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What are the symptoms of losec (omeprazole) medication in babies?

What are the symptoms of losec (omeprazole) medication in babies?

Losec (omeprazole): Losec (omeprazole) can produce a variety of bowel symptoms ranging from diarrhea to constipation. It can also cause rashes as well as restlessness. ...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


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Reoccuring stomach pain anteral gastrtis despite on medication losec 20mg and ipride 75mg?

Reoccuring stomach pain anteral gastrtis despite on medication losec 20mg and ipride 75mg?

Not enough: You need evaluation by a specialist, a gastroenterologist, and possibly a scope of your esophagus, stomach and duodenum, several causes for what you have, most common is H. Pylori infection, but needs to be documented. Treatment is different for every condition, good luck ...Read more

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What is an alternative to losec (omeprazole)?

Many: It is a proton pump inhibitor. Other similar meds are nexium, protonix, prevacid, aciphex, (rabeprazole) and kapidex. ...Read more

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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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Can I take losec (omeprazole) tablets for 60 days?

If you want to: But check w/your doctor re: the duration of time you should be on any medication. ...Read more

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Is pantoprazole same as losec (omeprazole)?

Similar: They both are in the class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors which lowers stomach acid. Each drug has its own side effects and different profile, but their goals are the same. To lower stomach acid. They operate differently than histamine blockers such as zantac (ranitidine) (Ranitidine) and pepsid (famotidine). They are also different than antacids such as Maalox, and Mylanta. ...Read more

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What will 8 lbuprofen and 20-30 losec (omeprazole) do?

Seek immediate help: Land you in the hospital or worse. Taken all at once, this is a massive overdose. If you did this, get to the er immediately. ...Read more

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Can I take losec (omeprazole) and st johns wort at the same time?

Yes, but...: St. John's wort will speed up the rate that your liver breaks down losec (omeprazole). So combining both medications will reduce the effectiveness of losec (omeprazole). ...Read more

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What is the difference between Zantac (ranitidine) and losec please?

Losec (omeprazole) Zantc: Losec (omeprazole) is Omeprazole and zantac is ranitidine. They both help reduce stomach acid. Zantac is milder and probably faster acting. Otherwise they are similar. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take losec (omeprazole) 30 minutes before lunch not 30 min before breakfast?

Yes: You should take it at the same time each day. The package insert says with or without food. ...Read more

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Can losec (omeprazole) eliminate celiac disease?

No: Losec (omeprazole) aka Omeprazole or Prilosec (omeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases production of stomach acid. It has no effect of celiac disease. If losec (omeprazole) is helping you then you either don't have celiac disease or you have both celiac disease and a hyperacid state causing peptic ulcer, duodenal ulcer, or esophagitis. ...Read more

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What can I do to wean myself of losec (omeprazole)?

Losec (omeprazole): It depend first of you should stop it. What is the reason to take the medication? When did you start it? What happen when you stop it? ...Read more

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Howw does losec (omeprazole) control celiac disease?

Avoid gluten: Only means to control is to avoid gluten. Check out celiac. Org. ...Read 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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What can I do to wean myself of losec (omeprazole) 20 mgr?

Not addicting...: Losec (prilosec, omeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. It blocks stomach acid. It's not addicting, but of course your acid-related symptoms can return once acid production resumes when the drug is stopped. No taper or wean is needed--just stop. ...Read more

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I have ran out of losec (omeprazole) can I take lansoprazole?

Yes: They are chemical cousins and do the same thing. Buy the cheapest. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking losec (omeprazole)?

Probably: I don't recommend drinking alcohol, however, when taking any medication. ...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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Is losec (omeprazole) ok to use if you are on a gluten free diet of does the actual product contain gluten?

Is losec (omeprazole) ok to use if you are on a gluten free diet of does the actual product contain gluten?

Doesn't have gluten: The consumer medicine information from http://www. Medsafe. Govt. Nz/consumers/cmi/l/losecandlosecextra. Pdf says that each losec tablet contains 10 mg omeprazole, and that losec tablets do not contain gluten or lactose. ...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

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Taking 20mg losec 2x daily. Have started taking cider vinegar and honey 2/3 times. Any problem having these together?

Taking 20mg losec 2x daily. Have started taking cider vinegar and honey 2/3 times. Any problem having these together?

Unlikely: Honey and cider vinegar not well studied in terms of therapies from a conventional medical perspective. However the cider vinegar is acidic and so may counteract the effects of the losec ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has silent reflux and is on losec (omeprazole) how soon will it take for me to stop the meds and he will grow out of it how can I tell?

My 6 month old baby has silent reflux and is on losec (omeprazole) how soon will it take for me to stop the meds and he will grow out of it how can I tell?

Improves with age: The muscles at the end of the esophagus are weaker in babies, and they start to tone up and prevent reflux by 12-18 months of age. Each baby is different in terms of how long they may need to be on a medication. Sometimes, we keep the dosage the same throughout infancy, and as the baby grows, he weans himself off the med. Talk with your baby's doctor regarding the progress. Wish you the best! ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more