Omeprazole how to take

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With age it changes from acetylsalicylic acid to acetic acid (vinegar) and salicylic acid. It's harmless <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> after it starts smelling strongly of vinegar, but it won't cure a headache anymore.
I have GERD and a hiatal hernia and have been taking omeprazole twice a day every day for a few months (I had been on Prevacid for several years before the omeprazole but insurance won't cover it any more). If your main symptom is burping, I would try going off of the omeprazole and switching to gas-x or some other type of gas relief medicine. As long as you aren't having a lot of problems with heartburn or acid reflux, you would probably be fine to discontinue using the omeprazole.
How you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> your medicine is a matter of personal preference, PPIs are generally most effective when taken 1/2hr before the day's first meal (or drinks), however.
Obviously, if after a couple days being on cranberry you don't feel well, then by all means, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> the antibiotic. But when you do, make sure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> a strong probiotic as well. You body is full of both good and bad bacteria. Under normal circumstances these two types are well balanced, the good bacteria keeping the bad stuff at bay. But, when you take antibiotics, it not only kills the bad bacteria, but the good as well.
HI..I am not sure how long it may <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get out of ur system as I am sure it depends on each individuals system as to how long it takes to move thru...... I am sure ur dr took into account ur history and gave u a time table that he feels will work for u.....
I forgot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> mention <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> my physician that I'm currently taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span>. I just learned that it may affect the tests, how long should I stop taking this drug before I undergo the lab tests?
I was prescribed by the Doctor of omeprazole 20mg to take it once a day, the instruction was not clear on how <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> it. As my practice on taking medicines, i <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span> 20mg after breakfast. Is it ok to take it after breakfast instead of before breakfast? Thank you.
From what I know about any thyroid med you should wait at least an hour before eating. Talk <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> your Dr about this though. You may have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> your other med at night so it does'nt interfere with your thyroid med. Again, your Dr or pharmacist can tell you what's best.
I know these problems are because of taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span> for 16 years. I need <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> know exactly how I can get off of this drug once and for all. Thank you, Nadine mcCracken This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/GERD-Acid-Reflux/Weaning-off-Prilosec/show/1247834">Weaning off Prilosec</a>.
Hi and welcome <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> the GERD forum. it is smart <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> question ur health and the treatment u receive. Were u to a GI Dr and did u have testing? It is possible to have low acid and have the same symptoms so taking meds to reduce acid is not always the answer..... I personally feel (not a medical professional ) that we should know the root cause of the reflux.... Also did ur Dr advise u to modify ur lifestyle and diet? It is important as meds alone can not help solve this issue....
If one is taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span> for GASTRITIS and are told <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> the amount of dose they feel comfortable with (sometimes it helps and other times not - from 40 -80 mg), just how long -WEEKS - MONTHS - YEARS can this drug be taken safely - and what are any consequences for taking it, for example, for over 8 WEEKS, if any???
Apparently <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span> is linked <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> anaemia....slightly worried as my GP prescribed omeprazole to me BECAUSE i had an iron level of 3?! My iron is already very low and B12 is not too great. I take 650mg of ferrograd per day. I have never had a single problem with my stomach or any other part of my digestive tract, save the iron absorbtion. I don't have celiacs either. In over a year my iron level has not increased...only increasingly fallen....
My consultant has taken me off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span> and replaced it with ranitidine due <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> the fact that my magnesium is low, and is making my calcium low too. Has anyone else had experience of this change, and if so, how has your body reacted to it.
I had a hiatel hernia, and also Barrett's Esphagus, and had a very successful surgery <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> correct the problem. In the short term I was told <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> 40mg before breakfast and the same dose before evening dinner, my major meals of the day. It was important to take it 1/2 hour to one hour before the meal. I had no side effects.
the moderator of this site, selmaS discusses the importance of raising the head of the bed, not eating after dinner. It's also important <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span> DR. 20 mg 1/2 hour <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> 1 hour prior to your large meal of the day. Taking it at bedtime, for example, just makes expensive urine. Read the directions, they are so important with this medication. Glad it helped!
Is it possible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> have a reverse reaction <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> Nexium / <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span>? It never really made the symptoms of my recently diagnosed hiatal hernia caused reflux (lump in throat, mostly) go away. It seemed to help for 2 weeks, but after 1 month it seemed to aggravate GERD symptoms. I am reading a lot on the subject, experimenting with diet and relaxation and the occasional spoonful of Maalox. I relate to the person who said they felt fine until after the endoscopy.
Is it possible for this to be a side effect from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span>? And how long does it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get out of your system? I have heard it could <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> 3 months and I have heard it won't take longer than a week??
I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia on March 30. I am supposed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> this for three months and then drop down <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> once a day. Previous to my diagnosis I had taken 20 mg Prilosec OTC first once a day, than twice after my diagnosis, since the prescription was nearly $200.00 for just 2 weeks worth. I was still having heartburn at night so I finally filed the prescription. It really isn't doing any better than the first OTC that I tried per the Physicians Assistant.
I tried not laying down 2 hours after my meal, but it doesn't matter. What I do is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> an antacid + acid reducer <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> sleep. I told my doctor and he recommended to try omeprazole (40 mg) for 30 days. I do not think that I have acid reflux, because my throat or esophagus does not hurt and there is no heart burn. All the pain is in the lower stomach. By stretching, or taking off elastic from undergarment, I can get relief from the pain.
I am taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span> from last four months, my age is 38, i have GERD problem, how many year i can take omeprazole 40 mg safly.
we fully understand how detrimental they are in the long term <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> our overall health and ability <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> ward off future infections. However, when you have weeks and weeks up pain in your upper stomach area to the point that you can't go grocery shopping or to church and test after test after test shows there is nothing wrong, then you start to be willing to try anything, especially if it is recommended by someone who has had similiar issues.
At the time I was also taking Ibuprofen and the symptoms had started before I started taking either (caused by some food-born illness I think), though the symptoms continued for months so I don't really know if the Ibuprofen or omeprazole could have contributed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> them. I was wondering if the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span> could be causing my current symptoms. Can it cause other symptoms of indigestion despite reducing acid?
the colder your stomach is the longer it will <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> digest the food. avoid cheese and margarine. avoid ice cream. try this for a week and you will be better. update me for the results. you also contact me to ask if a certain food is fine to eat or not. I'll be more than willing to help.
then after chemotherpy for lymphoma I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> have it increased <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> 40mg. I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> that and I still have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> gavescon because I get this warmish feeling in my chest and it is usually 2 hours after I eat something. When I take the Gavescon, it does help with the feeling of warmth but I have a sour taste in the back of my throat after taking it. I drink some water and it usually goes away. My lymphoma is gone but my doctor is not too concerned with my stomach problems...
I have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span> for 4 months straight, and it does not seem <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> help my problems. I was diagnosed with GERD, Barrett's esophagus, and gastritis. Although I take the pill daily, many of my symptoms remain. (Pain in upper right quadrant, sometimes burning, difficulty eating, limited diet). I go a few weeks with a little improvement, then the symptoms flare up. When I contact my Dr., he tells me to just continue the medication.
But keep doing this until you come back to 10mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span>. I am off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> Apple cider vinegar, and cabbage <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> 3 pints of juice everyday. Just on a off note: Sipped some coka-cola, after ages. But listen you don't sip it until you get things in control, it can get worse if you consume fizzy drinks or alcohol or spirits. Initially you might think beer is okay sorts, but trust me it is not.
A couple years ago he also put me on 20 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>omeprazole</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> once a day for 14 days, after which he said I could start taking the Ranitidine again if i still had the heartburn.