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Losec (Definition)

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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Osteoporosis (Tip)

Osteoporosis

Proton pump inhibitors cause osteoporosis with over four years of use (drugs like prilosec)! ...See more

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I am taking omeprazole-20 for my gas problem. Recently my derma prescribe me accutane-20 for my acne. Can i take both together?

Accutane: This is a complex question. I would talk with the doctor who prescribed the Accutane to see if it is ok with omeprozole. ...Read more

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Vitamins and supplements

Drugs like Prilosec inhibit b12, iron, magnesium, Folic Acid & zinc absorption. Supplements needed! ...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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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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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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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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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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