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Doctor insights on: Prilosec And Gas

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Can I take Prilosec and gas x together? Any interaction?

Can I take Prilosec and gas x together? Any interaction?

Yes: These are compatible. Perhaps the primary concern with Gas-x would be decreased uptake of thyroid medication. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Take prilosec. Trapped gas and spit up even on omepratezine. Smoker. Cause for concern?

Take prilosec. Trapped gas and spit up even on omepratezine. Smoker. Cause for concern?

Maybe (not). . .: Prilosec is a brand name for omeprazole which is a proton pump inhibitor, a very potent medication to stop acid production, which can cause heartburn, acid reflux, peptic ulcer etc. This abdominal discomfort can be aggravated by NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen & Naproxen. Smoking increases risk for cancer. Bottom line, if you're not better, go see your family doc. You may need an EGD (endoscopy). ...Read more

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I take 125 milligrams of simithicone as needed for gas. It does not always work any suggestions? I do take Prilosec daily for acid.

1st, check diet: Avoid carbonated beverages, smoking, drinking through a straw, chewing gum, sugarless candies. Intake of gassy foods, like beans, legumes, dairy (for some people), etc. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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My 8 yo son is having more frequent bm and is burping a lot with complaints of gas. The dr is unsure but recommended trying prilosec. Thoughts?

My 8 yo son is having more frequent bm and is burping a lot with complaints of gas. The dr is unsure but recommended trying prilosec. Thoughts?

May help: But gerd would most likely not cause more frequent bowel movements. It is possible that he has developed lactose intolerance, which has an increase occurrence after seven years of age, so he is in about the right time frame and the symptoms fit as well. Try avoiding dairy for a few days and see if that helps. Best of luck and I hope that helps him out! ...Read more

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I have been taking Prilosec for about 5 days, now I feel bloating and sharp pains (gas like) in the middle of my stomach, is that a side effect, normal?

I have been taking Prilosec for about 5 days, now I feel bloating and sharp pains (gas like) in the middle of my stomach, is that a side effect, normal?

Probiotics: Reflux is often due to poor digestion which is more often due to insufficient stomach acid than too much. Giving someone like that an acid suppressor removes the symptoms but does nothing to help the underlying problem. Rule out gluten or casein or other food intolerance. Consider betaine hcl in the middle of the meal or digestive enzymes, and probiotics such as kombucha or kefir. ...Read more

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Feel like there's a pin in my stomach. I have successfully weaned of prilosec and am now on Zantac (ranitidine) 75 once a day. I'm so constipated and the gas hurts?

Feel like there's a pin in my stomach. I have successfully weaned of prilosec and am now on Zantac (ranitidine) 75 once a day. I'm so constipated and the gas hurts?

I'm not sure: Of your question...you might help that constipation by increasing your fluid intake! Plain water is ok but if you like juice Apricot and Pear juice are natural "laxatives" (Prune juice being the "classic" Congrats on being able to discontinue Prilosec!!!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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After eating I feel bloated and have excessive gas I have had h-pylori before I take prilosec daily by prescription?

Need to be checked: If you continue to have symptoms in spite of the medication you may need to be treated again. Your Doctor may consider doing an endoscope to check your stomach to make sure of the exact problem ...Read more

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Have had this for 1yr on and off. Bloating gas indigestion&burning in stomach. I take Prilosec&pepto nothing helps. Came back 2 weeks ago and is worse?

Have had this for 1yr on and off. Bloating gas indigestion&burning in stomach. I take Prilosec&pepto nothing helps. Came back 2 weeks ago and is worse?

Gastroenterologist: Since your symptoms have been prolonged, I recommend that you consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Possibilities include gastritis, peptic ulcer, h pylori infection, lactose or gluten intolerance. Appropriate tests will be done. A gastroscopy may be recommended in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ekgs, xrays & blood works all normal. Have a lot of gas in the belly & lots of bubble movement under left rib cage and shortness of breathing at times. Taking prilosec. Is it due to creatine?

Gas entrapment: Gas entrapped in the left upper abdomen may be in the stomach or splenic flexure of the colon. If you can't expel the gas or break it up with drinking warm water or taking simethicone type agents by mouth, applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen may relieve the gaseous discomfort. Stopping the creatine supplement is the only way to find out if it's causing gas build up. Prilosec won't help gas. ...Read more

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Passing gas, burping at times, having bowel movements, dull pain upper right side of back. Started Prilosec OTC 14 day three days ago, no insurance help?

Passing gas, burping at times, having bowel movements, dull pain upper right side of back. Started Prilosec OTC 14 day three days ago, no insurance help?

It is likely that: You have some gallbladder or liver issues that would require help from a healthcare provider. There are OTC meds such as Mylanta or Maalox that you can get for gas and indigestion, which could relieve some of our symptoms. However if you continue to have these problems despite temporary relief from the OTC meds above, you will need an ultrasound and some blood tests to rule out more serious Dx. ...Read more

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Since last yr I have been having trouble sleeping due to bloating, gas & indigestion. Simethicone does not help. I have IBS and take Prilosec for hb.?

Since last yr I have been having trouble sleeping due to bloating, gas & indigestion. Simethicone does not help. I have IBS and take Prilosec for hb.?

