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What Is The Use Of Omeprazole 20mg To The Body
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
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
I've been on Nexium 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
I took omeprazole for 1 month for gastritis, GERD. Will this antibiotic cause any harmful long term effects to my body?
No: Omeprazole, which is not an antibiotic, by the way, is usually well-tolerated and will not cause permanent harm to your digestive tract. Any side effects will be gone shortly after stopping it. Some people require Omeprazole long-term for their GERD, and most people do not have any side effects while taking it. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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