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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
If you want to: But check w/your doctor re: the duration of time you should be on any medication. ...Read more
A few days: It should provide good benefit in less than a week. ...Read more
a few hours: You should see the benefit in a couple of hours. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: You should take it at the same time each day. The package insert says with or without food. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: They are chemical cousins and do the same thing. Buy the cheapest. ...Read more
Yes: Almost 10 times as powerful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes.: These medications may be taken together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is losec (omeprazole) ok to use if you are on a gluten free diet of does the actual product contain gluten?
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
Taking 20mg losec 2x daily. Have started taking cider vinegar and honey 2/3 times. Any problem having these together?
My bub is 4.5 months old he has silent reflux he's on losec but it dose not seem to be helping can I also give him zantac (ranitidine)?
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