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Is alboz omeprazole equivilant to omeprazole?

Is alboz omeprazole equivilant to omeprazole?

Omeprazole: There are multiple companies which manufacture generic Omeprazole including abbott. In the us, the medications are felt to be equivalent. ...Read more

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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 Nexium (esomeprazole) 24 hr OTC better than Prilosec otc?

Is Nexium (esomeprazole) 24 hr OTC better than Prilosec otc?

Marketing: Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec are equivalent and have the same effect. The Nexium (esomeprazole) is a molecular modification which allows the pharm company to sell the drug as a new and more effective anti-acid. In fact the effect is the same and Prilosec (generic omeprazole) is far cheaper. Save your hard earned money. ...Read more

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Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair  xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin ?

Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates , it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg stronger then protonix40 mg?

Is nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg stronger then protonix40 mg?

Pt driven: There is no definitive answer here. The answer is patient driven. Both these meds are in the same class of PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitors) and are oth at 40mg. Some pateints may feel the nexium (esomeprazole) works better, whereas others feel the protonix does. Depending on what your insurance covers and which one makes you fee better is the one for you. Diet with avoidance of triggers is most important. ...Read more

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Taking Zantac and Nexium (esomeprazole) together safe?

Taking Zantac and Nexium (esomeprazole) together safe?

Safe but why?: Nexium (esomeprazole) should be taken 30-60 mins before the first meal and zantac nearly at any time. There is no major advantage in taking them both at the same time. ...Read more

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Is taking Zantac (ranitidine) after Advil safe?

Is taking Zantac (ranitidine) after Advil safe?

Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) is actually used to counteract the irritation from taking advil. If you are taking advil on an ongoing basis it will probably not help with tomach pain (counteract the irritation effects). But if you have stopped the advil zantac (ranitidine) will help any irritation causing the discomfort to heal more quickly than it would do without any treatment. ...Read more

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Ranitidine hydrochloride and Nexium (esomeprazole) together?

Why?: What are you trying to treat? If your symptoms are not controlled with one drug, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take Fluoxetine (20 mg) and Pepcid (famotidine) AC together?

Can I take Fluoxetine (20 mg) and Pepcid (famotidine) AC together?

Yes, okay together: There are no known interactions between fluoxetine (an antidepressant also known as Prozac) and Pepcid AC (famotidine - an acid reducer). Best regards. ...Read more

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The doctor prescribed protonix can I use nexium (esomeprazole)?

The doctor prescribed protonix can I use nexium (esomeprazole)?

Proton pump inhibito: If you have been given an RX for protonic and already have Nexium (esomeprazole) at home I see no reason not to take the Nexium (esomeprazole). Now if the Nexium (esomeprazole) is some one else's then you need to use what is prescribed for you. ...Read more

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Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

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

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Is 80 mg omeprazole equivalent to 60 mg dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Ppi dosing: The maximum doses of each ppi are equipotent in reducing acid. Going higher than these doses impart no greater benefit and should not be exceeded. Prilosec/omeprazole: 20 BID. Prevacid/lansoprazole:30 BID. Nexium/esomeprazole:40 bid. Protonix/pantoprazole: 40 bid.Aciphex/rabeprazole:20 bid.Zegerid 40 daily. and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) 60 daily. So to answer Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)60=omeprazole40, ...Read more

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Prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 mg side effects?

Prevacid (lansoprazole) 30 mg side effects?

Prevacid (lansoprazole) S.E.'s: Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a very well tolerated medication, but 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). ...Read more

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Can I take guaifenesin 400 mg/phenylephrine HCl 10 mg safely with these meds Plaquenil,Cymbalta,Vyvanse, Omeprazole,ambien Linzess,Valium Celebrex

Can I take guaifenesin 400 mg/phenylephrine HCl 10 mg safely with these meds
Plaquenil,Cymbalta,Vyvanse,
Omeprazole,ambien
Linzess,Valium 
Celebrex

What do you mean by: safely ? There have not been any drug-drug interaction studies with Linzess as yet. There is a risk of serotonergic syndrome with combining guaifenesin, phenylnephrine, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Vyvance. Ambien is for occasional use. I would not combine it with Valium. Other than that you're fine. ...Read more

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Can i take Zantac while taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Can i take Zantac while taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole)?

Stomache and gas pai: Yes , preferrably not at the same time. Both meds work on different mechanisms. Dexilant is a stomach acid pump inhibitor , should be taking before meal. Zantac works on the anti-histamine receptor in the stomach, also should take it before meal. If you been advised to take both medicines for your stomach pain, take the ppi before the biggest meal of the day (or the most symptomatic time) first. ...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 dosage of Prilosec omeprazole should I take if am on long term NSAIDS ? should I take the 20 mg or the 40 and what is the frequency? thank u drs

What dosage of Prilosec omeprazole should I take if am on  long term NSAIDS ? should I take the 20 mg or the 40 and what is the frequency? thank u drs

20mg daily before...: ...breakfast might suffice, but you haven't told us what NSAID and at what dose you're taking, nor what kind of NSAID damage you may already have suffered. No drug is without risk, so use the lowest effective acid blocker medication for prophylaxis against NSAID-injury. ...Read more

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What would be a suitable famotidine dosage to replace 2 separate 20mg of omeprazole a day (40mg in total a day) ? I take domperidone as well.

