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Doctor insights on: Omeprazole And Arthritis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,357 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Meningioma, enchondroma, psoriatic arthritis & ankolysing spondylitis. Could any of these be caused by being on Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole) for 15 years?

Prilosec effects?: Prilosec and Prevacid (lansoprazole) are proton pump inhibitors that reduce stomach acid production. They are used to treat heartburn, stomach inflammation and ulcers. Recently there have been some reports that long term usage could increase the risk of osteoporosis ( decreased bone density). I am not familiar with the drug causing any of the problems you have, however. ...Read more

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Hi i was had reflux and i used omeprazole 40 mg for 2 weeks but after a while had it again .now im taking omper 20 everyday for6 month s it ok ? Im 24

Hi i was had reflux and i used omeprazole 40 mg for 2 weeks but after a while had it again .now im taking omper 20 everyday for6 month s it ok ? Im 24

Omeprazole is a very: safe medicine and many people require a 40 mg daily dose to control reflux symptoms.Recuce your risk for Reflux by elevating the head of ur bed by 30 degrees,don't eat and lie down for 3 hours.Know that alcohol,chocolate ,caffeine , and tobacco can make reflux worse.There is also corrective surgery for those who qualify.These r ways to reduce &/or eliminate the need for indefinite Omeprazole ...Read more

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How often should a man in his late 50's have a colonoscopy? I'm prescribed omeprazole as the first one found one benign polyp deemed adenomatous

How often should a man in his late 50's have a colonoscopy? I'm prescribed omeprazole as the first one found one benign polyp deemed adenomatous

Depends on risks: For those at low risk for colorectal polyps/cancer (no personal or family history of polyps/cancer, no other risks), every ten years if no adenomatous polyps are found. If polyps are found, the interval is shorter: every five years is usual unless polyps are large or multiple. Btw, Omeprazole inhibited polyps in rats; the same has not been found in humans, but Omeprazole can cause gastric polyps! ...Read more

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Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

40mg bid: One can always take more, but unlikely to have effect. ...Read more

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What is alboz in alboz omeprazole stands for?

What is alboz in alboz omeprazole stands for?

The brand name: Alboz is a brand name for omeprazole. There are many brand names for that medication, made by various drug companies. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole be used while taking 5htp ?

Can omeprazole be used while taking 5htp ?

Yes but: Yes but ask your doctor who knows you well. Omeprazole is ppi for acid in gerd ; peptic ulcer disease. 5hydrotryptophan is herbal product people use it for depression, fibromyalgia ;adhd on their own. The only adverse reaction reported with use of both together are itching ; fungal dermatiitis. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking omeprazole if I have CKD?

Should I stop taking omeprazole if I have CKD?

No: Omeprazole doses *do* need to be adjusted if there are liver problems present but *not* for CKD. You can continue to safely take your omeprazole. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
1,461 doctors shared insights

Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...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