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Doctor insights on: Omeprazole Otc Dose

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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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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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Started taking Tecta today, still in a lot of discomfort tonight. Am I able to take ‎Omeprazole as well? Or take two doses of Tecta (40mg) tomorrow?

No...: It will be duplication. Can add zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid, Maalox etc. Get checked for H Pylori. Need to modify your meal habit and food. Wt loss and exercise, raising the head end of bed, not lying down immediately after full meal, reducing stress helps. ...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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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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Losec (Definition)

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