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Doctor insights on: Prilosec Overdose In Children

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What is the definition or description of: Prilosec overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Prilosec overdose?

Manifestations vary: ... including confusion, drowsiness, blurred vision, tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis, flushing, headache, dry mouth, and other adverse reactions similar to those seen in normal clinical experience. Ref: http://www. Rxlist. Com/prilosec-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm ...Read more

Prilosec Overdose (Definition)

... including confusion, drowsiness, blurred vision, tachycardia, nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis, flushing, headache, dry mouth, and other adverse reactions similar to those seen in normal clinical experience. Ref: ...Read more


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What is the treatment for Prilosec overdose?

What is the treatment for Prilosec overdose?

Time.: Prilosec does not have life-threatening effects of 'over-dose'. Over time it will be washed out of your body. Check with your doctor for specific guidance. ...Read more

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Is it considered a dangerous overdose if I take my perscription Prilosec 20 mg 3 times a day instead of once?

Is it considered a dangerous overdose if I take my perscription Prilosec 20 mg 3 times a day instead of once?

Likely fine...: ... If just done once or twice. If you're using more of it because your symptoms aren't controlled with the prescribed dose, you should definitely let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I think I took 2 of my Prilosec doses today! Will I hurt myself? Is a total of 40 mg an overdose of prilosec? I only take 20mg! I Forgot and took 2.

I think I took 2 of my Prilosec doses today! Will I hurt myself? Is a total of 40 mg an overdose of prilosec? I only take 20mg! I Forgot and took 2.

No problem.: You should be fine. If you feel bad in anyway though, call your doc or poison control and ask them. Put your pills in a weekly pill dispenser, so you don't make that mistake again. ...Read more

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Can colchicine cause heartburn I took 0.6 mg yesterday & 0.3 today. Should I worry. It not severe just mild. I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) & prilosec also. Overdose?

Can colchicine cause heartburn I took 0.6 mg yesterday & 0.3 today. Should I worry. It not severe just mild. I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) & prilosec also. Overdose?

Not commonly: On review of Colchicine common adverse side effects, heartburn is not a common complaint however abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea can be relatively common. It is ok to take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Prilosec however do not take more than recommended amounts. If persistent heartburn not relieved with Prilosec or have symptoms above you should be evaluated for by PMD. ...Read more

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What is the danger in taking Prilosec for longer than 14 days?

Not much: The reason warnings are placed on non-rx meds, is because users may not be under a physician's care, so they may not even be choosing the right diagnosis or therapy. Prilosec and related drugs have much greater benefits than risks. ...Read more

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How long does Prilosec withdrawals last?

No withdrawals.: There are no withdrawal symptoms from Prilosec. It is okay to stop it abruptly, if that is recommended by your doctor. If your symptoms return after stopping the Prilosec, discuss that with your doctor also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I take Prilosec and melatonin together?

Should I take Prilosec and melatonin together?

Prilosec & Melatonin: I am unsure why you are taking prilosec or melatonin at the age of 16? Are you having symptoms of GERD (gesture-esophageal reflux) and insomnia.? Have you seen your pediatrician regarding these health ailments? ...Read more

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Gastritis- do I take Prilosec once or twice a day?

Gastritis- do I take Prilosec once or twice a day?

DEPENDS: If it is a pretty nasty case you may need twice a day otherwise once a day is fine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Prilosec and zantec?

Prilosec - Zantac (ranitidine): Prilosec is a drug in the class called proton pump inhibitors. Drugs in this class shut down the production of stomach acid.
Zantac, pepcid, and tagamet are in the drug class called histamine-2 receptor blockers. These drugs block the effect of histamine on receptors in the stomach which produce acid.
Prilosec is much more potent than zantac (ranitidine) but zantac (ranitidine) has a faster onset of action. ...Read more

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How long does omeprazole (prilosec) take to help you?

3 days: It typically takes a few days to become active. Full effects usually longer, on the order of 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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I am wondering what works better. Prilosec or aciphex?

Meds: Both medications are PPI and have similar efficacy. However, though the years I have found that sometimes one will work better than another for a certain individual. There seems to be a link between a persons genetics and efficacy of any medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long do Prilosec side-effects last?

Few linger...: ...past the time you stop the medication--e.g. headache, diarrhea. However, be aware that chronic use can increase risk of osteopenia which does not reverse when Prilosec is discontinued. ...Read more

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If I took prilosec at 7:30 a.month is it safe to take a 800mg Ib?

Yes but GI risk: The question of taking ibuprofen depends on what your G.I. problems are. This may be something you need to have evaluated by your physician. Are you taking your prilosec because you had an ulcer or reflux or what. This is a question I cannot answer with the data ...Read more

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I'm scared that I might get pneumonia. I heard Prilosec increases your chances?

Don't be scared: Young people like yourself are less likely to have a pneumonia unless your immune system is significantly compromised. So, if you are just like normal people- you don't need to be scared about pneumonia. The result from the netherland's study has to be treated carefully. The result is linked to the inability to kill organism due to the lack of stomach acid. However, the risk is very small. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! A friend just took 3 40mg of Prilosec. What do we do?

Should be OK.: As a one time thing, this will probably not hurt him. More importantly, why did you take this large dose? Was this a suicide attempt? If so, he needs to seek help mediately. Do not ignore it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 1 Prilosec (over the counter) in the AM and one in the PM daily?

Prilosec: Long term treatment with PPI agents such as this is not advisable due to serious side effects, also a formal diagnosis must be established prior to long term therapy, pre cancerous lesion may be masked if not evaluated by imaging (endoscopy) ...Read more

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I know Prilosec blocks b12 when taken orally but does it block if you take the shot?

No: Vitamin B 12 injection will get it into the blood and other organs where it is needed. ...Read more

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Just started taking Prilosec and then I didn't take it for 4 again is there any side effects?

Prilosec S.E.'s: Prilosec is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more

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Can you take Prilosec at night? If so, is it best to take it before dinner or right before bedtime?

Prilosec timing: Yes, you may take Prilosec or generic Omeprazole at night or in the morning. This med is not a 24 hr acid blocker. Acid production is stimulated by food, particularly meats. And onset of action is 45-90 minutes. You may take it before dinner, but should be about 30-45 min. Goal is symptom relief. Morning dosing is typical but not absolute. ...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


Overdose (Definition)

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