Omeprazole side effects long term use

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Avatar n tn Long-term use of Proton Pump Inhibitors can cause or exacerbate Osteoporosis, chest pain, distended stomach, nausea, diarrhea/constipation, abdominal pain, flatulence, headache & trouble swallowing. They can also interfere with the absorption of other drugs. As you can see, most of the side effects appear to be gastrointestinal, which means we have to be aware of whether our symptoms are coming from the Reflux/Barrett's, etc.
Avatar m tn The weird side effects continued and new side effects emerged such as white hair,. hair falling out, weight loss,. muscle soreness,. stomach pain, and runny nose. I complained about this again and finally after 3 months, the doc switched the medication to a different PPI. I still had side effects so then I was switched to an H2 blocker. I have been off all PPIs and h2 blockers for 4 months but im left with side effects that I have no idea how to get rid of.
Avatar m tn HI! At the proper doses no,it's good for you to take supplemental D. Calcium should be not taken in more than 400 mg doses at a time due to possible adding to coronary placquing at higher doses..... Omeprazole has been in the "medical" news a LOT and it was not made to be taken long term. Everything from risk of infections, pneumonia,and heart disease as well as increased risk of stomach cancer. I am not allowed to refer you to my blog but I know that Dr.
Avatar n tn Some claim that, since they have been in use in Europe for a longer period than America, and that there doesn't appear to be strong evidence of adverse effects from long-term use in Europe, you should be OK. I am not a doctor, but I am inclined to believe that long-term use of any drug that effects the gastrointestinal function must carry some risk. That view is intuitive on my part, not scientific.
Avatar n tn My mother was on long term acid blocker nexium (similar to prilosec (omeprazole) but more powerful) and these were some of the dozens of symptoms that she no longer suffers with since stopping nexium... severe major clinical depression, severe anxiety, severe constant fungal infections, homocysteine in imminent heart attack range, severe angina pain, severe stomach pain (nexium worsened her gastritis), sky high blood pressure - given less than 5 years to live by an international specialist.
Avatar m tn however, acid reflux medications have not been approved for long-term use. Patients using these OTC acid reflux medications for more than two weeks should talk with their doctors.
Avatar n tn Just to warn you all that some people (me being one of them) experience severe side effects to Omeprazole that are not listed in package inserts or drug info that the pharamacy gives you with your perscription. Check out and search for omeprazole or prilosec. I was taking 40mg omeprazole for almost 3 weeks and it caused severe anxiety, chest pain, dizziness, tight feeling in my throat, arm and leg weakness, abdominal pain, insomnia, and high BP.I thought I was dying.
Avatar f tn I was just curious to see if any of you have already wrapped up your 12 weeks of Incivek. If so, did your side effects get any better? Since I have to treat 48 weeks I have been counting down the days until the Incivek is over and hoping that things will get a little easier once this part is over. Thanks!
Avatar f tn Hi guys i have suffered with reflux on and off for about 7 years. Started off on omeprazole after endoscooy then inxe symptoms stopped would ease myself off them only for symptoms to come back at some point every year and so back on the meds. Last year i got some bad symotoms start up and was fed up with popping pills so tried dgl licorice with aloe vera juice instead. Worked a little but not entirely so went to doc and had another endoscopy (which came back all clear of any nastys).
Avatar m tn You may use over-the-counter antacids after meals and at bedtime, although they do not last very long. Common side effects of antacids include diarrhea or constipation. Other over-the-counter and prescription drugs can treat GERD. They work more slowly than antacids but give you longer relief. Your pharmacist, doctor, or nurse can tell you how to take these drugs. Medications http://digestive.niddk.nih.
Avatar n tn there has been numerous studies concerned with long term use and side-effects, but no concrete evidence of damage to the rest of the body, look up sherry brescia on the net, shes got some very useful diets which have cured gerd disease in many people, its all free, cheers.
Avatar m tn If that doesn't work, a doctor could prescribe antidepressants (like Celexa) to deal with long term or a sedative (i believe it is) like Ativan that could calm you down if you feel like the panic is becoming out of control. (Be wary of these though, many people become addicted to these and use them as a crutch instead of actually dealing with the problem). For me, I was given them on trip #2 to the ER and they were the only thing that got me to sleep that night.
