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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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Good day I have a gerd for 1year, now I have u.t.i I drink ciprofloxacin, now my abdomen have deeply pain. Can I drink buscopan, omeprazole & antacid.

Good day I have a gerd for 1year, now I have u.t.i I drink ciprofloxacin, now my abdomen have deeply pain. Can I drink buscopan, omeprazole & antacid.

NO: Antacids like Tums containing calcium carbonate will significantly reduce the absorption of ciprofloxacin. Omeprazole will also reduce the level or effect of ciprofloxacin. I don't have any information on buscopan as it is not used in the U.S.******CIPROFLOXACIN CAN CAUSE ABDOMINAL PAIN CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR AND ADVISE HIM OF YOUR PAIN. HE MAY ADVISE YOU TO STOP IT AND SUBSTITUTE ANTIBIOTIC. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed omeprazole for gastritis related to nsaid use, I can't tolerate the omeprazole does the use of antacids treat gastritis??

I have been prescribed omeprazole for gastritis related to nsaid use, I can't tolerate the omeprazole does the use of antacids treat gastritis??

Maybe: It was a standard practice when the early drugs for ulcers and gastritis were not prescription, to try a week of intensive antacid therapy: 30 cc of a liquid antacid, 30 minutes before each meal and 60 minutes after meals, and before bedtime. This was done for 7 days. If there was no improvement, then a trial of px strength meds was done for a month, if no better, scope done. ...Read more

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Taking omeprazole-20 twice and Magaldrate antacid but still have gas at midnight which awakes me. What can I add for midnight gas problem? Pls. Advise.

Taking omeprazole-20 twice and Magaldrate antacid but still have gas at midnight which awakes me. What can I add for midnight gas problem? Pls. Advise.

Neither are for gas: Both of the agents aim at ↓ing acid, omeprazole by ↓secretion from stomach parietal cells, magaldrate by neutralizing acid already secreted. Gas is mostly swallowed air; very little, if any, produced from digestion; some exceptions for bacteria in colon. Options: ↓ed swallowed air, avoid carbonated drinks, exercise/walk in evening, try simethicone, etc. Subconscious, dream activity a major issue. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I take ranitidine or omeprazole for reflux. Need to begin azithromycin (z-pack). How long to wait between meds since zith is not good with antacids?

Several hours: Antacids containing aluminum or magnesium salts (maalox, mylanta) will decrease the absorption of azithromycin, allow several hours between dosing. On the other hand taking omeprazole/azithromycin may result in increased concentration of either drugs thus watch/report increase abdominal distress. Ranitidine may be a better alternative with least reported interaction with azithromycin. Take care. ...Read more

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I take Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1mg and celexa 10mg. Just started celexa yesterday. Can I take Tums with this combination. What about 20mg of omeprazole?

Caution!: Omeprazole raises the blood levels of Celexa which can lead to serious side effects. In general the highest dose of Celexa while on Omeprazole is 20mg per day. You really need to ask your doctor or prescriber to guide you as I do not know enough about your general health.
As far as alternating xanax (alprazolam) and Celexa my opinion is that this is not a good idea. Celexa is taken every day. ...Read more

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I take Tums (calcium carbonate) every night for acid reflux.....Would it be better to have an operation? Omeprazole causes pain to my hips.

I take Tums (calcium carbonate) every night for acid reflux.....Would it be better to have an operation? Omeprazole causes pain to my hips.

Go to your Doctor: Chronic reflux is not normal but does not mean you need surgery right away. Adjusting your diet and lifestyle is key. Surgery is usually the last option. If all you have done is take over the counter medications then it is time to get to your doctor and likely a scope of your esophagus and stomach will be recommended. Long term untreated reflux can lead to cancer in the esophagus. Get evaluated. ...Read more

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3 days ago I took 40mg omeprazole stomach hurts, on Pepcid (famotidine) 10mg and took 5 tums. Today the runs 8x stomach stills hurts burping omeprazole up. Why?

3 days ago I took 40mg omeprazole stomach hurts, on Pepcid (famotidine) 10mg and took 5 tums. Today the runs 8x stomach stills hurts burping omeprazole up. Why?

Severe reflux: You seem to be using multiple medications for a problem that may need more expert attention, and I have no idea how long or how severe your problem is. The first way to approach severe GE reflux is to see a GI specialist. You probably need a diagnostic study or two to find out why your body rejects anti-reflux meds and then go from there. Any treatment will involve a change of dietary habits ...Read more

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What can I do for GERD that won't respond to omeprazole, carafate, (sucralfate) Tums or gasx. No delayed emptyor h pylori, have gastritis esophagitis. Help in pain?

Diet: Since you do not smoke or drink alcohol, you may need to revisit your diet (no caffeine) and eliminate all foods that make the gerd symptoms worse. If you have already done that and you are having symptoms that cannot be controlled with medications, you may need to seek a surgical consult for gastric fundoplication or depending on the anatomy of your esophagus another procedure. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my husband to take tums/prilosec/antacids while on ondansetron for nausea? Can you suggest a sleep aide as well?

Is it safe for my husband to take tums/prilosec/antacids while on ondansetron for nausea? Can you suggest a sleep aide as well?

