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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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What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

What is the best otc, non-ppi antacid (i.E. Malox, mylanta, pepto bismol, tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids, etc.)?

Acid reduction...: Non-ppi acid reducers include the h2-blocker class (tagamet=cimetidine; zantac=ranitidine; pepcid=famotidine) as well as antacids (like maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc.). The former reduce production of acid while the latter neutralize stomach acid. There are pros ; cons to each, so its not a question of which is best but which is best for you. Can take antacids 1 ; 3 hours after meals ; at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can i take Pepcid (famotidine) and antacid liquid together?

Can i take Pepcid (famotidine) and antacid liquid together?

Yes but ...: I would space them apart by at least 1 hour so take the Pepcid (famotidine) 1st and if necessary, take the liquid antacid one hour later. ...Read more

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Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Is pepto bismol safe to, take with zantac (ranitidine)?

Considered safe: There is generally no evidence of adverse reactions when taking pepto bismol with zantac (ranitidine). Consult with your doctor as always. ...Read more

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Can Nexium (esomeprazole) heal gastritis anthrum?

Can Nexium (esomeprazole) heal gastritis anthrum?

Gastritis: Yes Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor designed to reduce acid production in stomach and facilitate healing of gastritis and ulcers. May want to be checked for h. Pylori, a bacteria associated with gastritis, ulcers and other stomach related issues. ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) an antacid?

No: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. H2 Blockers (Zantac, Tagament) also reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and considered antacids. ...Read more

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Can i combine pepto, gas-x and pepcid (famotidine)?

Can i combine pepto, gas-x and pepcid (famotidine)?

Need to see doctor: If you need all these medications, you need to consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) works for acid reflux? Would you recommend Zantac (ranitidine) for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) works 4 GERD: Zantac (ranitidine) was the leading drug in the world when introduced in the early 1980's to treat indigestion. Conventional prescription doses were 300mg twice daily. The drug is effective in suppressing acid, but when used longterm can promote tolerance (so that larger doses are needed over time to block acid). Current over-the-counter dosing is 75mgs. Take along with behavior & diet aimed at reducing gerd. ...Read more

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Does nexium (esomeprazole) take 6-8 weeks to fully heal esophagus acid reflux?

Does nexium (esomeprazole) take 6-8 weeks to fully heal esophagus acid reflux?

Erosive esophagitis : How long it takes for erosions in the esophagus to heal depends on how large they were to begin with. It can take that long, but they often heal more quickly. People often need to stay on Nexium (esomeprazole) even after erosions are healed, to prevent the GERD that caused the erosions in the first place. Many people need long-term maintenance medications. Good luck. ...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 Nexium (esomeprazole) prevent Barret's Espophagus?

Does Nexium (esomeprazole) prevent Barret's Espophagus?

Barrett's esophagus: Treating people with reflux may help prevent Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. Often, reflux is treated using drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as esomeprazole (Nexium®). Avoiding tobacco and alcohol, balanced diet and healthy body weight do help also. ...Read more

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Is Nexium (esomeprazole) 24 hr OTC better than Prilosec otc?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) 24 hr OTC better than Prilosec otc?

Marketing: Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec are equivalent and have the same effect. The Nexium (esomeprazole) is a molecular modification which allows the pharm company to sell the drug as a new and more effective anti-acid. In fact the effect is the same and Prilosec (generic omeprazole) is far cheaper. Save your hard earned money. ...Read more

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Can i drink soda with nexium (esomeprazole)?

You can, but...: Carbonated soft drinks are acidic and contain caffeine, so they are bad at causing reflux from several points of view. If you were having reflux bad enough to require Nexium, you might want to consider stopping the soft drinks altogether. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) before meal or after meal?

Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) before meal or after meal?

Depends: Timing of peptobismol is more dependent on the reason for taking it. If you are using it to treat upset stomach then it should be taken at time of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is expired Prilosec ok to take?

Is expired Prilosec ok to take?

