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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
462 doctors shared insights

Losec (Overview)

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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
462 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?

When's the best time to take losec?

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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Treating Peptic Ulcers (Tip)

Treating Peptic Ulcers

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

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I take omeprazole 20. Recently been prescribed escitalopram start 5 progressing to 10. Pharmacist says it's safe but still concerned of toxic build up?

I take omeprazole 20. Recently been prescribed escitalopram start 5 progressing to 10. Pharmacist says it's safe but still concerned of toxic build up?

Omeprazole ; Lexapro: Omeprazole can slow your liver's breakdown of Lexapro (escitalopram). When using them together, you may find that the 5 mg escitalopram dose is fine for you rather than having to move up to 10mg. It is safe to use them together, with awareness. If you note any sedation or other issues, call your doctor and ask advice on the escitalopram dose. ...Read more

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Is pantoprazole as good as Nexium 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 - 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

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