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Prilosec Vs Omeprazole
3 days: It typically takes a few days to become active. Full effects usually longer, on the order of 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Absorption: Generic Omeprazole is the same medication as Prilosec otc. However, the formulation may result in different absorption so that the levels of medication in your bloodstream may be different. If the brand name works better for you, keep taking it. ...Read more
Has anyone been on omeprazole (prilosec) for years, without experiencing any long-term side effects?
Yes, but: The longer you take the medicine, the more prone you are to have rare side effects. Nonetheless, there are conditions that require long term use and many people have taken it for years safely. ...Read more
The one that works!: Essentially equivalent when taken in similar doses. There are some differences in metabolism that are important when considering potential drug interactions. ...Read more
Probably not but...: Omeprazole can inhibit an enzyme in the liver that breaks down lexapro (escitalopram). Thus, levels of Lexapro (escitalopram) can theoretically increase when used in combination. I have not seen this in practice but it is described and should be monitored for, especially if you take a higher dose of lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more
What dosage of Prilosec omeprazole should I take if am on long term NSAIDS? Should I take the 20 mg or the 40 and what is the frequency? Thank u drs
20mg daily before...: ...breakfast might suffice, but you haven't told us what NSAID and at what dose you're taking, nor what kind of NSAID damage you may already have suffered. No drug is without risk, so use the lowest effective acid blocker medication for prophylaxis against NSAID-injury. ...Read more
Is it ok 2 take brand nameZantac, on a daily basis? I mighthave acid refluxand have no health insurance to see doctor. Is omeprazole/prilosec better?
Antacids short term: Reflux occurs when stomach contents go backwards through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Antacids help mute the discomfort associated with this reflux but should only be used short term. Your stomach ph needs to be acidic to allow proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. The best treatment long term is to reduce the intake of sugars/carbohydrates that convert to hydrogen gas, hence refl ...Read more
My insurance won't pay for generic Omeprazole 20 mg any more because it' can be bought over the counter...so is Prilosec OCD the same as Omeprazole 20?
Yes: Yes, they are the same medication. Just be sure that you're getting the same dosage that was recommended by your physician. It is best to take it 20-30 minutes before a meal. Good luck. ...Read more
Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, I'm highly allergic to them. Thanx?
So im taking omeprazole dr 40mg, Prilosec but my stomach feels bubbly, like something moving its it normal?
Hi. Is omeprazole (prilosec) in general and in shirt term use a safe option to treat acid issues/gerd. I have read some pretty worrisome side effects.
Yes: In general, Prilosec has been used for numerous years. As with many medications, there are numerous potential adverse effects. However, "proton-pump inhibitors"/ppi's have been studied and shown to be generally safe to use. Most adverse effects with Prilosec are not the result of short term use. It is important for you to discuss all your medications with your personal physician. ...Read more
My Doctor has me taking two 20 mg Nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec a day. If I took the generic Omeprazole 20mg would that be the same?
Omeprazole: Yes. It is the same active ingredient. ...Read more
Unlikely med effect: These symptoms would be unlikely related to the meds you listed. Talk to your family doc about your medications and other possible causes ...Read more
No: Vise versa, oral contraceptives may decrease omeprazole's effectiveness since increases clearance through liver. ...Read more
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
Omeprazole: Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. That means it blocks the release of stomach acid made by certain cells in the stomach. It has relatively few side effects. Rarely patients may have nausea or vomiting, headaches, or increased gas. Even more rarely is a risk of increasing bone fractures, pneumonia, or colitis. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Morning: Usually in the morning on an empty stomach, and do not eat for 1/2 hour after. However if yoyur symptoms are at night, then doctors may prescribe it to be taken in the evening or bedtime. Check with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more
Yes: No known interactions between Prilisec and ashwaganha. ...Read more
DEPENDS: If it is a pretty nasty case you may need twice a day otherwise once a day is fine. ...Read more