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What is the definition or description of: Prilosec overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Prilosec overdose?

Manifestations vary: ... including confusion, drowsiness, blurred vision, tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis, flushing, headache, dry mouth, and other adverse reactions similar to those seen in normal clinical experience. Ref: http://www. Rxlist. Com/prilosec-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm ...Read more

Prilosec Overdose (Definition)

... including confusion, drowsiness, blurred vision, tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis, flushing, headache, dry mouth, and other adverse reactions similar to those seen in normal clinical experience. Ref: ...Read more


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What is the treatment for Prilosec overdose?

What is the treatment for Prilosec overdose?

Time.: Prilosec does not have life-threatening effects of 'over-dose'. Over time it will be washed out of your body. Check with your doctor for specific guidance. ...Read more

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Is it considered a dangerous overdose if I take my perscription Prilosec 20 mg 3 times a day instead of once?

Is it considered a dangerous overdose if I take my perscription Prilosec 20 mg 3 times a day instead of once?

Likely fine...: ... If just done once or twice. If you're using more of it because your symptoms aren't controlled with the prescribed dose, you should definitely let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I think I took 2 of my Prilosec doses today! Will I hurt myself? Is a total of 40 mg an overdose of prilosec? I only take 20mg! I Forgot and took 2.

I think I took 2 of my Prilosec doses today! Will I hurt myself? Is a total of 40 mg an overdose of prilosec? I only take 20mg! I Forgot and took 2.

No problem.: You should be fine. If you feel bad in anyway though, call your doc or poison control and ask them. Put your pills in a weekly pill dispenser, so you don't make that mistake again. ...Read more

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Prilosec isn't working well for my acid reflux is there another medicine that would work better?

Prilosec isn't working well for my acid reflux is there another medicine that would work better?

Maybe: You can take the medication twice a day if necessary. You should also be evaluated by a GI specialist to see if you have a bacteria called h. Pylori that is worsening your reflux. This maybe treated with antibiotics if necessary. If these medications do not work and you have persistent reflux, surgical options are available. ...Read more

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Is that true that Prilosec OTC drug worsen gastritis and overall Heath condition with bunch if side effects? Thanks a lot

Is that true that Prilosec OTC drug worsen gastritis and overall Heath condition with bunch if side effects? Thanks a lot

No: It's job it's to make gastritis go away. I know of no known chronic condition it will make worse. If you need it take it. No one should take something they don't need. ...Read more

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I started taking Plavix once a day and I also take Prevacid (lansoprazole) and on occasion Prilosec. Is there any interactions with these drugs?

Absolutely: There is a well know interaction between plavix and proton pump inhibitors. Plavix is a prodrug (inactive) and is activated in the liver. This process of activation is blocked by proton oump inhibitors. Specifically with nexium and prilosec, also somewhat with other ppis. The only one safe to use is dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and possibly protonix. Or change plavix to effient or brilinta under guidance of MD ...Read more

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Will taking an OTC medicine such as Prilosec or zegerid interfere with prescription meds such as metformin?

Will taking an OTC medicine such as Prilosec or zegerid interfere with prescription meds such as metformin?

Maybe: Otc Prilosec et. Al. Will change the acidity of the stomach. Some rx meds need the acid to be absorbed. Take the Prilosec alone at bedtime. Take any and all other meds at least 2 hours before or the next morning. ...Read more

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I've read that it says taking Prilosec OTC raises blood levels of the clonazepa drug making clonaz stronger. Should I just take less clonazepam?

I've read that it says taking Prilosec OTC raises blood levels of the clonazepa drug making clonaz stronger. Should I just take less clonazepam?

For this you need...: ...To talk to your prescribing doctor who really knows you best and can determine what dose of Clonazepam you need. Or, replace Prilosec with a different acid blocker that has less drug potentiating effect. ...Read more

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I have been taking Prilosec for 10 years. Trying to wean off with Zantac (ranitidine) 150/2 daily. Is there another drug I could use. Zantac (ranitidine) is giving me anxiety?

I have been taking Prilosec for 10 years. Trying to wean off with Zantac (ranitidine) 150/2 daily. Is there another drug I could use. Zantac (ranitidine) is giving me anxiety?

Depends: It really depends on why you are having reflux.
Best is to fix the root of the problem.
Long term stomach acid suppression can lead to micronutrient deficiencies and cause health problems. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between PPI drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

Is there any difference between PPI drugs like prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, etc?

Not at all: No they are all, as you said PPI's and appear to provide similar relief. Some are more expensive than others and drug companies would like you to believe their PPI works better than the generic. It is my belief that in general, you should stick with generic medications. Do not fall for the marketing hype. ...Read more

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Wolud there be a drug interaction if you are taking Prilosec 40mg and Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg if you still felt the heartburn?

Fine...: No major interactions exist, but I'm worried that your symptoms aren't being controlled well. You should definitely talk with your doctor to see if something else can be done. ...Read more

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Asthmatic and have aniexty. My current medicine I take daily is Prilosec and ventolin inhaler. Dr prescribed me flexoril and diclofena is it safe?

Asthmatic and have aniexty. My current medicine I take daily is Prilosec and ventolin inhaler. Dr prescribed me flexoril and diclofena is it safe?

No bad interactions: These 4 medications don't have reported interaction problems. It seems you've had of pain problems in addition to asthma and must also have acid reflux. Whenever your provider prescribes a medication ask for a clear explanation of the expected effects and what to do to optimize benefits and lower side effects. Remind them of your other Rxs. Then you'd know about safety and they'll work better too! ...Read more

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What OTC medicine works better than Prilosec for frequent heartburn for acid reflux disease. I have been diagnosed by endoscopy?