IBS care: Treating your ibs starts with adequate fiber in your diet in natural or supplement form. Then you should add some probiotics - lactobacillus/acidophilus in whatever form is available. You should keep a diary of foods that are more irritating to you. Consider having your doctor test you for food allergies. Manage your stress and consider checking with your doctor about other prescriptions. ...Read more

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I am having sulfer tasting burps, gas, and very watery diarrhea. What could be causing this? I take prilosec, so I don't want to take anything else.

I am having sulfer tasting burps, gas, and very watery diarrhea. What could be causing this? I take prilosec, so I don't want to take anything else.

PRILOSEC CAUSES!!!: Prilosec may be causing this. Gas is caused by bacteria in our intestines fermenting undigested food. Prilosec interferes with digestion by blocking production of hydrochloric acid which is essential to proper digestion. It's proven to cause imbalances of our flora ; increases risk of c. Dificile, a life-threatening infection whose main symptom is diarrhea. See http://bit. Ly/1b1avqs for details. ...Read more

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I have heart burn and indigestion for while now. My food sometimes comes back up and lot of gases. I tried prilosec and it helps.

I have heart burn and indigestion for while now. My food sometimes comes back up and lot of gases. I tried prilosec and it helps.

Glad it helps: Good to know there is symptom relief! But you might want to really look at you diet/activity and other issues to prevent t if possible. Read a bit and see your Dr for exam and advice. There are good books and articles in big #s! Best! ...Read more

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Taking Prilosec 20mg and Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg for a week. Gas and heartburn symptoms. After spinach and pizza last night had yellow to orange soft stools but not diarrhea. Is this serious?

Taking Prilosec 20mg and Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg for a week. Gas and heartburn symptoms. After spinach and pizza last night had yellow to orange soft stools but not diarrhea. Is this serious?

No: Ths is not anything to worry about. Consider adding CBT therapy to the Lexapro (escitalopram) - it will optimize the benefits and provide you w/ skills to manage your anxiety and feelings through life - it's a great value! ...Read more

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Can omeprazole make slow transit constipation worse?? Since taking them had loads of gas and cant go loo

Can omeprazole make slow transit constipation worse?? Since taking them had loads of gas and cant go loo

Yes and no: The medication have no immediate effect on the motility of the bowels.
same time it does reduced the acid in the stomach, sometime that could minimize the stimulation your bowels need stimulation, drink more water, eat more fruits, exercise, eat more fibers, these are the natural stimulant. ...Read more

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My husband has ulcers and reflux problems. On losec (omeprazole). Eats grapefruit-has gas every day. Is this the problem?

Possibly.: Grapefruit has a great deal of acid, and if eaten every day can build up acid in the stomach and result in reflux, but gas every day does not do it, and ulcers are usually from diet and stress. Reflux is usually from 3 main foods; orange juice, chocolate, and tomato products like sauce, etc. Prilosec should stop this, but it is strong and has side effects. See your dr. To be sure of correct use. ...Read more

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Taking omeprazole-20 twice and Magaldrate antacid but still have gas at midnight which awakes me. What can I add for midnight gas problem? Pls. Advise.

Taking omeprazole-20 twice and Magaldrate antacid but still have gas at midnight which awakes me. What can I add for midnight gas problem? Pls. Advise.

Neither are for gas: Both of the agents aim at ↓ing acid, omeprazole by ↓secretion from stomach parietal cells, magaldrate by neutralizing acid already secreted. Gas is mostly swallowed air; very little, if any, produced from digestion; some exceptions for bacteria in colon. Options: ↓ed swallowed air, avoid carbonated drinks, exercise/walk in evening, try simethicone, etc. Subconscious, dream activity a major issue. ...Read more

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Started takeing omeprazole for GERD bout 3w ago wakeup every morning with gut pain slight nasuea n gas norm get better after I take med at 11 why dat?

Started takeing omeprazole for GERD bout 3w ago wakeup every morning with gut pain slight nasuea n gas norm get better after I take med at 11 why dat?

Need evaluation: Gerd can be a symptom of something worse. An ulcer could be developing. Or a bacteria called h. Pylori that resides in the lining of the stomach. If left untreated for a long time (years) can increase one's risk for stomach cancer. Treatment is with a combination of prescribed medication for a two week period. Long term otc omeprezole can lead to stomach lining atrophy and/or vit B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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My stomach is bloated with in 5 months. I get burps all day. I am using omeprazole, but still I get lot of gas after meals.

My stomach is bloated with in 5 months. I get burps all day. I am using omeprazole, but still I get lot of gas after meals.

Possibly gallbladder: What is your doctor treating? Your symptoms don't sound like typical reflux symptoms and wouldn't respond to omeprazole. It might be your gallbladder - you should get an ultrasound to see if you have gallstones. ...Read more

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Excessive burping but no heartburn pain - I am on omeprazole and using gas x to no avail. Are there any medications that can help with my excess gas?

Rather than trying: To treat the gas it would be important to find out why you are having so much gas. Is there lactose intolerance or other food intolerance? Do you have a small bowel obstruction? Are there duodenal diverticula present? You need to see a qualified health care professional or specialist and get to the root of the problem. ...Read more

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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