Expired Med Use: Pharmaceutical manufacturers issue expiration dates that insures potency, use after that date, there is no guarantee that there is sufficient medication to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is Prilosec a well tolerated pill?

Is Prilosec a well tolerated pill?

For a short period: Like nearly all meds Prilosec has many side effects but it is well-tolerated by most. However, it is quite hazardous to take it for a prolonged period of time (more than a few months) as it can lead to very serious, even life-threatening side effects- see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html. ...Read more

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Ok to take Prilosec every other day?

Yes: As long as it works for you. Consider taking magnesium supplement since Prilosec may reduce absorption of this mineral ...Read more

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Could u take geri-lanta with prilosec?

Could u take geri-lanta with prilosec?

Yes for a short time: Geri-lanta (aluminum/magnesium/simethecone) is indicated for upset stomach, heartburn bloating/gas. It works on neutralizing acid in the stomach. Prilosec(omeprazole) suppress acid production.Take ger-lanta after meals/at bedtime as needed for 1-2 weeks and Prilosec 30 minutes before breakfast for at most 2 weeks. If symptoms persist/worsen see a doctor. Side effects headache/diarrhea/constipation. ...Read more

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Can you take Prilosec and pepid tohether?

You can: The two medicines work in a different way but for the same purpose . I would not recommend for you to take both of them since you can take care of your problem with one of them whether you have gerd , peptic ulcer disease . There is step up and step down approach of treatment for GI condition the two medications are used . Omeprazole is stronger and more effective then Pepcid (famotidine) . Try Pepcid (famotidine) first. ...Read more

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Is there anything I take along with my prilosec?

Not Clear: Are you taking Prilosec for acid reflux disease. It works about 90%. In a small group we have to double the dose, means take 2 pills 20 mg each 30 minues before breakfast. Not better see a specialist. ...Read more

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How long would Prilosec (omerprazole) take to work?

It is pretty quick: Prilosec is a potent ppi drug which stops production of stomach acid within a matter of 2-3 hours. So in that regard you should have relief of acid symptoms within one or two days but you have to continue taking it for several days to 6-8 weeks depending on your symptoms., to obtain maximum benefit. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Prilosec to start working?

PPI: This medication is a proton pump inhibitor and at its max effectiveness it will inhibit 66% of your acid secretion after five days. This medication is not useful to take on as needed basis, and if you do so, it can cause rebound acidity. In short, five days for it to start working at it's peak potential. ...Read more

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What is the danger in taking Prilosec for longer than 14 days?

Not much: The reason warnings are placed on non-rx meds, is because users may not be under a physician's care, so they may not even be choosing the right diagnosis or therapy. Prilosec and related drugs have much greater benefits than risks. ...Read more

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Do I have to wait exactly 12 hrs to take my next dose of prilosec? I take 2 20 mg a day

Do I have to wait exactly  12 hrs to take my next dose of prilosec? I take 2 20 mg a day

Usually not exactly: Patients should try to take the pills 12 hours apart, but in real life, people probably take them 10-14 hours apart. If a patient's doctor feels taking the pills exactly 12 hours apart is very important for that particular patient, she can follow the doctor's recommendations and set her alarm for 12 hours apart. ...Read more

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If cutting back from two Prilosec tablets to one a day, is it best to take it in the morning or evening?

Am or pm: When do you most commonly have your symptoms - during the day or in the evening? Do you have any untoward side effects of Prilosec like tiredness? What time of day is it most likely that you would remember to take it? What did you doctor advise? Did md advise dropping the dose? ...Read more

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Is it considered a dangerous overdose if I take my perscription Prilosec 20 mg 3 times a day instead of once?

Is it considered a dangerous overdose if I take my perscription Prilosec 20 mg 3 times a day instead of once?

Likely fine...: ... If just done once or twice. If you're using more of it because your symptoms aren't controlled with the prescribed dose, you should definitely let your doctor know. ...Read more