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

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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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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What is the cause of dizziness and upset stomach when changing from one side of the bed to the other, and what is the solution to the problem?

What is the cause of dizziness and upset stomach when changing from one side of the bed to the other, and what is the solution to the problem?

BPPV: If vertigo and nausea are due to head down and turning to one side, it can be benign parosysmal positional vertigo. See an ENT doctor to confirm the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the study of food and the body's use of it? Which doctors specialize in this?

What is the study of food and the body's use of it? Which doctors specialize in this?

That's nutrition: Unfortunately, presently most physicians have very limited knowledge in regards to nutrition(though this is slowly changing at the medical school level). In reality, you may be best served working with a nutritionist or finding a doctor who has a specialist interest in nutrition(this could be an internal medicine doctor, endocrinologist, obesity specialist, cardiologist, etc!) ...Read more

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What is the use of famotidine?

What is the use of famotidine?

Pepsid : Famotidine is Pepcid (famotidine) reduces the stomach acid ( hcl) production by blocking h-2 receptors, help to heal peptic ulcers, acid reflex, and heart burn. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of progesterone? What effects does it take on the body?

What is the purpose of progesterone? What effects does it take on the body?

Periods: Progesterone causes you to lose the lining of your uterus and have a period. It helps protect you from uterine cancer. ...Read more

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What are the good benefits of l-carnitine redox fat in my body? Is it safe? What is the best time to take? What are the side effects? And bad effects?

What are the good benefits of l-carnitine redox fat in my body? Is it safe? What is the best time to take? What are the side effects? And bad effects?

Not really known: That sounds like an advertised product with claims of helping muscles, athletics, or overall health. One should ask her doctor if the product is a real medication, approved by the fda for treating anything. If the product is not a real medicine that has undergone years of testing and research then one cannot tell for sure if it works or not, and one also cannot know what its side effects might be. ...Read more

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What is the best form of magnesium to take if you are magnesium deficient ? And the name of the product

What is the best form of magnesium to take if you are magnesium deficient ? And the name of the product

Mag ox or mag chlor: Magnesium oxide or magnesium chloride are good magnesium supplements--- eg mag ox, slow mag, or mag64 are all reasonbly priced magnesium supplements in the proper form. ...Read more

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(enbril)- I would like to know the side affects of this drug, and how to prevent some of the danger of using it.?

(enbril)- I would like to know the side affects of this drug, and how to prevent some of  the danger of using it.?

Enbrel (etanercept): There are many documented side effects the most common being rash, headache, respiratory tract and other infections. You'll be at higher risk for infections so anything you can do to keep germs from getting into your eyes, nose and mouth will help. Really try to have good hand hygiene (washing/alcohol gels) and try to stay as healthy as possible! ...Read more

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What is best to use for this blister in the the back of my mouth?

What is best to use for this blister in the the back of my mouth?

If you have fever: or feel sick see your primary care doctor. But if not I like to mix iodine and glycerin (1part iodine, 4 parts glycerin) apply using cotton tip applicator 3 times a day. If not clear in 10 days see doctor ...Read more

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What is the half-life of olanzapine? Is a half-life the time it takes for half of the medicine to leave the body?

What is the half-life of olanzapine? Is a half-life the time it takes for half of the medicine to leave the body?

What's the question?: Is it, what does "half-life" mean? If so, then this isn't just about olanzapine. Elimination time of any drug that follows first-order kinetics is measured in half-lives. (Well, you asked.) This is part of any drug's "pharmacokinetics." I won't waste space trying to explain that to you here. A web search for "pharmacokinetics" will bring up lots of sources so you can learn at your level. ...Read more

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What is one of the best skin brighteners to use all over the body?

What is one of the best skin brighteners to use all over the body?

Skin brighteners: Not sure exactly what you are after but this may help, it is not science but gives you a few things to consider http://www.skincarecop.com/reviews/part8-brighteners.html ...Read more

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What is the use of medofed?

