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Omeprazole Make Stomach
Yes,very low acidity: Omeprazole (prilosec) is commonly used and works well in blocking stomach acid. Long term use may lower absorption of calcium, vitamin b12, etc..., leading to problems like B12 deficiency. Older folks may have a higher risk of hip fractures. Stomach acid kills germs, so some infections (such as food-borne bacteria or clos. Difficile diarrhea) may be more likely in a person with suppressed acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do omeprazole 20mg take to work? Am on 2nd day an stomach is still raw an can't eat as it irritates it
I been taking 80 mg of omeprazole for 2 weeks. my stomach is hurting bad and feel sick. i stop taking 80 mg but will the sickness and hurting go away.
Yes: if you stop it for 4 to 6 weeks. u should take it only if needed. ...Read more
I take omeprazole, but tonight, i'm still having stomach problems. What additionally can I take with it?
Several: You can take an acid buffering agent (tums, mylanta, maalox), an acid reduction agent (zantac, pepcid) or another omeprazole. But try to figure out what triggered the stomach problem (ie something you ate earlier today, extra coffee, etc) so you can avoid the problem altogether. If it happens repeatedly, call your doc. ...Read more
Can i stop taking omeprazole suddenly? It seems to be making it hard to eat as well as increasing my stomach pains.
Yes: The latest studies suggest that there is no acid rebound phenomenon with sudden discontinuation of this class of drugs. ...Read more
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