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Doctor insights on: Lansoprazole Vs Omeprazole

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Dr. Tri Huynh
795 doctors shared insights

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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Which is more effective for triple therapy: Omeprazole 20mg 2x/day or Lansoprazole 30mg 1x/day before dinner?

No evidence: There is no evidence of superiority of one proton pump inhibitor over another for treatment of H. pylori. Use whichever protocol your doctor advises. ...Read more

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What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid (lansoprazole) and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?

What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid (lansoprazole) and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?

Possible : Intestinal overgrowth of bacteria and infection susceptibility but sounds like he is doing ok so far. Sometime you have to outweigh benefits and risks. Talk to your provider about this question. You deserve this answer from the provider in this case. ...Read more

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Have acid reflux and hiatus hernia I have been prescribed rabeprazole 20mg , omeprazole 20mg and lansoprazole 30mg , which would you say was best ?

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

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Which one is better for gastric ulcer, omeprazole or lansoprazole, in term of safety and efficiency?

Which one is better for gastric ulcer, omeprazole or lansoprazole, in term of safety and efficiency?

Basically same...: While you will hear anecdotal stories that one worked better for someone than the other drug, a number of randomized clinical trials (gold-standard for science) found that they were equivalent, both with respect to safety and efficacy. I would initially choose the one that is less expensive for you to obtain. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause palpitations? Also, if it is not the GERD causing the palps is it safe to take ppi's like omeprazole or lansoprazole with palps?

Can GERD cause palpitations? Also, if it is not the GERD causing the palps is it safe to take ppi's like omeprazole or lansoprazole with palps?

No: Gerd does not cause arrhythmias but may cause unusual sensations in the chest. Taking a proton pump inhibitors such as Omeprazole would not be likely to pose a significant risk. However without knowing the exact cause of palpitation, cannot comment specifically. ...Read more

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Can prevacid (lansoprazole) and Prilosec prevent ejaculation?

No: Though there have been some reports linking these medications with erectile dysfunction, they have not been associated with ejaculation problems. ...Read more

Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
255 doctors shared insights

Prevacid (Definition)

Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more


Dr. Zahid Niazi
484 doctors shared insights

Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more