I recently asked about taking a multivitamin with probiotic while taking omeprazole and domperidone, could you tell me is it better to take the multiv?

Can take both: You can take a multivitamin with omeprazole and domperidone. Omeprazole can decrease absorption of certain vitamins/minerals such as B-12 and iron. A multivitamin can help counteract those vitamin/mineral losses. A probiotic is different than a multivitamin. It helps to populate the healthy bacteria in your gut, which can help prevent constipation, diarrhea, and other illnesses. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole be taken with probiotics?

Can omeprazole be taken with probiotics?

You can: Some labels say it's best to take probiotics on an empty stomach, before a meal that contains some fat. Http://tinyurl. Com/mot8f55 however, you have more stomach acid in that condition -- and some probiotic species don't survive that although others do. I take mine right after a meal. :-) you can take Omeprazole ; probiotic together, but it's better to avoid Omeprazole if you can. ...Read more

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Many mornings around 7 a.m. very nauseas often with diahrrhea. Male, so not pregnant. Omeprazole and probiotics haven't helped.

AM nausea: Consider testing for H pylori. It is a bacteria associated with gastritis GERD and the omeprazole will not work unless you are treated with antibiotics (usually 2 or 3 together) or consider ultrasound to check gallbladder as well as pancreas. Avoid alcohol, check liver tests and for hepatitis C ...Read more

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Can t drink cranberry juice with vancomycin, nystatin, fluconazole, omeprazole, align probiotic?

Can t drink cranberry juice with vancomycin, nystatin, fluconazole, omeprazole, align probiotic?

Cranberry juice: ONLY WARFARIN SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN WITH CRANBERRY JUICE. NO KNOWN INTERACTION WITH OTHERS.
WARFARIN IS THE GENERIC NAME FOR COUMADIN, (warfarin) JANTOVEN AND OTHERS. ...Read more

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Can I take a probiotic while on prilosec?

Can I take a probiotic while on prilosec?

Yes, and more: I don't see any contraindication to taking probiotics with prilosec. I also recommend taking calcium/vitamin d/magnesium and b vitamins since acid blockers reduce absorption of these vitamins/minerals. ...Read more

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After a 14 day treatment for h pylori, how long does it take to feel better? Belly still isn't right yet. Taking Prilosec 40mg & probiotic. Anxious.

After a 14 day treatment for h pylori, how long does it take to feel better? Belly still isn't right yet. Taking Prilosec 40mg & probiotic. Anxious.

Please standardize: Who subscribed the Prilosec for 14 days. If you self medicated it, please go to your family doctor to have a standard triple medication for h pylori. After that the symptoms will be gone. ...Read more

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I have problems swallowing certain foods I take Prilosec 40mg twice a day along with Zantac 300mg at night will a digestive enzyme w/o probiotic help

I have problems swallowing certain foods I take Prilosec 40mg twice a day along with Zantac 300mg at night will a digestive enzyme w/o probiotic help

Globus versus...: A ball or lump sensation in your throat past which you can easily swallow is called "globus"--a functional problem that acid blockers likely won't help. Nor would it likely address esophageal spasm, dysmotility, or eosinophilic esophagitis. Have you had manometry? Might want endoscopy for definitive biopsy +/- address peptic stricture that may constrict the swallowing tube & benefit from dilation. ...Read more

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Prilosec vs Pepcid (famotidine) vs probiotics for distended stomach?

The answer...: ....To what will help with a distended abdomen depends entirely on the cause of the distention. Probiotics are helpful with a lot of digestive issues, if you take them regularly. The two meds you mention reduce stomach acid and are unlikely to help with distention. If this is happening often, look to your diet for a solution. This problem is often diet related. ...Read more

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Does omeprozole effect probiotics?

May help: The Omeprazole reduces stomach acidity which means that more of the probiotic bacteria may survive the stomach and colonize the large intestine. ...Read more

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Does the probiotic Digestive Advantage decrease stomach acid? Don't want to have too less of acid because I just came off of omperazole for 1 month.

Does the probiotic Digestive Advantage decrease stomach acid? Don't want to have too less of acid because I just came off of omperazole for 1 month.

No: Probiotics have many benefits for digestive health but generally are not knows to decrease stomach acid. Stomach acid can kill many of the probiotics we take but Digestive Advantage is enteric coated which protects it from stomach acid, with the coating not dissolving until after it passes through the stomach. ...Read more

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I take 40mg omeprazole in the morning daily, just prescribed 10mg escitalopram, are these 2 safe to take together?

