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

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

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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Why don't different brands of omeprazole work as well as Prilosec otc?

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

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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

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Which is the best nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec or omeprazole?

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

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Is there is any Lexapro (escitalopram) interaction with omeprazole (prilosec)?

Is there is any Lexapro (escitalopram) interaction with omeprazole (prilosec)?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Careful: There are many natural alternatives to treating gerd, but make sure your physician is aware of what you are trying. Here is a link to just a few options. Http://www. Foxnews. Com/health/2011/11/29/natural-remedies-for-acid-reflux/. ...Read more

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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

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What can I do about hip and thigh pain due to taking prilosec/omeprazole?

What can I do about hip and thigh pain due to taking prilosec/omeprazole?

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

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Can Prilosec (omeprazole) make birth control pills (nortrel 1/35) less effective?

Can Prilosec (omeprazole) make birth control pills (nortrel 1/35) less effective?

No: Vise versa, oral contraceptives may decrease omeprazole's effectiveness since increases clearance through liver. ...Read more

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Is it smart to take a calcium, magnesium and B12 supplement in the morning, and then take omeprazole (prilosec) in the afternoon after dinner?

May be: It dosent make much difference since the Omeprazole blocks the proton pumps for about 24 hrs. You v=can still take the supplements as you mentioned. Not much difference in absorption will be noted. ...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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Can a kid take omeprazole?

Can a kid take omeprazole?

Yes: It is an effective therapy for gastroesophageal reflux. It should be dosed according to weight, and if taken over the long term may require monitoring. ...Read more

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Maximum dosage of omeprazole?

40mg bid: One can always take more, but unlikely to have effect. ...Read more

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Can I take 1 month expired omeprazole?

Yes: It is possible that it is not as effective when it is expired but it is unlikely to be a significant difference. ...Read more

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Yes: It is not recommended to take Omeprazole for longer than four months at a time. Long-term use can lead to weakening of the stomach lining and increased risk of wrist, hip or spine fracture. ...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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When is the best time to take omeprazole?

Omeprazole: Follow the directions on the label or ask the pharmacist and Dr. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: omeprazole?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) class of drugs. ...Read more

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How long for omeprazole 20mg to reduce acid?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole begins to work on the very first day of treatment, although it may take one to four days to have a full effect. ...Read more

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What is an alternative to losec (omeprazole)?

Many: It is a proton pump inhibitor. Other similar meds are nexium, protonix, prevacid, aciphex, (rabeprazole) and kapidex. ...Read more

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What is alboz in alboz omeprazole stands for?

What is alboz in alboz omeprazole stands for?

The brand name: Alboz is a brand name for omeprazole. There are many brand names for that medication, made by various drug companies. ...Read more

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How long does it take for omeprazole to work?

Gastritis: This medication should start having an effect within 2 hours of oral intake. ...Read more

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Is alboz omeprazole equivilant to omeprazole?

Omeprazole: There are multiple companies which manufacture generic Omeprazole including abbott. In the us, the medications are felt to be equivalent. ...Read more

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Omeprazole in morning and malanta at bedtime?

Empty stomach: Omeprazole must be taken on an empty stomach. You can take mylanta any time for as needed symptom relief. ...Read more

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What is the use of omeprazole 20mg to the body?

Antacid: Omeprazole is an antacid known as a proton pump inhibitor. It helps suppress production of acid in the stomach, which makes it very useful in the treatment of gerd. ...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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What are the results of omeprazole on the body?

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

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When's the best time to take losec (omeprazole)?

Depends on indicatio: Losec (omeprazole) is taken once daily. Probably best to take at bedtime, but it depends on the indication and what other medications you are taking. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day to take omeprazole?

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

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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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more