Yes: Yes. It is safe. As for difficulty sleeping it depends on the cause of insomnia. Difficulty falling asleep is often due due to anxiety, while early awakening is often due to depression. Go to >http://bit. Ly/1BBVVRw http://bit. Ly/1H64Naf I think these sites will be helpful for your husband ...Read more

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Is it an ulcer? Severe burning pain in the esophagus and stomach. Antacids (tums) taken, fallowed by ranitidine 75mg and Prilosec otc.

Is it an ulcer? Severe burning pain in the esophagus and stomach. Antacids (tums) taken, fallowed by ranitidine 75mg and Prilosec otc.

GERD: Reflux is more likely than an ulcer but both can cause similar symptoms. Forget tums (calcium carbonate). Stay with prilosec. If symptoms pwesist, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've just taken my antiacid tablet-Omeprazole with my antibiotics-Doxycycline by accident forgetting that it stated not to at same time as antibiotics?

I've just taken my antiacid tablet-Omeprazole with my antibiotics-Doxycycline by accident forgetting that it stated not to at same time as antibiotics?

Nothing will: Happen when you made a single mistake....continue your antibiotics and your Omeprazole taking antibitics during the day and your Omeprazole at bedtime.

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can I take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) at the same time?

Yes: These are effective adjuncts for stomach acidity and for gerd. They do not interfere with each other and can be taken together. ...Read more

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I have taken a pill of Prilosec and extra strength tums (calcium carbonate). any suggestions on quick relief?

I have taken a pill of Prilosec and extra strength tums (calcium carbonate). any suggestions on quick relief?

Relief for what: Condition? Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion & heart burn. Prilosec is indicated for of dyspepsia,  peptic ulcer disease, GERD,  laryngopharyngeal reflux, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. If you tell us what symptoms / condition you are trying to treat we can provide a more helpful answer. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) at the same time? I accidentally did this. Should I be worried?

Is it ok to take Prilosec and Tums (calcium carbonate) at the same time? I accidentally did this. Should I be worried?

No problem: These 2 meds can be taken together. If you are taking Tums (calcium carbonate) as a sourse of calcium, the Prilosec will interfere with the absorption of calcium whether or not the meds are taken at the same time. Try calcium citrate instead (citracal). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and had a endo scope done. I have been taking prilosec, famitodine and tums (calcium carbonate). I still cant eat much?

I have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and had a endo scope done. I have been taking prilosec, famitodine and tums (calcium carbonate). I still cant eat much?

Eat much?: Patient with hiatal hernia and reflux do not have a problem with how much they eat as much as what they eat. Yes, we do advise patient to eat multiple small meal to facilitate the digestion. More important is to avoid eating spicy, greasy, and rich creamy food, and food that might contain a lot of acid. The medication does not cure GERD, it is simply trying to control the chemical part, ...Read more

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Can I take tums (calcium carbonate) if I've taken Pepto and Prilosec tonight? I have acid reflux and have had worse bloating today than normal. I take Prilosec daily.

Can I take tums (calcium carbonate) if I've taken Pepto and Prilosec tonight? I have acid reflux and have had worse bloating today than normal. I take Prilosec daily.

No interaction: You would not risk an interaction problem, but clearly you are having GI problems that are not being successfully treated - even symptomatically. Consider a full GI examination, Dx and treatment decisions. It might not result in clear answers, but it could and then life will be much nicer. Also, psychotherapy can help if anxiety is the cause. Best! ...Read more

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I have a stomachache, used tums, (calcium carbonate) maalax, Prilosec do not work. Had a upper GI and it came back with hypertrophic gastritis. What is that? What to do?

I have a stomachache, used tums, (calcium carbonate) maalax, Prilosec do not work. Had a upper GI and it came back with hypertrophic gastritis. What is that? What to do?

Menetrier Disease: A condition marked by inflammation and ulcers (breaks on the skin or on the surface of an organ) of the mucosa (inner lining) of the stomach and by overgrowth of the cells that make up the mucosa. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. Patients with giant hypertrophic gastritis may be at a higher risk of stomach cancer. Also called gastric mucosal hypertrophy and ménétrier disease. ...Read more

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I have really bad heartburn. I ran out of usual med prilosec. Is there a home remedy that will relieve heartburn. Tums (calcium carbonate) or rolaids didn't help at all.

I have really bad heartburn. I ran out of usual med prilosec. Is there a home remedy that will relieve heartburn. Tums (calcium carbonate) or rolaids didn't help at all.

Maalox: If your heartburn is relieved by Prilosec go to the store and get it. Then follow up with your doctor to find out the cause of such bothersome symptoms. If you have a great deal of anxiety or stress in your life you may need something for that as well as learning meditation and coping skills. ...Read more

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Taking lithium, geodon, buspirion, cymbalta, Singulair, and Allegra. Having heartburn daily. What is best to take...tums, Prilosec or other.

Tums or Prilosec: Either Tums or Prilosec are safe options to treat heartburn. There are no significant drug interactions for either of them. Prilosec gives more reliable acid suppression. Note: if you have to take it longer than two weeks, you’re going to want to loop your doctor in for further evaluation. If it’s simple heartburn, s/he should know anyway; if not, something more serious should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more