Always inform Dr: It is ALWAYS important to advise or remind your Dr (s) of ALL other medications you take and conditions you have. There is increased risk of some serious escitalopram side effects that might require dose reduction, etc.
Make it a habit. It's very important. Be safe. Be well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin, omega-3 supplement, probiotic, vitamin D3, vitamin K2, and my SSRI antidepressant together daily?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin, omega-3 supplement, probiotic, vitamin D3, vitamin K2, and my SSRI antidepressant together daily?

Safe but: Why do you need so many supplements. If you are taking a mixed diet, , none of the supplements other than vitamin D3 are doing you any good.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil omega-3 supplement, apple cider vinegar, and psyllium husk for fiber together daily?

Is it safe to take a multivitamin, probiotic, fish oil omega-3 supplement, apple cider vinegar, and psyllium husk for fiber together daily?

Yes: These are safe though I wouldn't take them all at once. I advise the multivitamin after breakfast, the probiotic at the start of a meal, the fish oil after lunch or dinner, apple cider vinegar in water separate from meals and the psyllium at bedtime.
Some multivitamins are far better than others- see https://drrandybaker. Com/2012/11/
and https://www. Multivitaminguide. Org/best-multivitamin. Html ...Read more

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Chelated magnesium and omeprazole okay to take together?

Yes: They are safe to take together. But why are you on omeprazole?

http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/food-sensitivities-and-reflux. Html. ...Read more

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Can I take omeprazole and domperidone together?

Yes you can: There is no interaction between the two medication but beware that each medication has its own side effect and you might be experiencing them. Take the medication for the intended purpose as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take adderall and omeprazole together?

Can I take adderall and omeprazole together?

Yes: It is safe to take adderall and omeprazole together. If you’re finding you need to take omeprazole long-term (any more than two weeks), make sure that you’re keeping your doctor in the loop - that’s a sign that you could use further assessment and possibly different treatment. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole together?

Yes, but they work: Differently and need to be taken during different times of the day. Omeprazole needs to be taken before breakfast, and Zantac (ranitidine) after dinner. ...Read more

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Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole together?

Can you take Zantac (ranitidine) and omeprazole together?

You can, if: Usually it is one or the other. However you can use both if you have severe gerd or peptic ulcer disease, because of their different modes of action. If bleeding, sucralfate is added. ...Read more

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Can I take allegra (fexofenadine) and omeprazole together?

Can I take allegra (fexofenadine) and omeprazole together?

Medication question: You can take these two medications together. ...Read more

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Can I take levothyroxine and omeprazole together without interactions?

Can I take levothyroxine and omeprazole together without interactions?

Maybe but it depends: Neither epocrates. Com nor drugs. Com found any drug-drug interactions. Several new studies suggest that levothyroxine is best when taken on an empty stomach at night. In truth, as long as you're consistent w/your dosing regimen, we can always adjust your dose when monitoring your labs (via tsh). Ask your pharmacist for his/her opinion (they're specialists in drug timing & interactions). ...Read more

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I've had an upper resp cold. Dr gave augmention & omeprazole. I take metforemin 1500. Lexapro (escitalopram) 20. can I take all these meds together?

No: Take them individually. Give each medicine time to absorb. The Omeprazole is intended to protect your stomach while taking the antibiotic. It should be taken before the Augmentum. Generally waiting 30 minutes between pills is ideal. All the best and feel better. ...Read more

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Omeprazole 20mg cannot take wif iron tablet (sangobion)? I already take for 2mths together with iron tablet but wif 2hrs apart. Scare iron not absorb

You're OK: Iron is absorbed in a more acid environment, that's why you need to separate the pills. But ppis like Omeprazole can lower your acid so far that they impact iron absorption all day. They also can make osteoporosis worse, lead to infections like pneumonia and colitis, and shouldn't be taken forever. If you have reflux, you should consider an antireflux procedure or surgery. ...Read more

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Can you take omeprazole, sucralfate and domeridone together?

Can you take omeprazole, sucralfate and domeridone together?

Omeprazolw: All of these medications should be taken with an empty stomach. Sacralfate one hour prior. Domperidone 30 minutes prior to meals. Omeprazole 30 minutes before breakfast or dinner. Sacralfate should not be taken more than 4 weeks. If you could arrange these medications appropriately, then ok to take them. ...Read more

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Can I take omeprazole mangasium an pepto bizmol together?

Yes..: ..Although the pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) may slightly decrease the absorption and thus effectiveness of the omeprazole, i'd take the Omeprazole first, on an empty stomach, and then the other 2 thirty minutes alter. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 40mg delayed response omeprazole twice daily for short term.?

Safe but not effecti: The usual dose is 40 mg once a day if you take more is not going to do you any good if you do not think the effect is lasting you can take 20 mg twice a day but the medicine half life should last for the 24 hours if the problem you are insisting of eating food that will give you heartburn and upset stomach all the medicine on earth will not be enough your body telling you it does not like the food ...Read more

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