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Omeprazole

Also known as Losec, Mepradec, Prilosec

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  • Sun sensitive with omeprazole

    I started taking omeprazole 3 weeks ago for severe acid reflux which I am awaiting investigation. 6 days ago I went for a walk as it was a lovely sunny day. I started the next day with horrendous itchy rash, first on my hands and face. The doctor gave me antihistamine which did nothing. Another nice...

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  • Hair loss

    Hi, I've been taking Omerprozrole since April, I have been loosing my hair and now I've got a few bald bits and my hair is gone very thin, has ayone else experienced this problem

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  • Omeprazole made by Teva

    Has anyone has any problems with Omeprazole made by Teva? I have a hiatus hernia and GERD. My GP prescribed 20mg Omeprazole per day and the first time I had the script made up the brand was Almus. I took this for a month and it seemed to work fine. I happened to be somewhere else when I had the repeat...

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  • Omeprazole not working

    Can anyone help? I have suspected Acid Reflux and I have been taking Omeprazole for 3 weeks, I have only noticed a very slight improvement in my condition and I'm wondering if I should stop taking them or do they take much longer to take effect. I have to say I'm not too happy taking them with...

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  • Omeprazole and Dizziness

    Last Friday I was diagnosed with Duodenitits and Gastritis, which I have had a gnawing and sore feeling in my epigastric region for months now. The doctor perscribed Omeprazole 40mg in the morning and Ranitidine 300mg at night... I started taking the ranitidine Friday night and the Omeprazole the next...

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  • Warnings about Omeprazole

    For those of you who are just starting to take omeprazole, please stop and find other alternatives!!! I have endured so much agony from this medication since I first started taking it last year. You might feel better initially but if you take it for longer than 2 weeks, you will find it extremely difficult,...

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  • Need good reviews on long term Omerprazole

    Are there any good stories out there with long term use of ppi’s,? All you here is the bad.  I actually live down the street from NIH ( national institute of health) And asked 3 doctors, and 2 researchers in pharmaceuticals.   They all said the percentage of people with issues is 1 out of...

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  • 20 years on omeprazole...need help coming off!!

    Hi,  I'm 47 and have been taking omeprazole for the best part of 20 years. I recently discovered that the recommendation (by those wonderful/caring people at the pharmaceuticals!) is 14 days so yep, really need to come off em!! Originally diagnosed with reflux oesophogatis (probably didn't...

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  • Omeprazole Side Effects? Light headed? Anxiety Attacks

    My Mother was experiencing severe pain across her ribs and back which the doctors say is indigestion but only now and again. She was put on Omeprazole about a month ago and after taking one in the morning she starts to feel light headed, dizzy and generally unwell. She then seems to panic about it...

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  • Just started omeprazole, foods still bothering me.

    I've been taking omeprazole for almost a week in a 20 mg dose once a day, and I'm wondering when I might be able to start eating trigger foods without experiencing reflux or heartburn.  So far, the medication seems to be easing it a bit, but I still can't drink even a small cup of coffee...

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  • Started Omeprazole

    Ive started taking Omeprazole little over and a week and ive had a alot of side effects nauesa etc.I had my blood work done cbc ferrin lft etc but the doctor wants to run a white blood count again in 2 weeks does Omeprazole mess with blood work?

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  • Can I take Aloe Vera juice and DGL tablets with Omeprazole

    Hi guys,  I am treating an inflamed Esophageal ulcer caused by a hiatus hernia , due to my ignorance to iboprofean!  My question is I am on 80mg Omeprazole a day, can take natural remedies while I am on the Omeprazole, or will the DGL and the Aloe Vera juice stop the Omeprazole working properly. ...

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  • omeprazole

    Omeprazole 20mg -Started taking 1 tablet daily for 11 days ,On  6th day i woke up and my one eye was burning and felt bruised . This lasted 48 hrs, and then eased off a lot.on 9th day forgot to take a tablet. and all was well. Took one on 10th day and woke up in night with burning eye again. Nothnig...

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  • Long term use of Omeprazole

    Hello, I am a long term user of this medicine and wanted to share my experience of this medicine and my condition which was diagnosed some 15 years ago. I was diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), I have for many years suffered with diahorea stomach bloating and general pain and discomfort...

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  • Extended use of Omeprazole

    I have been on Omeprazole for 4 years and have experienced severe leg cramping at night. I have had multiple blood tests and also an EMG with no results. The doctor put me on Baclofen which is a muscle relaxer and this has not helped. Has anyone else experienced this because it's driving me crazy....

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  • Sudden onset indigestion/acid reflux - gone in 5 months

    I hope this is the optimistic upbeat post someone is looking for. I'm writing it because there was nothing similar for me when I suddenly (overnight) developed acid reflux (acid high in the throat, rather than the mid chest pain). I'm not overweight, stressed etc. In fact, I'm vegetarian...

