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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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Is Prilosec a well tolerated pill?

Is Prilosec a well tolerated pill?

For a short period: Like nearly all meds Prilosec has many side effects but it is well-tolerated by most. However, it is quite hazardous to take it for a prolonged period of time (more than a few months) as it can lead to very serious, even life-threatening side effects- see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html. ...Read more

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Why would I make spontaneous noises that sound like a pterodactyl? (described by friends/stangers)going on past 8 years, no heartburn (tried Prilosec)

Why would I make spontaneous noises that sound like a pterodactyl? (described by friends/stangers)going on past 8 years, no heartburn (tried Prilosec)

Vocalizations: A pterodactyl is an extinct flying reptile that hasn't been around for millions of years. If you are making sounds that you can't control for 8 years, perhaps they are tics. Tics are spontaneous vocal sounds or motor movements. More complex tics can be a sign of a Tourette's Syndrome. Get an evaluation by a neurologist or psychiatrist. Treatment includes meds and behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Why did my ENT doctor prescribe Prilosec after my tracheotomy was healed? I haven't taken it for a few months. I don't have heartburn.

Why did my ENT doctor prescribe Prilosec after my tracheotomy was healed?  I haven't taken it for a few months. I don't have heartburn.

Prevention: Likely the ENT doctor put you on Prilosec to prevent any chance that you would have any gastroesophageal reflux, to give your tracheotomy ample time to heal. Some practices are to prevent and not to treat. ...Read more

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I am prescribed Prilosec and adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can I take them without drug interactions?

I am prescribed Prilosec and adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can I take them without drug interactions?

Not really ...: Prilosec (omeprazole) was the 1st introduced in a class of meds called proton pump inhibitors(ppi).Others are zantac, aciphex, (rabeprazole) protonix, nexium, prevacid, &the newest: zapidex. Zegerid is mostly prilosec, plus sodium bicarbonate. All of these decrease stomach acid & will likely slow & decrease Adderall absorption. A good dose can still be achieved, but both meds should be taken very consistently. ...Read more

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I have a stomachache, used tums, (calcium carbonate) maalax, Prilosec do not work. Had a upper GI and it came back with hypertrophic gastritis. What is that? What to do?

I have a stomachache, used tums, (calcium carbonate) maalax, Prilosec do not work. Had a upper GI and it came back with hypertrophic gastritis. What is that? What to do?

Menetrier Disease: A condition marked by inflammation and ulcers (breaks on the skin or on the surface of an organ) of the mucosa (inner lining) of the stomach and by overgrowth of the cells that make up the mucosa. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. Patients with giant hypertrophic gastritis may be at a higher risk of stomach cancer. Also called gastric mucosal hypertrophy and ménétrier disease. ...Read more

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I have hoarseness in my voice for 3 weeks. I take prilosec. How effective is Prilosec for GERD or lerd? Also im getting over being sick this last week

I have hoarseness in my voice for 3 weeks. I take prilosec. How effective is Prilosec for GERD or lerd? Also im getting over being sick this last week

Evaluation: Gerd can be caused by sleep apnea. If you snore, are tired frequently, or wake up gasping for breathe, are overweight, the you may have sleep apnea. Talk with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and showing symptoms of heartburn, would Prilosec work?

I'm 21 and showing symptoms of heartburn, would Prilosec work?

Yes: Any proton pump inhibitor of which Prilosec or Omeprazole is would help. You should also watch the caffeine in your diet and if you are overweight then i would suggest losing some weight. Also do not lie down for 2 hours after having a meal. ...Read more

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Will Nexium (esomeprazole) work in 24 hours like Prilosec ? Prilosec works good but constipates me.which one works faster bec I can't wait 3 days for Nexium (esomeprazole)

Will Nexium (esomeprazole) work in 24 hours like Prilosec ? Prilosec works good but constipates me.which one works faster bec I can't wait 3 days for Nexium (esomeprazole)

No: Both Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec are proton pump inhibitors and very closely related. They take days to weeks to be fully effective. If you need relief in 24 hours you need to take an H2 blocker like Pepcid. If your doctor thinks you need.long term proton pump inhibitor to prevent GERD complications you should discuss with him and not treat yourself. ...Read more

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