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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
Yes: They do not interact and the duration of their effect is similar (24 hours). ...Read more
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
I took Omeprozole 2 hours after I ate because I forgot earlier. Do I have to eat again afterwards (it's almost bedtime).
Don't worry: Don't take it again you'll be fine ...Read more
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
Taken omeprozole for 20+ yrs does it effect my magnesium levels? Heard recent studies have shown can bring the levels to critical levels?
Mylan omeorozole and kremers omeprozole. Are they exactly the same and equally effective? If not the same, how do they differ and which one is better?
Tough to say: This can be the difference between brand name and generic meds. I don't like generic. You get what you pay for. ...Read more
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
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
How much is 2 much?: Omeprazole is seldom prescribed at doses that exceed 40mg twice daily. Are you questioning a single use excessive dose, or a prolonged intake of the drug? Please see my prior HealthTap answers regarding PPI-related adverse reactions. ...Read more
If you want to: But check w/your doctor re: the duration of time you should be on any medication. ...Read more