Omeprazole how to take

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Avatar m tn we r all different and it could be that u would need to take it diff from me...so try it at diff times to see when it is more effective for u. Also, make sure u r avoiding all foods that trigger ur symptoms, and elevate the head of ur bed, this should help keep the acids down where they belong.,...and help avoid those sore throats in the AM. BTW- losing weight can be a trigger for GERD symptoms...so can gaining weight...any change in weight can affect symptoms.
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 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 f tn I want to know if I can take Omeprazole and Pamprin together? I am going through menopause and still have cramps. I am often naseous and sometimes dizzy with the Omeprazole. But today I was unusually dizzy and wondered if it was because I took Pamprin later in the day after taking the Omeprazole. Does anyone know if this is safe to do or not?
Avatar n tn I request you to kindly put a thought as to what is the condition, is there any permanent cure, and is it safe to take PPIs on a permanent basis. Please sir, its my humble request to you to please look into the matter. Hoping your reply soon. Thanking you, Dr.
Avatar n tn For how long can I take omeprazole 20mg
Avatar n tn I recently had a holiday away for 8days and forgot to take my omeprazole and after felt so much better. When I came home I read up the side effects and I seem to have all of them. My Doc said to try them again and within a week all the nastiness came back. Have now stopped again and feel so much better. I was blaming the methotrexate for feeling ill but I now know it wasn't, don't know what the long term effect will be re the naproxen. Is their an alternative to omeprazole ?
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 n tn Prilosec is a very safe drug, but when taken for too long, it can lead to an increase in certain gastric cancers, and it is possible for you to develop a tolerance to the drug. However, if your doctor has deemed it safe for you to use on a long-term basis (this involves a weighing of the risks versus the benefits) then you should continue taking the medicine as directed. Hope this helps, JOHN W.
Avatar f tn Am I taking my BT wrong? All this time I have done under the tongue but on the directions that I just found for my BT thermometer it says it should be more in thr back of your mouth. Which is right?
Avatar n tn How old are they? I overheard a family nurse practitioner giving her opinions. Different medicines break down at different speeds, but in her opinion, most remained effective long after the expiration date. I've taken prescriptions that were 6-12 months out of date and never had a problem. After that I'd throw them out. One that breaks down quickly is plain old aspirin. With age it changes from acetylsalicylic acid to acetic acid (vinegar) and salicylic acid.
Avatar f tn Well I finally ran out of Protonix 40mg and am on my second day of Omeprazole 20mg. What a difference! (or could it be that I am not eating chocolate cake anymore?) I raised the bed higher and that also seems to help. I still have nausea though. I would rather have that than heartburn.. I think. Monday I am going back to the doctor.
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.
1278638 tn?1271155367 I went back to the stomach doctor for a check up and she told me to stop taking the omeprazole and take something less strong like zantac. I was off Omeprazole for maybe three weeks when one night in March 2010 I ate some chips and some strawberries and I ended up getting sick. I started taking the Omeprazole again hoping it would ease my stomach discomfort. It hasn't.
Avatar m tn I'm 27 and I've recently been diagnosed with indigestion. Though, I've found out myself is GERD (via having the symptoms, non-stop for the last week with on and off for a few weeks before). As a sufferer of anxiety and have used medication in the past and would rather not take the omeprazole as prescribed. However, i don't want to completely ignore my GP's advice and stop taking it.
Avatar n tn Now due to the pregnancy, it seemed to worsen as I experience painful heartburns. My doctor recommends I take omeprazole along with antacids. I've been taking antacids because I know they don't bare side effects on pregnancy. I am not sure though with omeprazole. I'm scared. I am afraid it might harm the baby. Anyone here experienced the same?
Avatar m tn t know why but I knew it was not my heart it just did not feel right but my family pannicked a bit and sent for an Ambulance. I kept insisting to the medics that it was not my heart but they did not want to take any chances. I was admitted and went through some tests and they confirmed that I was right. The specialist made me feel awful asking me what do you normally take for heartburn and discharged me with Gaviscon. I have had heartburn before but nothing on this scale, it was agony.
Avatar m tn I'm a male, 32 yo and I'm about to undergo cholesterol, triglyceride and hdl tests. 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 n tn I keep forgetting to take my omeprazole dr 20 mg 30 minutes before meals, can I take it after the meal.
Avatar m tn I am supposed to take two pills daily, one before breakfast and one before dinner. Today, i started having this feeling that food is stuck in my chest and back of my throat but I don't have any problems swallowing. It is an uncomfortable feeling in my chest. I did not have this symptom prior to starting the drug. Is this a side effect of the drug?
2162066 tn?1337015194 Was prescribed Omeprazole (Prilosec) by the PA yesterday afternoon for gastritis. Need to take in evenings on an empty stomach. Will be a while before it starts kicking in, so probably more upright sleeping..
Avatar f tn Omeprazole is known in some to cause rashes.
Avatar n tn I take omeprazole daily for Eosinophilic Esophagitis. I have been having temporal lobe seizures every 4-6 weeks for the past 3 years which is about how long I've been taking Omeprazole. Could this medicine be causing these seizures? 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.....