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What are the symptoms of losec (omeprazole) medication in babies?

What are the symptoms of losec (omeprazole) medication in babies?

Losec (omeprazole): Losec (omeprazole) can produce a variety of bowel symptoms ranging from diarrhea to constipation. It can also cause rashes as well as restlessness. ...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


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Is it okay to take mass gainers (protein supplements) under omeprazole medication? I was recently treated for gastroenteritis.

Is it okay to take mass gainers (protein supplements) under omeprazole medication? I was recently treated for gastroenteritis.

Probably okay: No drug-drug interactions are listed on www. Drugs. Com when omeprazole is taken along with amino acid chelates. Ref. Https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1750-0, 1507-9826 ...Read more

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Are pantoprozole and omeprazole same medication?

No: Both meds belong to the same class and have the same effect but developed and produced by different Co. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: omeprazole?

Please describe the medication: omeprazole?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. ...Read more

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I have had a nissan fundiplacation for acid reflux. It has not helped. I am taking medication. (omeprazole & ranitidine both morning and before dinner?

I have had a nissan fundiplacation for acid reflux. It has not helped. I am taking medication. (omeprazole & ranitidine both morning and before dinner?

Complications: .Complications of nissan nclude dysphagia, gastric hypersensitivity, abnormal gastric motility, gas bloat syndrome and gerd relapse. The fundoplicaton can fail, unwrap, loosen or herniate. Not unusual following nissan is dumping syndrome. Stomach contents empty fast, getting sudden large volume in small bowel, wrenching, pallor, tachycardia, sweating, diarrhea, cramps etc. See gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I was on prev pac for 14 days and omeprazole for a week. I'm off the medications for 3 weeks. Still have yeast. How long it will take to clearup.?

I was on prev pac for 14 days and omeprazole for a week. I'm off the medications for 3 weeks. Still have yeast. How long it will take to clearup.?

Complicated: Where is the yeast infection and how do you know that you have it? The medication Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) is a combination of amoxicillin, clarithromycina dn lansoprazole, none of which are meant to treat yeast infection, nor is Omeprazole which is used to treat gastric hyperacidity. Your yeast infection will never clear with these medications. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I take 20mg citalopram a day, is it ok to take this medication along with the 20mg of omeprazole I am prescribed daily, I am. 20 year old male?

Yes and No.: There is a drug interaction between the two meds involving the cyp2c19 enzyme. This may or may not be clinically significant. Switching the Omeprazole to another ppi might be the safest thing although if you have been taking this for a while I suspect you will be fine in the future as well. ...Read more

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Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, I'm highly allergic to them. Thanx?

Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, I'm highly allergic to them. Thanx?

Careful: There are many natural alternatives to treating gerd, but make sure your physician is aware of what you are trying. Here is a link to just a few options. Http://www. Foxnews. Com/health/2011/11/29/natural-remedies-for-acid-reflux/. ...Read more

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Been taking pantoprazole for over a week and no effect on heartburn. Is it possible that omeprazole would work? Or is it just the same medication?

Sometimes: We are all wired slightly differently. One med may work better for you than another. If 10+ days on pantoprazole, then trial of Omeprazole worth doing. If it fails, then need to see your dr to see what is actual cause of pain. ...Read more

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I took omeprazole for 3 years, if it had effected bone density, will this return to normal upon stopping the medication? Or is that bone loss longterm

??: There is some data that all meds to reduce stomach acid (h2 antagonists and ppi's which is what Omeprazole is not with Tums (calcium carbonate)) have an increased risk of fracture perhaps this is due to decreased magnesium also a risk with almost all anti seizure meds like Gabapentin please discuss with your doctor and take some vit d (vitamindcouncil. Org). ...Read more

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Can I take "pre-workout" supplements while using the medications called sucralfate 1 gm & omeprazole dr 40mg?

Can I take "pre-workout" supplements while using the medications called sucralfate 1 gm & omeprazole dr 40mg?

Ulcer?: Those two medicines are for acid reduction in ulcer or gastritis. They should not have contraindication to your intake of food or supplement unless the food defeats the purpose of the medicines like some pain meds, alcohol or cigarette.. ...Read more

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What r the recommendations for preventing bone loss, ? Ie ;that may be caused due harmonal fluctuations or intake of medication such as omeprazole

What r the recommendations for preventing bone loss, ? Ie ;that may be caused due harmonal fluctuations or intake of medication such as omeprazole

A few things: Regular activities on your feet can help maintain bone density. Talk to your doctor about medication use. Omeprazole can contribute to bone density loss if taken long enough. Talk to your doctor about about calcium and vitamin d3 levels as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I found a big bruise on my upper thighs and I didn't get hurt. Can it be a side effect of medications? I am on omeprazole, Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and advair.

I found a big bruise on my upper thighs and I didn't get hurt. Can it be a side effect of medications? I am on omeprazole, Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and advair.

