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Is it true that omeprazole can cause high cholesterol?

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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

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In brief: No

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Omeprazole (prilosec) is not known to cause high cholesterol.
Long term use may lower absorption of calcium, vitamin b12, etc... Older folks may have a higher risk of hip fractures. Stomach acid kills germs, so some infections may be more likely in a person with suppressed acid. If a person's diet stayed the same, but his cholesterol increased after starting omeprazole, his doctor can investigate.

In brief: No

Omeprazole (prilosec) is not known to cause high cholesterol.
Long term use may lower absorption of calcium, vitamin b12, etc... Older folks may have a higher risk of hip fractures. Stomach acid kills germs, so some infections may be more likely in a person with suppressed acid. If a person's diet stayed the same, but his cholesterol increased after starting omeprazole, his doctor can investigate.
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