What is the use of medofed?

Cough medicine: It is a cold & cough medicine containing pseudoepidrine. ...Read more

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What is the term used it refers to your level of antibodies in the blood?

What is the term used it refers to your level of antibodies in the blood?

Titer: The antobodies are not measured themselves. Instead, the titer is a measure of how much the sample can be diluted with the antibody activity still being detectable. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day to take prednisoline to lessen the side effects?

What is the best time of day to take prednisoline to lessen the side effects?

Prednisolone: Both Prednisone and Prednisolone should be taken in the morning so they don't keep you up all night and so you don't suppress your adrenal gland function any more than necessary. ...Read more

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Md #: what side of the body is it best to sleep on to maintain the natural curve of the cervical neck area?

Md #: what side of the body is it best to sleep on to maintain the natural curve of the cervical neck area?

Doesn't matter : It doesn't matter. If your spine is otherwise normal, you can sleep on either side. If you have spine issues, you should see a medical doctor (md or do highly preferred over a chiropractor) about that and to determine if specific positions are needed. ...Read more

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What is the name of the muscle that pulls the penis inwards in to body? And what type of scan can show it?

What is the name of the muscle that pulls the penis inwards in to body? And what type of scan can show it?

Dartos: The Dartos muscle is responsible for contraction toward the body. MRI and ultrasounds are the types of imaging studies that are generally used to visualize soft tissues such as muscle. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is 'pustard' the correct term to use for the combination of hives and blisters on my arm?

Hoping you can tell me, is 'pustard' the correct term to use for the combination of hives and blisters on my arm?

Nope: Not a legitimate medical term -- hives and blisters seems like a nasty skin reaction -- contact with poison ivy or poison oak or some other plant substance? ...Read more

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The back of the iris is supposed to be clear.if it start to yellow what is the cause of the condition?

The back of the iris is supposed to be clear.if it start to yellow what is the cause of the condition?

Jaundice: The white area that surrounds the iris is called the sclera. If it is yellow the condition is called jaundice. Jaundice occurs when the level of bilirubin rises due to liver disease. There are many causes. If you have this you need to see your doctor. Here is more info; http://www.medicinenet.com/jaundice_in_adults/article.htm ...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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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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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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Was on Omeprazole for the majority of 8 years. What kind of long term damage may I have caused to my body?

Was on Omeprazole for the majority of 8 years. What kind of long term damage may I have caused to my body?

No harm done: There are conflicting observational studies regards long term use of PPI's like Omeprazole. PPI's reduce the adsorption of Vit B12 and can cause B12 deficiency,but only in the elderly. PPI's decrease adsorption of Calcium Carbonate and some studies show it may promote osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How long can I take omeprazole 10 mg ? I have used it a few times during two weeks and it helped me. Can I use it for several months?

Yes: You can take it for months, but it is not recommended in high doses for long periods of time. Adjustments of your diet, or oral antacids may also help. ...Read more

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Are there side effects related to the long term use of omeprazole in 2013?

Are there side effects related to the long term use of omeprazole in 2013?

Nothing serious: There is not much data available. Yet it is a fairly safe drug and can be sued for the long term. But try to skip it for one day off and on. ...Read more

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I've been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg and now omeprazole (2 * 20mg p/d) for several years. Is this safe? Is it ok to buy over-the-counter and use it (4*10mg)

I've been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg and now omeprazole (2 * 20mg p/d) for several years.

Is this safe? 
Is it ok to buy over-the-counter and use it (4*10mg)

Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole make any changes to the hormones in your body?

Rare sexual dysfunct: Omeprazole is a medication that decreases the stomach's production of acid. There are rare reports of men taking Omeprazole who have experienced impotence and/ or breast enlargement related to use of this drug. Long- term use can also prevent adequate calcium absorption, thereby increasing future risk of osteoporosis. However no particular 'hormones' have been seen to be abnormal in these cases. ...Read more

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Weaning off of night time omeprazole use. How slow of a wean to do?

