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I have been taking ptescription omeprozole 20mg for over 2 yrs. Is yhat bad?

I have been taking ptescription omeprozole 20mg for over 2 yrs. Is yhat bad?

Possible: Omeprazole and other PPIs may cause malabsorption of nutrients such as iron, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B12 if taking chronically. Studies also showed that PPIs may increase risk of osteoporosis, pneumonia, and C diff diarrhea. PPIs are effective for treating reflux and heartburn but avoid taking it regularly if you don't need to. ...Read more

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Does omeprzole contain aluminum?

No: It contains magnesium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur. It's formula is (C17H18N3O3S)2 Mg. aluminum hydroxide, contained in other antacids, may decrease the effect of omen razors. ...Read more

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Does taking omeprozole increase chances of getting pneumonia ?

Does taking omeprozole increase chances of getting pneumonia ?

Highly unlikely: If anything, omeprazole may decrease the incidence of pneumonias that are related to acid reflux. Cannot find evidence of other possible causes of pneumonia due to this class of drugs. ...Read more

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Can i switch from pantoprozole to omeprozole without waiting a few days before changing?

Yes: They do not interact and the duration of their effect is similar (24 hours). ...Read more

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How do I take omeprozole 2x day? Is 7:00 am 1 hr before breakfast and 5:00 pm 1 hr before dinner a good schedule?

How do I take omeprozole 2x day?  Is 7:00 am 1 hr before breakfast and 5:00 pm 1 hr before dinner a good schedule?

Better to take: It with empty stomach. 30 minutes before eating or 2 hrs after eating. Yes, your scheduled sound very good. Be aggressive with the treatment. Remember about diet. Avoid coffee, chocolate, alcohol, tomatoes and tomato sauce, acid fruits and juices, spicy and fatty foods, sodas. Loose weight if necessary to a bmi less than 28, avoid tight cloths and if possibly try eating 6 smaller meals a day. ...Read more

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Been on omeprozole for a long time and weight has increased is this the reason and if istopped will weight return to normal?

Been on omeprozole for a long time and weight has increased is this the reason and if istopped will weight return to normal?

Not likely reason: Omeprazole is the generic name for the famous purple pill, prilosec--it's a good acid supressor known in the medical community as a proton-pump-inhibitor (ppi). There hasn't been any report showing wt gain as a side effect. For some, the reflux gets better so they feel they can eat more, hence the weight gain. If intake + activities=same for you and u still gain wt, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taken omeprozole for 20+ yrs does it effect my magnesium levels ? Heard recent studies have shown can bring the levels to critical levels ?

Taken omeprozole for 20+ yrs does it effect my magnesium levels ? Heard recent studies have shown can bring the levels to critical levels ?

Check magnesium: some times the levels can be affected by PPIs like omeprazole but the only way to know if you need supplements is by checking the magnesium blood level first ...Read more

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I noticed I have gastritis symptoms, I took omemprozole but it made me have diarreah? Any suggestions of what I can do to help relieve this feeling?

I noticed I have gastritis symptoms, I took omemprozole but it made me have diarreah? Any suggestions of what I can do to help relieve this feeling?

PPI not the answer?: There are lots of stomach diseases that cause dyspepsia poorly responsive to PPI's. These can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more

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Can a kid take omeprazole?

Can a kid take omeprazole?

Yes: It is an effective therapy for gastroesophageal reflux. It should be dosed according to weight, and if taken over the long term may require monitoring. ...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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Does omeprozole effect probiotics?

Does omeprozole effect probiotics?

May help: The Omeprazole reduces stomach acidity which means that more of the probiotic bacteria may survive the stomach and colonize the large intestine. ...Read more

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Can I take 1 month expired omeprazole?

Yes: It is possible that it is not as effective when it is expired but it is unlikely to be a significant difference. ...Read more

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Yes: It is not recommended to take Omeprazole for longer than four months at a time. Long-term use can lead to weakening of the stomach lining and increased risk of wrist, hip or spine fracture. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take omeprazole?

Omeprazole: Follow the directions on the label or ask the pharmacist and Dr. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: omeprazole?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. ...Read more

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How long for omeprazole 20mg to reduce acid?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole begins to work on the very first day of treatment, although it may take one to four days to have a full effect. ...Read more

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What is an alternative to losec (omeprazole)?

Many: It is a proton pump inhibitor. Other similar meds are nexium, protonix, prevacid, aciphex, (rabeprazole) and kapidex. ...Read more

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What is alboz in alboz omeprazole stands for?

What is alboz in alboz omeprazole stands for?

The brand name: Alboz is a brand name for omeprazole. There are many brand names for that medication, made by various drug companies. ...Read more

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How long does it take for omeprazole to work?

Gastritis: This medication should start having an effect within 2 hours of oral intake. ...Read more

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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 in morning and malanta at bedtime?

Empty stomach: Omeprazole must be taken on an empty stomach. You can take mylanta any time for as needed symptom relief. ...Read more

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What is the use of omeprazole 20mg to the body?

Antacid: Omeprazole is an antacid known as a proton pump inhibitor. It helps suppress production of acid in the stomach, which makes it very useful in the treatment of gerd. ...Read more

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What are the results of omeprazole on the body?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. That means it blocks the release of stomach acid made by certain cells in the stomach. It has relatively few side effects. Rarely patients may have nausea or vomiting, headaches, or increased gas. Even more rarely is a risk of increasing bone fractures, pneumonia, or colitis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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When's the best time to take losec (omeprazole)?

Depends on indicatio: Losec (omeprazole) is taken once daily. Probably best to take at bedtime, but it depends on the indication and what other medications you are taking. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day to take omeprazole?

Morning: Usually in the morning on an empty stomach, and do not eat for 1/2 hour after. However if yoyur symptoms are at night, then doctors may prescribe it to be taken in the evening or bedtime. Check with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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