Omeprazole and vitamin b12

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Avatar f tn ) In addition, long-term use of antibiotics can deplete vitamin B levels in the body, particularly B2, B9, B12, and vitamin H (biotin), which is considered part of the B complex. Anti-ulcer Medications The body's ability to absorb vitamin B12 is decreased when taking stomach acid-reducing medications such as omeprazole, lansoprazole, ranitidine, cimetidine, or antacids that are often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux, ulcers or related symptoms.
Avatar f tn I have to stop omeprazole two weeks before a blood test to see if i have coeliac. Previous blood tests shoe that i'm anaemic & have low vitamin b12 levels. Does anyone know how long omeprazole take before it gets out of your system. I would appreciate any ideas or if anyone has the same thing...
Avatar m tn Women who do not have enough vitamin B12 in their blood before and after conception have a greater chance of having a baby with brain or spinal cord defects, a new study says. Most at risk may be vegans and vegetarians, since B12 is far more common in meat and animal-based foods, noted an American and Irish research team whose findings were published in the March issue of Pediatrics.. According to the study, women with low levels of B12 had at least 2.
Avatar n tn It is truly a wonder drug, but I'm concerned about long term usage as I see other posters in here have the same concerns well as problems with possible side effects, including cardiovascular concerns because of chest pains and palpitations. What are the true side effects of omeprazole? Are we really being told the truth about this drug? Thank you for your answer.
Avatar f tn Who here has dealt with chronic low vitamin d and/or iron? (b12 not as worried about) Does anyone have any advice on testing I need to do, such as bone scans or density or softness tests etc? Anyone know of any information concerning CHILDREN with hypothyroidism and how it will effect the body if untreated into adulthood (which, sadly, is my case!)? I have seen multiple cases of people with thyroid disorders, usually hashimotos, that have issues taking vitamin d.
Avatar f tn Ask your MD to do a full Iron profile blood work with Vitamin B12 to determine if you have some type of anemia or not. Fatigue is a side effect from breathing issues similar to yours as you stated too.
Avatar f tn CFS pressure was high because I am over weight (6'2 275lbs) Memory loss is due to a vitamin B12 deficiency Vitamin B12 deficiency was due to long term use of Omeprazole To fix this he perscribed me Acetazolamide twice a day Nortriptyline once a day Vitamin B12 once a day Continue Omeprazole once a day Continue Allegra once a day And to follow up with my Primary care physician I don't feel like I was given a good enough reason for the CFS pressure to be so high and the reason being is I may be
Avatar n tn Omeprazole related Vit B12 deficiency is usually seen in people with poor dietary intake of vitamin B12, poor vitamin B12 stores, and certain gastrointestinal disorders. So if you also have IBS or malabsorption syndromes or pernicious anemia, then it is a possibility. Liver, beef, fortified cereals, chicken, egg etc are good sources of Vit B12. Also just two months on Omeprazole cannot reduce Vit B12 substantially. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn The first few things to be ruled out are iron, vitamin C and B12 deficiency. Then it can be an allergic reaction to something you eat or your tooth paste. It can also be acid blisters due to a bad gastric reflux. Take Omeprazole empty stomach in morning and an antacid gel at bedtime. Refrain from smoking, alcohol, fuzzy drinks and spicy food. See if this helps. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar m tn Your problems can be a combination of bad gastric reflux and vitamin B 12 or electrolyte deficiency. Hence, it is important to get serum electrolytes and vitamin B12 levels checked. The gastric reflux can cause chemical burn of the tongue caused by acid from the stomach. The symptoms could be exacerbation of the GERD or gastric reflux. It could also be hiatal hernia. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes.
Avatar n tn A friend of mine was taking the same one that I was at the same dosage that I was taking it and she said that it destroyed the lining of her stomach and small intestine. She has to have vitamin B12 shots regularly for the rest of her life now. I don't know about risk for cancer, but I know the risk that my friend warned me about. I control my symptoms the best I can through my diet.
Avatar m tn This can be diagnosed with carbon urea breath test. It is treated with a combination of antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole, and with antacids, and diet and lifestyle changes. Chills without fever can be due to low blood sugar or hypoglycemia or due to low vitamin B12. The commonest causes of chills with fever are UTI, viral fever, pneumonia, typhoid and ear inections. It can also be malaria which is often difficult to catch by diagnostic tests.
1210142 tn?1266080631 If you plan to take it for years, them I suggest to get yearly blood test for Vit. B12, Calcium and Magnesium. If necessary Vitamin B12 can be injected and Magnesium can be orally supplemented, I do not know about calcium (do not know if it exist in injectable form) any oral intake will not be assimilated unless that your stomach has a minimum acidity level Jesus.
Avatar m tn so only very slightly enlarged) 3. Anaemia B12 and B6 4. Returning stress related throat thrush 5. Occasional (in my opinion, stress related) arrhythmic tachycardia (also, my regular rest heart beat is 100/min) 6. One month ago diagnosed with stomach ulcer. 7. Long term diarrhea These are the meds I take for the above diagnosed health issues: 1. First 5 years and 9 months - Combivir and Stocrin. Last 3 months switched to Atripla. 2. No meds for this as it's only slightly enlarged 3.
