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Doctor insights on: Prilosec Proton Pump Inhibitor

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Dr. Tri Huynh
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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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Which proton-pump inhibitor is best? Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, or Prevacid and why?

Which proton-pump inhibitor is best? Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, or Prevacid and why?

Each has relative...: ...merits based on duration of action, side effects, tolerance, cost/insurance coverage. All are equally efficacious, so your question should be better phrased, "which is better for me?", and that we can't answer since we don't know your particular circumstances. ...Read more

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Do you have to stop taking a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec two weeks before a h. Pylori biopsy?

H. Pylori: In general u are not asked to stop ppi for h. Pylori biopsy. Ppi can suppress h pylori in the antrum of the stomach but it may migrate to the body. Biopsies should be taken from the body of the stomach too. ...Read more

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What are the effects of proton pump inhibitors used long term? prescription omeprazole, 40mgm sig 1 cap daily

What are the  effects of proton pump inhibitors used long term? prescription omeprazole, 40mgm sig 1 cap daily

Malabsorption: The major concern with long-term use is poor absorption of nutrients such as magnesium and many vitamins. Stomach is there for a purpose - it helps in the digestive process. I'd suggest at least annual monitoring by your doctor with blood tests. ...Read more

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Hello doctors. Can GERD eventually stop responding to proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole?

Hello doctors. Can GERD eventually stop responding to proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole?

Yes and No: Remember the goal in medicine and in health is to not just 'treat' GERD forever, but to find the cause of it and to eliminate the cause so that treatment for the long term is unnecessary. Many in the U.S. fail to do this and continue their very dangerous habits causing GERD and think it safe to take PPI's for the long term. This is erroneous thinking and dangerous for health. ...Read more

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Is calmepan contraindicated with proton pump inhibitor?

No problem: These two medications should have no significant interactions. ...Read more

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Can you get bad side effects taking proton pump inhibitor (ppi) tablets?

Can you get bad side effects taking proton pump inhibitor (ppi) tablets?

PPI side effects: There are concerns that reducing stomach acidity may be contributing to clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. There also may be a link between long-term use of ppis & osteoporosis. If you develop resistant diarrhea or are at risk for osteoporosis, consult your fp for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you take an over-the-counter proton pump inhibitor continuously for gerd?

Same as prescription: You need to see your doc to figure out what you have, why you need to be on such a med, if other less potent meds will work as well, or if they are needed at all. In general, the lowest dose, of the least potent medicine, for the shortest period of time to do the job is a good approach. You can't figure that out without your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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Proton Pump Inhibitor (Definition)

Proton pump inhibitors are a kind of ...Read more