What would be a suitable famotidine dosage to replace 2 separate 20mg of omeprazole a day (40mg in total a day) ? I take domperidone as well.

Famotidine: Famotidine (pepcid) is available otc as a 20mg tablet. Prescription strength is 40mg per day. It is always a good idea to ask your pharmacist to run a drug interaction profile anytime you choose to mix medications. ...Read more

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Omeprazole supposed to take half to one hour before food. Missed dosage. Can i take it even though I have already eaten? Am also on antibiotics.

Omeprazole supposed to take half to one hour before food. Missed dosage. Can i take it even though I have already eaten? Am also on antibiotics.

Missed dose: You can take Omeprazole at any time along with your antibiotics. It is better, however, if you take if 1/2 hour before breakfast. Sometimes, people with severe reflux need to take it twice/day. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause hoarseness, loss of voice and sore throat? since having my dosage upped to 20mg 2 x daily I have been getting these symptoms.

Omeprazole dosage: This is not a normal side effect of Omeprazole but it can occur. . The use of omeprazole would effective if 40 mg is taken only in am before any eating or drinking ...Read more

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Why don't different brands of omeprazole work as well as Prilosec otc?

Absorption: Generic Omeprazole is the same medication as Prilosec otc. However, the formulation may result in different absorption so that the levels of medication in your bloodstream may be different. If the brand name works better for you, keep taking it. ...Read more

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I might have taken a 2nd 40mg omeprazole 2 hours after my usual dose. I don't feel different, but should I skip a day to be safe?

No: Depending on the condition the maximum dose is 80-120mg per day. http://nzf.org.nz/nzf_771 So potentially 80mg shouldn't be a big problem and should be ok to take your usual dose tomorrow. You can have a look at the above link it will give you a list of adverse effects etc If in doubt consultation with a pharmacist or doctor licensed in your area is recommended. ...Read more

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Dose omeprazole signifigintly slow gastric emptying?

Dose omeprazole signifigintly slow gastric emptying?

It is reported: According to dig dis sci. 1996 mar;41(3):469-74. Omeprazole causes delay in gastric emptying of digestible meals. If youre taking this medication and notice slower emptying or more regurgitation, you should take this information into consideration and let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Will taking 40mg of omeprazole give you nausea? How long does it take at that dose to leave the body?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole blocks acid secretion by the stomach but nausea would be a most unusual side effect in my long experience prescribing it. Generally a dose is prescribed for once daily consistent with a 24 hour effect. In your case, if this reaction occurs every time you take it, it is a bone fide side effect. Your pharmacist may have more information about this matter. Zantac may be better tolerated. ...Read more

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My omeprazole have changed colour/packaging.. But are still same dose... Does it make a difference as i have phobia of meds an dnt like change?

The active: ingredient is the same but there can be some differences in the vehicle that contains it. Usually not an issue - you can ask your pharmacy about specific generics you are concerned about. ...Read more

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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

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Can zonegran and keppra (levetiracetam) be dosed at the same time? Npo GT pt dosing pedialyte and also have to dose omeprazole which I know has a 1 hr before or 2

Can zonegran and keppra (levetiracetam) be dosed at the same time? Npo GT pt dosing pedialyte and also have to dose omeprazole which I know has a 1 hr before or 2

3 part question: Zonegran and Keppra (levetiracetam) can be used together. These drugs should be combined carefully, in a stepwise fashion. The second and third parts of your question are unintelligible. ...Read more

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I had a brain freeze and took a second dose of Omeprazole Magnesium today, 20mg. Is there any side effect that I should worry about?

I had a brain freeze and took a second dose of Omeprazole Magnesium today, 20mg.  Is there any side effect that I should worry about?

OK: There is a dose of 40mg available, so taking another 20mg dose by mistake would be ok, and you should have no adverse effects. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of OTC omeprazole?is it normal to have a headache above my eyes after taking omeprazole on the 2nd day?its my 3rd day now?

What are the side effects of OTC omeprazole?is it normal to have a headache above my eyes after taking omeprazole on the 2nd day?its my 3rd day now?

Not unusual: It may not be "normal," but WebMD says headache is a common side effect of omeprazole. Your body may adjust and the headache may go away; if not, omeprazole may not be good for you. Omeprazole is safe to take for a few weeks but I advise avoiding long-term use- see bit.ly/1b1Avqs There are many natural/alternate therapies for gastritis. See http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/gastritis ...Read more

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Losec (Definition)

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