Avatar n tn I do know that GERD medicatons tend to cause malabsorbtion problems and b12 is a water soluble vitamin and the stores we have tend to get used up pretty quickly when you don't absorb. Dieting can also lead to quicker depletion. With thyroid problems the vitamin d is usually low as well.
1364792 tn?1278054787 I started taking omeprazole for acid reflux but stopped it after reading about the side effects,anemia as it takes out vitamin b12,broken bones as it takes out calcium and a risk of severe cold infections as it takes out vitamin c.A local doctor links acid reflux with anemia,so I started taking multi vits with iron and the acid reflux disappeared.
Avatar m tn Take some over the counter supplements of B complex, Omeprazole 20 mg and antacids. Increase yoghurts and fermented food in your diet. Avoid heavy meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food.
Avatar m tn All that has shown up for me is the gallstones, some mild colon inflammation on a CT scan and some larger than normal lymph nodes in the retroperitoneum and some vitamin deficiencies mild vitamin d and b12 and a very moderately severe phosphorus deficiency. Anyway, thanks for the helpful comments. I'm still debating having my gallbladder removed and I am going to have a HIDA scan soon -- the gallstones were found on the ultrasound, but the gallbladder itself did not seem to be too inflamed.
11072290 tn?1415066835 Nerve conduction tests would indicate if there is any impingement on the nerves. A blood test to check your Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, levels and also glucose levels would be useful. Sometimes pins and needles can be felt because of those vitamin deficiencies. Pins and needles can also be due to nerve damage due to high sugar levels. The HbA1C test would show your blood sugar levels over a period of 3 months. Make an appointment to see your dentist with regard to your painful teeth.
Avatar f tn My co-workers have suggested anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency, varicose veins, and gluten intolerance. After my endoscopy I was diagnosed with esophagitis from eating something I'm allergic to. On July 1st ill be seeing an allergist to help with that. I'm just not understanding the chest pain, especially since I've never had it before. Has anyone had anything similar happen to them?
Avatar m tn A neurologist with regard to the pinched nerves. Sometimes a lack of Vitamin B12 can also show up as tinging sensations in the nerves. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn Shortness of breath upon exertion. Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia Symptoms Low levels of vitamin B12 cause damage to the brain and nerve cells. The symptoms this causes may be the first ones you notice. They can include: Numbness or tingling in the fingers and toes. Poor balance and coordination. Forgetfulness. Depression. Confusion. Difficulty thinking and concentrating. Impaired judgment and poor control of impulses. A decreased ability to sense vibration.
Avatar m tn Best treatment option is Triple therapy while prescription require little modifications like change in Antibiotics depending on drug sensitivity,Change in PPI-omeprazole to Rabeprazole or Esmoprazole or Lansoprazole), H2 antagonists-Cimetidine or Famotidine or Ranitidine,Adjustment in combinations of antacids with colic medications and Vitamin B12,dietary modifications,observation of symptoms and regular follow up,which may vary depending on observation with the Attending Physician.
Avatar m tn He did a full blood count and most came back normal except that I had very low vitamin D (33.3mol/L) and high Vitamin B12 (856ng/L). So he's prescribed me 20,000IU cholecalciferol capsules to take (twice a week for 6 weeks).
Avatar f tn The number of nutrient deficiencies that list fatigue as a symptom are numerous but include iron, vitamin B12, and magnesium. The newest warning out for PPI's like omeprazole is magnesium deficiency. Studies found deficiency within 1 year of taking the drug however a few showed deficiency within 3 months. The baking soda test: Mix 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate, not baking powder) in an 8 ounce glass and drink it.
Avatar f tn But I’m still stuttering and my back and legs are still hurting. They sent me home with 5 new meds and I really don’t have any faith in them because I was taking them while I was there and felt nothing. They also still haven’t told me what type of MS I have. The only good thing or weird thing that happened while I was there was that they said that they didn’t think I was diabetic. That’s right they said not diabetic.
Avatar f tn Nexium also affects vitamin B12 levels because the body can’t absorb the vitamin without stomach acid to uncouple the vitamin from protein in food. It also affects the absorption of calcium, which in turn can lead to osteoporosis and fractures. Discuss your concerns with your doctor before stopping any medication. I hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
14801663 tn?1436791766 We also asked about vitamin supplements but it turns out the injection Ishka got for her anaemia is a B vitamin injection (B12 treats anaemia in dogs) and she shouldn't require any more B vitamins. Both the vitamin injection and the blood samples are to be repeated every three weeks. Now here is the interesting bit that I know you'll like...
Avatar m tn Tingling, burning or itching of tongue is usually due to vitamin B12 deficiency. Low intrinsic factor in gut that hampers absorption of B12 and causes pernicious anemia is the commonest cause. If this is so the increasing intake of B12 will not help, and you will need to take Vitamin B12 injections at regular frequency as prescribed by your doctor. Other causes are parasites in the gut, diet poor in Vit B12, Crohn;s disease, IBS, or poor metabolism by liver are the causes behind it.
Avatar f tn It is good that your doctor is increasing your dosage, but I think you can increase faster and optimize Free T4 and Free T3 a bit faster. If you do that and get your D, B12 and ferritin in line, you will notice a big improvement.