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Dr. William Singer
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Losec (Overview)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


Dr. William Singer
498 doctors shared insights

Losec (Overview)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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When's the best time to take losec (omeprazole)?

When's the best time to take losec (omeprazole)?

Depends on indicatio: Losec (omeprazole) is taken once daily. Probably best to take at bedtime, but it depends on the indication and what other medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Losec (Tip)

Using PPI's like Prilosec regularly can cause rebound hyperacidity when you stop them. Ouch! ...See more

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Is pantoprazole as good as Nexium (esomeprazole) or losec?

Yes, but...: A review in Journal of the American Pharmacists Association(Eval of Omeprazole,Lansoprazole,Pantoprazole,&Rabeprazole in Treatment of Acid-Related Diseases,J Am Pharm Assoc. 2000;40(1)),there is no difference amongst the proton pump inhibitors(pantoprazole, omeprazole, esomeprazole, rabeprazole). Clinically, we find some people respond better to one than another; if one doesn't work, try another. ...Read more

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If omeprazole was to cause a side effect, would it occur during when its active as it has half life 1hr. Not long. So even though acids off 24hrs?

If omeprazole was to cause a side effect, would it occur during when its active as it has half life 1hr. Not long. So even though acids off 24hrs?

No: Even if its half life is 1 hr, it will stay in human body for at least 3-4 more hours. And its metabolite will even stay longer. Plus, there is late onset side effect sometimes. ...Read more

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Side effects of losec (omeprazole) - stiff neck?

Let us try to help: Some of the most frequent side effects of Omeprazole (experienced by over 1% of those taking the drug) are headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, dizziness, trouble awakening and sleep deprivation, nostiff neck. ...Read more

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My baby us 5 months old he has s/ reflux and is on losec (omeprazole) but since he was 6 weeks old he won't sleep and cries all day and half night his reflux is ok?

My baby us 5 months old he has s/ reflux and is on losec (omeprazole) but since he was 6 weeks old he won't sleep and cries all day and half night his reflux is ok?

Maybe: Starting on solid foods may help your situation with ger (gastroesophageal reflus) issues. He may also need a follow up check with your pediatrician to ascertain his developmental status with this crying going on. This may be a transition behaviorally for him vs perissitence of ger. ...Read more

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Omeprazole and escatalopram. Leaflet says interact. Does it just mean don't take at same time, or meds shouldn't be used in conjunction at all?

Omeprazole and escatalopram. Leaflet says interact. Does it just mean don't take at same time, or meds shouldn't be used in conjunction at all?

They are both: Processed through the cyp2c19 metabolic pathway. You can be tested to see if you metabolize drugs via this pathway too slow, too fast, or just right. The company is called genomind. They also test other important pathways that many meds go through. If you are one of the abnormal metabolizers, the drugs will not work, or could build up toxic side effects if too slow.Recommend mthfr genotyping. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old and weighs 5.8 kg. He has silent reflux how much losec (omeprazole) should he have?

My baby is 3 months old and weighs 5.8 kg. He has silent reflux how much losec (omeprazole) should he have?

Pediatrician: You need the supervision of a pediatrician to adjust the dose required- which is at a dose which works for your baby. ...Read more

Dr. Tri Huynh
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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