What OTC medicine works better than Prilosec for frequent heartburn for acid reflux disease. I have been diagnosed by endoscopy?

Tums (calcium carbonate) won't do it: Please get examined by a doc. A natural approach is to use lots of dgl. Dgl is licorice supplement but it has an enzyme removed that can raise BP licorice is eaten over a long period of time. Avoiding acid-forming foods can help and don't lie down right after eating. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is hylands migraine relief safe for ulcer. Taking prilosec. Http://www. Drugs. Com/drp/hyland-s-migraine-headache-relief-tablets. Html?

Is hylands migraine relief safe for ulcer. Taking prilosec. Http://www. Drugs. Com/drp/hyland-s-migraine-headache-relief-tablets. Html?

Probably. But bad.: This doesn't contain any ingredients that one would expect would cause abdominal pain or aggravate an ulcer, but it does contain belladonna, which the fda rates as unsafe. That said, the amount of actually anything in many homeopathic products is basically none.
Belladonna can cause seizures, slowed breathing, lethargy, sleepiness, muscle weakness, and death… same as "deadly nightshade". ...Read more

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On Prilosec for preventing n protecting stomach from the RA drugs effect. So I use it as a preventive measure. When should I take it Morning or b4 bed?

Before a meal: Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as PPIs. These proton pump inhibitors work optimally on meal-stimulated acid secretion. For this reason I generally suggest taking them 30-45 minutes before breakfast or lunch and for most people's schedules the am is most convenient. ...Read more

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I am prescribed Prilosec and adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can I take them without drug interactions?

I am prescribed Prilosec and adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can I take them without drug interactions?

Not really. ..: Prilosec (omeprazole) was the 1st introduced in a class of meds called proton pump inhibitors (ppi).Others are zantac, aciphex, (rabeprazole) protonix, nexium, prevacid, &the newest: zapidex. Zegerid is mostly prilosec, plus sodium bicarbonate. All of these decrease stomach acid & will likely slow & decrease Adderall absorption. A good dose can still be achieved, but both meds should be taken very consistently. ...Read more

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Can colchicine cause heartburn I took 0.6 mg yesterday & 0.3 today. Should I worry. It not severe just mild. I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) & prilosec also. Overdose?

Can colchicine cause heartburn I took 0.6 mg yesterday & 0.3 today. Should I worry. It not severe just mild. I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) & prilosec also. Overdose?

Not commonly: On review of Colchicine common adverse side effects, heartburn is not a common complaint however abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea can be relatively common. It is ok to take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Prilosec however do not take more than recommended amounts. If persistent heartburn not relieved with Prilosec or have symptoms above you should be evaluated for by PMD. ...Read more

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What is the reason for constipation and vomiting for 1 and 1/2 months in a teenager? My 13 year old daugher has been constipated 5 times and has been throwing up since september 13th, she is not able to keep anything down including medicines like Prilosec

What is the reason for constipation and vomiting for 1 and 1/2 months in a teenager? My 13 year old daugher has been constipated 5 times and has been throwing up since september 13th, she is not able to keep anything down including medicines like Prilosec

Those: Those are very concerning symptoms. It sounds like you have done a very good job in getting her in to specialists, but if she is still having vomiting, then that is very concerning. I agree with your concern and please take her back to her specialists immediately and share your concerns. If she can't keep anything down, if you think she is seriously depressed, if she has fever or new complaints then she should be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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What RLS drug is safe to take with cymbalta, (duloxetine) wellbutrin, pravastatin, zonegran, prilosec, aspirin?

What RLS drug is safe to take with cymbalta, (duloxetine) wellbutrin, pravastatin, zonegran, prilosec, aspirin?

Dopamine agonist: Very much you can use any class except the benzo, we usually start with Dopamine agonist like Mirapex or requip (ropinirole). ...Read more

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Need some docs opinions- which birth control type do you think is best in terms of drug interactions w/prilosec, xanax, (alprazolam) & zoloft? Can I even use it?

Need some docs opinions- which birth control type do you think is best in terms of drug interactions w/prilosec, xanax, (alprazolam) & zoloft? Can I even use it?

Am unaware of issues: With any form of oral contraception and the medications listed. The decision should be based on your lifestyle issues, preferences, potential side effects and cost. Your family physician or an ob/gyn (or np/pa-c, as the case may be) can better advise you. It is probably going to be more of an issue in terms of other habits, particularly smoking. If you smoke cigarettes, ocps are more risky. ...Read more

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I just started taking antibiotics and Prilosec for a stomach ulcer, how long does it take for the medicine to kick in start to feel better?

I just started taking antibiotics and Prilosec for a stomach ulcer, how long does it take for the medicine to kick in start to feel better?

Varies: The length of time a patient may feel symptomatic improvement as a result of a treatment can vary from patient to patient. A patient should expect anywhere from a few days to a week to notice improvements. Speak with your doctor if you feel you are not improving. Cessation of smoking and alcohol can be beneficial to your condition. Take great care! ...Read more

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Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.

Best recommended OTC drug for random heartburn? No prilosec. Tums (calcium carbonate) and rolaids make me vomit. Nothing to chew. Rather a preventative than an as needed.

How about behaviors?: Assuming you have tried ranitidine (otc), here are some thoughts. Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach contents sloshing up into the less protected esophagus, and it can be brought on by acidic or spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, etc. If you are overweight or pregnant, you are more prone to heartburn because of the greater pressure in your belly. Eating late at night may bring it on, as can smoking. ...Read more

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What is the danger in taking Prilosec for longer than 14 days?

Not much: The reason warnings are placed on non-rx meds, is because users may not be under a physician's care, so they may not even be choosing the right diagnosis or therapy. Prilosec and related drugs have much greater benefits than risks. ...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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more