Omeprazole how to take

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Avatar n tn With age it changes from acetylsalicylic acid to acetic acid (vinegar) and salicylic acid. It's harmless to take after it starts smelling strongly of vinegar, but it won't cure a headache anymore.
Avatar n tn How you take 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn Obviously, if after a couple days being on cranberry you don't feel well, then by all means, take the antibiotic. But when you do, make sure to take 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.
Avatar m tn The drug reviews say it usually takes up to 4 days to feel better. Is this the case, or may it take longer time to see results? Thanks.
Avatar f tn HI..I am not sure how long it may take to 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.....
Avatar m tn I forgot to mention to my physician that I'm currently taking omeprazole. I just learned that it may affect the tests, how long should I stop taking this drug before I undergo the lab tests?
Avatar f tn I was prescribed by the Doctor of omeprazole 20mg to take it once a day, The instruction was not clear on how to take it. As my practice on taking medicines, i take omeprazole 20mg after breakfast. Is it ok to take it after breakfast instead of before breakfast? Thank you.
Avatar m tn From what I know about any thyroid med you should wait at least an hour before eating. Talk to your Dr about this though. You may have to take 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.
Avatar f tn I know these problems are because of taking Omeprazole for 16 years. I need to 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>.
Avatar m tn Hi and welcome to the GERD forum. it is smart to 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....
Avatar f tn If one is taking OMEPRAZOLE for GASTRITIS and are told to take 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???
Avatar n tn Apparently Omeprazole is linked to 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....
Avatar f tn My consultant has taken me off omeprazole and replaced it with ranitidine due to 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.
709686 tn?1277435759 I had a hiatel hernia, and also Barrett's Esphagus, and had a very successful surgery to correct the problem. In the short term I was told to take 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.
974371 tn?1424656729 The moderator of this site, selmaS discusses the importance of raising the head of the bed, not eating after dinner. It's also important to take Omeprazole DR. 20 mg 1/2 hour to 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!
Avatar n tn Is it possible to have a reverse reaction to Nexium / omeprazole? 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.
581954 tn?1223395096 Is it possible for this to be a side effect from Omeprazole? And how long does it take to get out of your system? I have heard it could take 3 months and I have heard it won't take longer than a week??
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia on March 30. I am supposed to take this for three months and then drop down to 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.
Avatar m tn I tried not laying down 2 hours after my meal, but it doesn't matter. What I do is take an antacid + acid reducer to get to 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.
Avatar f tn we fully understand how detrimental they are in the long term to our overall health and ability to 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.
Avatar n tn I am taking omeprazole from last four months, my age is 38, i have GERD problem, how many year i can take omeprazole 40 mg safly.
Avatar n tn So went to see Doctor, did a very detailed ultrasound, and all looks well, increased dosage of Omeprazole from 20 to 40 mg, suppose to take it for two weeks, then go back down to 20mg and see how I feel.
Avatar m tn 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 to them. I was wondering if the Omeprazole could be causing my current symptoms. Can it cause other symptoms of indigestion despite reducing acid?
Avatar f tn the colder your stomach is the longer it will take to 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.
Avatar n tn Hello, When I visited my doctor about my left upper abdominal discomfort, he prescribed Omeprazole 20mg for me. I would like to know the effect this drug will have on me since i am a hepatitis B patient. Currently I am not on treatment.
Avatar f tn then after chemotherpy for lymphoma I had to have it increased to 40mg. I take that and I still have to take 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...
Avatar n tn But keep doing this until you come back to 10mg Omeprazole. I am off to take Apple cider vinegar, and cabbage to take 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.
Avatar n tn I have been on omeprazole for 4 months straight, and it does not seem to 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.