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Doc wantsColonscopy. Nobleeding at all, stool cards neg. No family history. On Prilosec think it's causing iron to go low and b12. Should I do test ?

Doc wantsColonscopy. Nobleeding at all, stool cards neg. No family history. On Prilosec think it's causing iron to go low and b12. Should I do test ?

Well...: I do not have all details.... In a menstruating woman anemia and iron deficiency is not uncommon... Yet, you had a hysterectomy and the most common place to lose blood is the colon, and in general the gastrointestinal tract. A negative test for blood in stool is a good thing, but keep in mind that very small bleeds will not show on this test. You might be in need for a colonoscopy. ...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


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Is expired Prilosec ok to take?

Is expired Prilosec ok to take?

Expired Med Use: Pharmaceutical manufacturers issue expiration dates that insures potency, use after that date, there is no guarantee that there is sufficient medication to control your symptoms. ...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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Ok to take Prilosec every other day?

Yes: As long as it works for you. Consider taking magnesium supplement since Prilosec may reduce absorption of this mineral ...Read more

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Could u take geri-lanta with prilosec?

Yes for a short time: Geri-lanta (aluminum/magnesium/simethecone) is indicated for upset stomach, heartburn bloating/gas. It works on neutralizing acid in the stomach. Prilosec(omeprazole) suppress acid production.Take ger-lanta after meals/at bedtime as needed for 1-2 weeks and Prilosec 30 minutes before breakfast for at most 2 weeks. If symptoms persist/worsen see a doctor. Side effects headache/diarrhea/constipation. ...Read more

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Can you take Prilosec and pepid tohether?

You can: The two medicines work in a different way but for the same purpose . I would not recommend for you to take both of them since you can take care of your problem with one of them whether you have gerd , peptic ulcer disease . There is step up and step down approach of treatment for GI condition the two medications are used . Omeprazole is stronger and more effective then Pepcid (famotidine) . Try Pepcid (famotidine) first. ...Read more