Weaning off of night time omeprazole use.  How slow of a wean to do?

Waning off omeprazol: Try to take it every other night.And if it works try every third day and than twice a week, and if you have no symptoms of reflux you may stop it and see how you go.You should still keep some, if you eat the wrong kind of food, drink alcohol etc, you may take it to prevent heartburn.Consult your doctor, as tto if you can stop only if you have no endoscoppy evidence of esophagitis etc. ...Read more

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Does omeprazole magnesium make you feel like your body is like weak or tickled like?

Does omeprazole magnesium make you feel like your body is like weak or tickled like?

Headache, diarrhea: If you're referring to headache and diarrhea, these are both very common Prilosec side effects that should resolve once the drug is discontinued. Many other acid blockers in the ppi class share these side effects. Worrisome symptoms however, unrelated to Prilosec but that mimic a "stomach bug" would include: bleeding, weight loss, persistent vomiting, signs of gut obstruction. See doc if concerned ...Read more

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Will taking 40mg of omeprazole give you nausea? How long does it take at that dose to leave the body?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole blocks acid secretion by the stomach but nausea would be a most unusual side effect in my long experience prescribing it. Generally a dose is prescribed for once daily consistent with a 24 hour effect. In your case, if this reaction occurs every time you take it, it is a bone fide side effect. Your pharmacist may have more information about this matter. Zantac may be better tolerated. ...Read more

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I take omeprazole 20g every day. Is it safe to use it a year straight? What affect have on other organs?

I take omeprazole 20g every day. Is it safe to use it a year straight? What affect have on other organs?

Omeprazole: Omeprazole reduces stomach acid and reduces symptoms of heartburn. It can limit acid injury or allow healing of acid injury to the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum mucosa. Omeprazole can induce magnesium deficiency, impair protein digestion, minimally - and can induce allergic-like reactions in kidney, leading to some loss of functions - rare. Do not be alarmed - benefits far outweigh risks. ...Read more

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If omeprazole is not recommended for long term use, what would you suggest as a suitable alternative? Ranitidine has been tried and did not work.

Long term use?: The question is why? and at what dose? I recommend using Nexium (esomeprazole) or Zegerid however, you must understand that the over the counter medications are usually 1/2 strength of the prescription dose. ...Read more

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What can be the long term effects of prolonged ppi use. (omeprazole )?

What can be the long term effects of prolonged ppi use. (omeprazole )?

Infection/absorption: The most common concerns are infection, electrolytes, and metabolic bone disease. The stomach acid kills bacteria. Less acid may cause GI infections and pneumonia (from reflux into the lungs). Decreasing acid may cause malabsorption leading to changes in the blood salts (electrolytes). Malabsorption of calcium can lead to osteoporosis. Multiple polyps can also occur. ...Read more

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Is losec (omeprazole) ok to use if you are on a gluten free diet of does the actual product contain gluten?

Is losec (omeprazole) ok to use if you are on a gluten free diet of does the actual product contain gluten?

Doesn't have gluten: The consumer medicine information from http://www.Medsafe.Govt.Nz/consumers/cmi/l/losecandlosecextra.Pdf says that each losec tablet contains 10 mg omeprazole, and that losec tablets do not contain gluten or lactose. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with gerd. Been taking omeprazole daily for years. It helps, but the package says take only for two weeks. Is daily use ok?

I was diagnosed with gerd. Been taking omeprazole daily for years. It helps, but the package says take only for two weeks. Is daily use ok?

Usually: Daily ppi use for gerd should be reserved for those that have be or worse enough symptoms to warrant its daily use. The side effect profile is very good, however more evidence is being accumulated regarding potential side effects with long term use. You want to slowly titrate off and see what happens. Discuss with your doctor as you may need an egd. ...Read more

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Losec (Definition)

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