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Yes: Most at this age could take the otc 20 mg tablet daily. It may be wise to consult with your pcp before starting treatment to review the symptom profile & be sure other issues do not need to be ruled out. ...Read more
When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more
Yes, but...: Pepcid (famotidine) does not control acid production as well as Omeprazole does. Before switching, be sure you are following anti-reflux measures well. Also, before switching, I would contact your doctor who is treating you for reflux, to be sure that he/she agrees that this is a reasonable approach for you. Otherwise, good luck. ...Read more
I'm am on 20mg of citalopram for anxiety. And i also take 20 mg of omeprazole for heartburn. What is this qt prolongation that i hear about am i safe?
What to do with heartburn? I've tried omeprazole but it continues. Mostly in the mornings and the late afternoon. Thanks!
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
I know it's not save to take omeprazole a long period of time... how long is long period cause I tried to stop but the pain caused by heartburn came b?
Prilosec S.E.'s: Prilosec (omeprazole) is a very well tolerated medication & for most people has proven safe for YEARS of use. In the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). Balance benefit versus risk-- ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to take lanzoprazole or omeprazole everyday due to my frequent heartburn? Spicy foods seems to trigger it again after 14 day treatment.
See below.: Many people take these meds every day, generally would like to take no meds if possible. Can try taking for thirty days then switching to every other day for a few days before stopping it and see how that works. If discomfort returns you should probably see doc to straighten this out. ...Read more
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