1364792 tn?1278054787 Omeprazole is marketed as Zegerid by Santarus, Prilosec OTC. The side affects mentioned in the above post can happen after long term use.......the absorption issues can become an issue and u should take ur meds at alternate times to avoid one cancelling out the take ur Gerd meds in the AM and ur supplements at night....ur Dr that gives u this med will continue to do blood work to make sure u r not having these side effects.
Avatar m tn I mention that I use omeprazole at every doctor visit and they don't seem to see it as a huge deal, but there does appear to be spirited, active debate about long-term PPI use. I admit that the PPIs are a crutch -- I can pretty much eat whatever I want and I feel great, without having to do any sort of elimination diet. If I try to stop, the well-documented rebound effect happens and within a week or so I feel like I've ingested the contents of a car battery.
284078 tn?1282620298 He is nowhere close to a full recovery and I suspect that he will probably have long term negative effects from the attack. If you are on Topamax or considering taking it, please be aware that it can cause acute myopia, choroidal effusions, acute angle closure glaucoma and severe vision loss. There is absolutely no way to predict who will get this side effect and it can occur even at very low doses.
410221 tn?1227635437 I do agree with you of not considering sleep medication for long-term use due to dependency problem, side effects of drug so on. Also these medications do help only for sometime. So it is better to know the cause or some of aggravating factors that actually causing you the sleeplessness and to focus on getting rid of them as far as possible. A variety of lifestyle modifications such as avoidance of alcohol, caffeine, and medications may help controlling symptoms.
1069105 tn?1256704012 , blockage), or hemorrhaging due to capillary wall weakness secondary to either genetic propensity or vascular wall compromise due to long term hypertension? How do we determine this? What testing should be done? 3. Should she be on the statin drug rather than a regular, time-tested BP med (like her original BP meds listed above)? Don’t statins have dangerous side-effects? What should be the proper treatment regimen?
Avatar n tn These data suggest that its use for more than 15 years is safe. I am not aware of an association with cancer due to long term exposure with these class of medications. If you are still having symptoms despite maximal doses of Nexium, you may want to consider a revision of the surgery as an option. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar m tn In clinical studies, younger age and severe heartburn symptoms predicted if they would require long term PPI requirement. The fact that your symptoms are relieved by only omeprazole once daily (as opposed to multiple-dose) is an excellent sign for your prognosis. Therefore, this idea that once a patient is on a PPI, they will be on it forever is simply not true.
Avatar n tn The fact remains that once the drug is out of your system acid production returns to normal. There is no evidence of any long term effects. It would actually be a good thing if there were because we could treat patients for a limited time but get long term benefit. This doesn't happen. As for njnd, you are describing symptoms of gastroparesis. Because mild cases result in stasis of food in the stomach with irritation the symptoms are frequently treated with a trial of acid suppression.
Avatar n tn What can I do to heal it? What are the long term effects if it never goes away? And what are the long term effect of continuing to use a pill like Nexium.
1210142 tn?1266080631 No assimilation of Calcium, Vitamin Bs, Magnesium (which can affect your heart), increased broken hips... In summary, I would not worry for the interaction with Plavix, since probably you no longer need it, I would be very worry for taking them without a clear diagnostic or reason. If you have got a gastroscopy and they did not see the reason of your pain, chances are that you will get nothing from PPIs. If you have not got the gastroscopy, I would get it before going on PPIs for life.
Avatar n tn What was your treatment for your Hep C? And how long have you been CURED? I just started Harvoni April 6, and so far no side effects other than being a little tired.I was like that also on Interferon and Ribavirn for 48 weeks. No sign of HepC while not the meds, but it came back. Lower viral load but back none the less. I really hope this works this time. I do not want to have to worry about everything any more. I have lived with this since I was 17-18 years old.
Avatar n tn I have had weird tummy-bugs while on the Nexium treatment, so I also don't think that it can be good for long-term use, but some Doctors believe it can prevent you from having surgery...
Avatar m tn Thank you very much guys, yeah I'm doing the 4th triple h-pylori therapy (Nexium before, now Pantoprazole) already cos it wont go away, it's been lasting since 2010, ALTs were pretty normal all the time, US abdomen done two or three times nothing found. So it's not reasonable to do Hep B blood panel again?
Avatar m tn What people do not realize about GERD and proton pump inhibitors is that the drugs do not stop GERD, they merely decrease the amount of stomach acid produced (which can have other not-so-good effects over the long term, particularly in the elderly). If, as frequently happens with GERD, it is caused by a weak lower esophageal sphincter, then you are going to get some reflux particularly at night lying down..