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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

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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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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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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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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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Losec (Definition)

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