Side effects.: The medications that you have listed should not cause bruising. However over the counter medications like aspirin, gingko, ginseng can cause the blood to be thinner thus leading to bruising. Please check to see if you are taking any the above medications. If not, then there may be other medical issues that can lead to easy bruising. Please see a medical professional for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Excessive burping but no heartburn pain - I am on omeprazole and using gas x to no avail. Are there any medications that can help with my excess gas?

Excessive burping but no heartburn pain - I am on omeprazole and using gas x to no avail. Are there any medications that can help with my excess gas?

Rather than trying: To treat the gas it would be important to find out why you are having so much gas. Is there lactose intolerance or other food intolerance? Do you have a small bowel obstruction? Are there duodenal diverticula present? You need to see a qualified health care professional or specialist and get to the root of the problem. ...Read more

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My mom had a stroke and is taking a lot of medication and I want to know if it is safe or not. Lisinopril 10 mg 1 per day omeprazole 20 mg 1 per day crestor 10 mg tizanidine 4 mg 2 times per day trazodone

My mom had a stroke and is taking a lot of medication and I want to know if it is safe or not. Lisinopril 10 mg 1 per day omeprazole 20 mg 1 per day crestor 10 mg tizanidine 4 mg 2 times per day trazodone

As: As far as I am aware, there are no drug interactions between any of the above listed medications. Each one has it's own side effect profile, which should have been included when the medication was picked up. As far as safety, all of the above are approved by the food and drug administration (fda) and have been used for some time. If you have specific safety questions or concernes consult her pharmacist or doctor.
All the best. ...Read more

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What medication can be taken for Gastritis, heart burn, reflux if one is allergic to omeprazole. I had acute allergic reaction to 10mg omeprazole.

What medication can be taken for Gastritis, heart burn, reflux if one is allergic to omeprazole. I had acute allergic reaction to 10mg omeprazole.

Gastritis: Besides the PPIs which is the class of drug that omeprazole belongs to, there are H2 blockers class like ranitidine, pepcid (famotidine) and medication like sucralafate. Would discuss with your doctor before starting somethign new. Also check for H pylori a bacteria that has been associated with gastritis/ ulcers, as gastritis due to h pylori will not heal unless it is treated w/ antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? Omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori?

Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? Omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori?

No-yes-no: Omeprazole and amoxicillin: NO but Clarithromycin can cause PVCs, prolonged QT interval, and Torsades de pointes tachycardia. You should have an EKG done before your next dose to rule this out (prolonged QT which can lead to Torsades is the only dangerous one and easily diagnosed. Some people are born with sensitivity to this class of drugs). ...Read more

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What is the best medication to treat gastric ulcer. My stomach produces much Gas and upper part of it got swollen up. Being using omeprazole?

What is the best medication to treat gastric ulcer. My stomach produces much Gas and upper part of it got swollen up. Being using omeprazole?

Maybe not just ulcer: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, &/or pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? Omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori? Only have 3 days left.

Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? Omeprazole, clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori? Only have 3 days left.

Unusual: This is not likely to be secondary to the medications you are receiving, but best to go back and see your doctor and have the irregular heart beat checked in detail. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Could a 16 year old take the drug omeprazole for heartburn?

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

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Is there a drug interaction for Ceftin (cefuroxime) and Omeprazole? I am on ceftin (cefuroxime) 2x daily and Omeprazole 40mg daily. Can they be taken together?

Is there a drug interaction for Ceftin (cefuroxime) and Omeprazole? I am on ceftin (cefuroxime) 2x daily and Omeprazole 40mg daily. Can they be taken together?

Med interactions: According to a drug interaction check, the absorption level of the Ceftin (cefuroxime) may be affected by lowered stomach acid which is what omeprazole does. It appears that any medication that lowers the acid would have this affect (for example, Zantac or Pepcid). This would reduce the effectiveness of the Ceftin (cefuroxime). You may want to discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the Ceftin (cefuroxime) or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I take 80mg of omeprazole a day I just had a drug test for work and it came back positive for THC I do not use marihuana why did this happen?

I take 80mg of omeprazole a day I just had a drug test for work and it came back positive for THC I do not use marihuana why did this happen?

False positive.: Most labs use EMIT, Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique which is prone to errors and Protonix (pantoprazole) does cause a false positive reading for Marijuana. When you have a urine drug test bring your prescription bottle with you. It could also be technician error. ...Read more

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I'm on day 1 of taking Omeprazole for chronic acid reflux but it hasn't started working yet. Is it safe to additionally take antacids with this drug?

I'm on day 1 of taking Omeprazole for chronic acid reflux but it hasn't started working yet. Is it safe to additionally take antacids with this drug?

Yes: Go ahead and take the antacids especially if you know it works. It can take awhile to get relief. The inflammation can take several months to heal. Also don't smoke or use nicotine, caffeine or decaf coffee, reduce to an optimal weight and elevate the head of your bed 4-6 inches on an incline so that the acid at night stays away form the esophagus. The body makes the most acid at night ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Losec (Definition)

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