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Doctor insights on: Prilosec Withdrawl

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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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I was on prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) for 2 weeksand omeprazole 80mg perday for a week. It's been 3 days I stopped, now feeling tired and aches. Is that withdrawal of ppi?

Not usually: Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) was to treat bacteria in your gut and adjust acid level. Gi system goes through an adjustment with these powerful meds, sometimes just the change of stopping them can contribute to symptoms described. Should improve. ...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