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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 want to quit taking my omeprazole how do I control the acid reflex without the pill??

I want to quit taking my omeprazole how do I control the acid reflex without the pill??

Mastic gum: Mastic gum is from the bark of a Mediterranean tree. 1,000 mg per day for 2-3 weeks kills 99.9% of H. Pylori, the spirochete that is the usual cause of GERD. Mastic also heals peptic and duodenal ulcers. Available over the counter from a health food store. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath: There is a long list of causes of shortness of breath. Asthma and other lung diseases; heart diseases; anemia. Your symptoms are potentially serious and should be investigated. Would need more information to make any useful suggestions. Should see a doctor. ...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

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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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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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Losec (Definition)

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