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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If i'm taking both probiotics and omeprazole, can they be taken at the same time? Would their be counter effect if taken together ?
Yes. No.: Yes to your first question and no to the second! ...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?
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
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
Currently on 2 x 20mg Omeprazole and Dymista nasal spray(Fluticasone/Azelastine) for PND and LPR. Can I take oregano oil and probiotics also?
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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I have EoE and am on 40mg of Omeprazole sid. Also suffer from ibs. Should I consider a probiotic and a multivitamin?
Won't harm: Maybe of help, but if no improvement recheck with your doctor/Gastroenterologist ...Read more
Would taking a probiotic naturally prevent my acid reflux? I'm currently on prescription Omeprazole 40mg 1x/day.
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