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Burping a lot & having nausea feeling for few months and it's on & off. Is it GERD? omeprazole prescribed doesn't help. How to stop?

Burping a lot & having nausea feeling for few months and it's on & off. Is it GERD? omeprazole prescribed doesn't help. How to stop?

If persists> GI Dr.: There are a number causes for excessive belching, aerophagia and carbohydrate malabsorption being the most common. Stress management, avoidance of carbonated beverages and avoiding gum chewing may help. In your case however the presence of nausea is a bit concerning and if your symptoms don't respond to the above measures you should see a gastroenterologist. For stress >checklist Mental Health ...Read more

Dr. Tri Huynh
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Keep burping & having nausea feeling especially after meal. Avoided oily, spicy and raw food and heavy meal. Omeprazole prescribed but doesn't stop it

Keep burping & having nausea feeling especially after meal. Avoided oily, spicy and raw food and heavy meal. Omeprazole prescribed but doesn't stop it

Burping/ nausea/eats: Did they check for H pylori that may be complicating the GERD and if it is present need antibiotics. Check for h pylori and also consider scan to check gallbladder , though usually get pain . F/u with doc ...Read more

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Have been prescribed Omeprazole for gastitis but why have I been prescribed 1 x 20mg twice a day, not 2 x 20mg once a day as per the info on the box?

Have been prescribed Omeprazole for gastitis but why have I been prescribed 1 x 20mg twice a day, not 2 x 20mg once a day as per the info on the box?

Dosing Choices: Omeprazole is generally accepted to be a 24-hour medication. Some physicians, though, when choosing to start their patients on 40mg will elect to have the patient take one 20mg dose in the morning and the other at night to theoretically keep blood levels more stable. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed omeprazole 20mg for acid reflux long term, what are the concerns taking continually for years on end?

I've been prescribed omeprazole 20mg for acid reflux long term, what are the concerns taking continually for years on end?

Long term use: Long term use has been associated with Vitamin B-12 deficiency, osteoporosis and fractures as well as hypomagnesemia, atrophic gastritis. Other side effects includes pancreatitis, blood count problems, liver function. These are issues to discuss with your physician. ...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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How often should a man in his late 50's have a colonoscopy? I'm prescribed omeprazole as the first one found one benign polyp deemed adenomatous

How often should a man in his late 50's have a colonoscopy? I'm prescribed omeprazole as the first one found one benign polyp deemed adenomatous

Depends on risks: For those at low risk for colorectal polyps/cancer (no personal or family history of polyps/cancer, no other risks), every ten years if no adenomatous polyps are found. If polyps are found, the interval is shorter: every five years is usual unless polyps are large or multiple. Btw, Omeprazole inhibited polyps in rats; the same has not been found in humans, but Omeprazole can cause gastric polyps! ...Read more

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Last week I was prescribed Omeprazole. I have been having bouts of nausea ever since. I have also been having migraines. Not sure if its because of it?

Last week I was prescribed Omeprazole. I have been having bouts of nausea ever since. I have also been having migraines. Not sure if its because of it?

ProbabelyDueToMigrai: My question is why were you prescribed Omeprazole and at what dose Migraine can cause nausea too or it may be due to your original condition for which you were prescribed Omeprazole. And of course it can be due to Omeprazole Talk to your Doctor ...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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Prescribed omeprazole. Can a build up of acidity cause pressure/bloating? Also have a kidney infection with pressure in my back.

Prescribed omeprazole. Can a build up of acidity cause pressure/bloating? Also have a kidney infection with pressure in my back.

Yes pressure occurs: Hyperacidity could cause pressure in the lower chest and upper abdomen to the extent that it may act as if it is an angina pain. Bloating could occur, too. If you have kidney infection, you need to see a doctor or a nurse practitioner to get antibiotics. Pressure in the back may suggest increasing of the urine infection into a kidney infection. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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