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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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I'm taking omerprazole 20mg per day can these tablets cause high cholesterol . At precent. My cholesterol is 7.4 . It as been up and down for year?

No, but causes other: Omeprazole is not known to raise cholesterol but I do not recommend anyone use it or similar drugs long-term. They can cause serious health problems like life-threatening infections, osteoporosis & nutrient deficiencies. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html & http://www.Healthy-eating-politics.Com/gerd.Html also see my comments re: cholesterol. ...Read more

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What long term GI problems can omeprazole cause?

Omeprazole: In long-term it may lower the magnesium level and may cause 'atrophic gastritis'. Lactation is safe. Your doctor needs to monitor above problems. ...Read more

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Can taking omeprazole 20mg. Long term cause bleeding?

Can taking  omeprazole 20mg.  Long term cause bleeding?

Omeprazole long term: To what sort of bleeding do u refer—spitting up blood, or rectal bleeding? Hematemesis might more commonly be related to bleeding ulcer(s), esophageal tears, or esophageal varices (varicose veins in esophagus). Hematochezia could result from clostridium difficile diarrhea associated with long-term ppi (omeprazole & others) use. See prescribing doc or GI specialist. ...Read more

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I saw on the news there is a new study of long term effects caused by Omeprazole. Where do I find this study?

See answer: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/804146_4 See if this helps. Caveat - these associations have not been shown to be cause and effect. ...Read more

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If omeprazole was to cause a side effect, would it occur during when its active as it has half life 1hr. Not long. So even though acids off 24hrs?

If omeprazole was to cause a side effect, would it occur during when its active as it has half life 1hr. Not long. So even though acids off 24hrs?

No: Even if its half life is 1 hr, it will stay in human body for at least 3-4 more hours. And its metabolite will even stay longer. Plus, there is late onset side effect sometimes. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Losec (Definition)

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