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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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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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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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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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Currently taking 40mg daily of omeprazole to control indigestion, now indigestion increased and burning severely, can I double my dose? (80mg daily)

Currently taking 40mg daily of omeprazole to control indigestion, now indigestion increased and burning severely, can I double my dose? (80mg daily)

Wouldn't it be...: ...Better to undergo a check-up and find out what is the cause of your symptoms, rather than just adding more drug? Evaluation recommended at this time please--could be something you don't want to miss. ...Read more

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Took 1st dose of omeprazole around 3 hours ago.I feel a burn and itch around my neck, no rash/swelling/or redness.Allergic?Is it serious?

Took 1st dose of omeprazole around 3 hours ago.I feel a burn and itch around my neck, no rash/swelling/or redness.Allergic?Is it serious?

Not serious but: It is highly unlikely that you would get an allergic reaction from taking the first dose ever of this medication. In the absence of any respiratory problem or fainting, this is considered serious. Consider trying other brands (look at generic names) or consult your allergist. ...Read more

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What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid (lansoprazole) and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?

What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid (lansoprazole) and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?

Possible : Intestinal overgrowth of bacteria and infection susceptibility but sounds like he is doing ok so far. Sometime you have to outweigh benefits and risks. Talk to your provider about this question. You deserve this answer from the provider in this case. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losec (Definition)

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