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After taking prilosec, stools started turning black, the day after i quit taking it they were brown again. This has happened before the same way.
Black stools...: Black stools can either be from foods or medicines ingested or a sign of GI tract bleeding. Common foods that cause black stools include collard greens and beets. Medicines associated with black stools include bismuth containing products (e.g. Pepto-bismol) and iron supplements. Prilosec does not cause black stools. I suggest you see your doctor to rule out GI bleeding. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes for a short time: Geri-lanta (aluminum/magnesium/simethecone) is indicated for upset stomach, heartburn bloating/gas. It works on neutralizing acid in the stomach. Prilosec(omeprazole) suppress acid production.Take ger-lanta after meals/at bedtime as needed for 1-2 weeks and Prilosec 30 minutes before breakfast for at most 2 weeks. If symptoms persist/worsen see a doctor. Side effects headache/diarrhea/constipation. ...Read more
You can: The two medicines work in a different way but for the same purpose . I would not recommend for you to take both of them since you can take care of your problem with one of them whether you have gerd , peptic ulcer disease . There is step up and step down approach of treatment for GI condition the two medications are used . Omeprazole is stronger and more effective then Pepcid (famotidine) . Try Pepcid (famotidine) first. ...Read more
It is pretty quick: Prilosec is a potent ppi drug which stops production of stomach acid within a matter of 2-3 hours. So in that regard you should have relief of acid symptoms within one or two days but you have to continue taking it for several days to 6-8 weeks depending on your symptoms., to obtain maximum benefit. ...Read more
PPI: This medication is a proton pump inhibitor and at its max effectiveness it will inhibit 66% of your acid secretion after five days. This medication is not useful to take on as needed basis, and if you do so, it can cause rebound acidity. In short, five days for it to start working at it's peak potential. ...Read more
GERD: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on symptoms: but usually 2-3 days, with maximal effect by 2-3 weeks ...Read more
It is OK: no problem with the amount of medicine you took ...Read more
Usually not exactly: Patients should try to take the pills 12 hours apart, but in real life, people probably take them 10-14 hours apart. If a patient's doctor feels taking the pills exactly 12 hours apart is very important for that particular patient, she can follow the doctor's recommendations and set her alarm for 12 hours apart. ...Read more
If cutting back from two Prilosec tablets to one a day, is it best to take it in the morning or evening?
Am or pm: When do you most commonly have your symptoms - during the day or in the evening? Do you have any untoward side effects of Prilosec like tiredness? What time of day is it most likely that you would remember to take it? What did you doctor advise? Did md advise dropping the dose? ...Read more
Is it considered a dangerous overdose if I take my perscription Prilosec 20 mg 3 times a day instead of once?
Likely fine...: ... If just done once or twice. If you're using more of it because your symptoms aren't controlled with the prescribed dose, you should definitely let your doctor know. ...Read more