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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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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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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

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My baby us 5 months old he has s/ reflux and is on losec 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 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 (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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