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Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

40mg bid: One can always take more, but unlikely to have effect. ...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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What dosage of Prilosec omeprazole should I take if am on long term NSAIDS? Should I take the 20 mg or the 40 and what is the frequency? Thank u drs

What dosage of Prilosec omeprazole should I take if am on long term NSAIDS? Should I take the 20 mg or the 40 and what is the frequency? Thank u drs

20mg daily before...: ...breakfast might suffice, but you haven't told us what NSAID and at what dose you're taking, nor what kind of NSAID damage you may already have suffered. No drug is without risk, so use the lowest effective acid blocker medication for prophylaxis against NSAID-injury. ...Read more

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What would be a suitable famotidine dosage to replace 2 separate 20mg of omeprazole a day (40mg in total a day)? I take domperidone as well.

What would be a suitable famotidine dosage to replace 2 separate 20mg of omeprazole a day (40mg in total a day)? I take domperidone as well.

Famotidine: Famotidine (pepcid) is available otc as a 20mg tablet. Prescription strength is 40mg per day. It is always a good idea to ask your pharmacist to run a drug interaction profile anytime you choose to mix medications. ...Read more

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Omeprazole supposed to take half to one hour before food. Missed dosage. Can I take it even though I have already eaten? Am also on antibiotics.

Omeprazole supposed to take half to one hour before food. Missed dosage. Can I take it even though I have already eaten? Am also on antibiotics.

Missed dose: You can take Omeprazole at any time along with your antibiotics. It is better, however, if you take if 1/2 hour before breakfast. Sometimes, people with severe reflux need to take it twice/day. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause hoarseness, loss of voice and sore throat? Since having my dosage upped to 20mg 2 x daily I have been getting these symptoms.

Can omeprazole cause hoarseness, loss of voice and sore throat? Since having my dosage upped to 20mg 2 x daily I have been getting these symptoms.

Omeprazole dosage: This is not a normal side effect of Omeprazole but it can occur.
. The use of omeprazole would effective if 40 mg is taken only in am before any eating or drinking ...Read more

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Dose omeprazole cause abortion?

No: Omeprazole, or prilosec, is not associated with spontaneous miscarriage. ...Read more

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I might have taken a 2nd 40mg omeprazole 2 hours after my usual dose. I don't feel different, but should I skip a day to be safe?

No: Depending on the condition the maximum dose is 80-120mg per day.
http://nzf. Org. Nz/nzf_771

So potentially 80mg shouldn't be a big problem and should be ok to take your usual dose tomorrow.

You can have a look at the above link it will give you a list of adverse effects etc

If in doubt consultation with a pharmacist or doctor licensed in your area is recommended. ...Read more

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Dose omeprazole signifigintly slow gastric emptying?

Dose omeprazole signifigintly slow gastric emptying?

It is reported: According to dig dis sci. 1996 mar;41 (3):469-74.
Omeprazole causes delay in gastric emptying of digestible meals. If you're taking this medication and notice slower emptying or more regurgitation, you should take this information into consideration and let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Will taking 40mg of omeprazole give you nausea? How long does it take at that dose to leave the body?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole blocks acid secretion by the stomach but nausea would be a most unusual side effect in my long experience prescribing it. Generally a dose is prescribed for once daily consistent with a 24 hour effect. In your case, if this reaction occurs every time you take it, it is a bone fide side effect. Your pharmacist may have more information about this matter. Zantac may be better tolerated. ...Read more

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My omeprazole have changed colour/packaging. But are still same dose... Does it make a difference as I have phobia of meds an dnt like change?

The active: Ingredient is the same but there can be some differences in the vehicle that contains it. Usually not an issue - you can ask your pharmacy about specific generics you are concerned about. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed omeprazole 20mg, it that to strong of a dose, as I don't have many bouts with reflux and heartburn as I originally did?

The usual dose.: 20 mg of omeprazole is an average dose. Very often patients need to remain on maintenance therapy to keep acid reflux under control. A lot of patients who cut back the dose or discontinue it will have their symptoms recur rather promptly. Talk to your doctor about how long you should stay on the medicine. Antireflux measures help also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can zonegran and keppra (levetiracetam) be dosed at the same time? Npo GT pt dosing pedialyte and also have to dose omeprazole which I know has a 1 hr before or 2

Can zonegran and keppra (levetiracetam) be dosed at the same time? Npo GT pt dosing pedialyte and also have to dose omeprazole which I know has a 1 hr before or 2

3 part question: Zonegran and Keppra (levetiracetam) can be used together. These drugs should be combined carefully, in a stepwise fashion. The second and third parts of your question are unintelligible. ...Read more

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I had a brain freeze and took a second dose of Omeprazole Magnesium today, 20mg. Is there any side effect that I should worry about?

I had a brain freeze and took a second dose of Omeprazole Magnesium today, 20mg. Is there any side effect that I should worry about?

OK: There is a dose of 40mg available, so taking another 20mg dose by mistake would be ok, and you should have no adverse effects. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Currently taking 40mg daily of omeprazole to control indigestion, now indigestion increased and burning severely, can I double my dose? (80mg daily)

Currently taking 40mg daily of omeprazole to control indigestion, now indigestion increased and burning severely, can I double my dose? (80mg daily)

Wouldn't it be...: ...Better to undergo a check-up and find out what is the cause of your symptoms, rather than just adding more drug? Evaluation recommended at this time please--could be something you don't want to miss. ...Read more

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Took 1st dose of omeprazole around 3 hours ago. I feel a burn and itch around my neck, no rash/swelling/or redness. Allergic? Is it serious?

Took 1st dose of omeprazole around 3 hours ago. I feel a burn and itch around my neck, no rash/swelling/or redness. Allergic? Is it serious?

Not serious but: It is highly unlikely that you would get an allergic reaction from taking the first dose ever of this medication. In the absence of any respiratory problem or fainting, this is considered serious. Consider trying other brands (look at generic names) or consult your allergist. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole medicine for a sugar patient can be taken for ulcer problem.? What will be the, dose? Having a habit of smoking and alcohol

Can omeprazole medicine for a sugar patient can be taken for ulcer problem.? What will be the, dose? Having a habit of smoking and alcohol

Yes. 20 BID. Quit.: Omeprazole is part of the treatment for pt's with ulcers whether or not they have other disease. The dose is often 20 mg twice a day. Alcohol and tobacco avoidance is key during the healing process. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Losec (Definition)

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