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  • Omeprazole and body cramps/ spams

     I was put on omeprazole by my gastroenterologist. I took it for approximately five weeks when I started to have moderate- severe leg spasms. This would  go on for hours. I told my gastroenterologist about it and he told me that usually this was a side effect if you took it for a long time....

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  • Proton Pump causes joint pain

    I have been suffering from severe joint pain for years. Doctors and specialist put this down to arthritis, but they were wrong.  The cause was Omeperazole causing Vitamin B12 deficiency.  It was easily corrected by taking a high dose of Vitamin B12.  Within a week, pains in foot, back,...

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  • Omprezalole

    Off Omprezalole slow wean but now totally off 4 weeks and dealing with lower abdominal cramps and gas! Pains wake me up. Any suggestions or relief in sight?

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  • Stomach pain

    Hi, I'm into my third week on Omeprazole and this evening I felt a pain in my stomach just below the belly button as if someone was pressing a finger into my stomach (which is the only way I can describe it). As I've never had a pain like that before I assume it must be related to being on these...

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  • Major tip to get off Omeprazole

    When I was getting off omeprazole it felt impossible until I discovered a way to lower the dose as gradually as you want.  You probably have noticed this by now it’s important to slowly wean yourself off. Of course, you can start by trying to reduce your dose in half. And if that works for you –...

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  • Omeprazole with Citalopram

    Hi Everyone, Only two days on Omeprazole 10mg and anxiety escalated with lightheadedness. I also take Citalopram 10mg and I read today that there is a severe interaction between them. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Not going to take any more Omeprazole, hope I haven't done any damage....

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  • taking omeprazole for the last 15 yrs

    I JUST CAN'T FIND A WAY TO STOP TAKING IT, I TRIED SEVERAL ANTIACID MEDS AND THEY DON'T DO THE JOB, I KNOW THAT OMEPRAZOLE CAN CAUSE LONG TERM DAMAGE TO MY HEALTH BUT THERE'S NO OTHER SOLUTIOS, I HAVE A 8 cm HIATAL HERNIA AND THE DOCS WONT OPERATE, SO MY ONLY OPTON IS OMEPRAZOLE AND IF I...

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  • Lpr and dry mouth

    I have a problem for about a year or just over. It started with slight slurring on a daily basis. But then it gradually became more chronic. No other symptoms as such. The more chronic this became the more the anxiety built up anyway after just getting on with life. I thought this is not getting better....

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  • Omeprazole do people know how dangerous ppis are?

    Has anyone read the reports from July last year 2017 premature death in people taking this from 3 months onwards the longer you take it the more risk you have to your body I’m horrified because I’ve been on this drug for 2 and half years off and on and now I’ve had h. Plyori I have had to take it again...

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  • Upper Abdomen Pain

    I’ve been a binge drinker for about 16 years. I used to keep it to weekends and rarely drunk in the house. I have always kept myself fit playing golf / footy etc.  7 years ago I suffered a near fatal car accident and during my recovery I stayed off the alcohol although it slowly crept back. Not...

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  • Omeprazole and mood change?

    Hello, I have taken omeprazole for about 6 months now with no real noticeable side effects at first. It was prescribed for a sinus issue that the GP thought was caused by reflux. Whilst on these, it seems my stomach was constantly upset. The flatulence was unbelievable. About a month in though,...

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  • COMING OFF OMEPRAZOLE PAINLESSLY: cut out red meat

    I've been on it for two years, now off. Firstly, I went down from 20mg to 10mg a day. At this point, I heard that it was a good idea for the Omep dose to precede breakfast by an hour. This worked well and 10mg worked as a result. So the process was Omeprazole, Actimel, cup of tea, Gaviscon double...

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  • Not even been on omeprazol for 1 year, should i not take it?

    Hi everyone, So i was prescribed 20mg omeprazol around 7/8 months ago after experiencing the worst heart burn ever! Now when i say heart burn i mean burning in the heart area. Whenever i look for annswers on heart bearn it allways seems to assume heartburn is related in the center of tye chest wheres...

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  • Omeprazole dosage

    I have been on 20mg daily for a few years now but recently my IBS has got worse...coughing in bed from reflux, discomfort al the time, bad diarrhea. and my doctor I saw this morning said I could take 2 a day.  I never thought to ask at the time but  does anyone take 2 x 20mg a day? And if so,...

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  • Omeprazole and thinning hair

    I have been taking Omeprazole for 8 months now. I find that my hair is becoming very thin. I always had a full thick head of hair and am now getting worried about this side effect. Is this normal. Has anyone else felt this?

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  • Omeprazole 20MG

    I started omeprazole Thursday morning, I take one a day. I take it in the morning since my doctor said it works best on an empty stomach. But by the end of the day I feel like the medicine starts to wear off. Is it okay to take tums as well? 

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  • Taking Omeprisole and getting leg cramps

    Hi, I have been prescribed 1 month of Omeprizole 40mg and 1 month at 20mg to deal with acid reflux. I have been taking the higher dose now for 5 days and i am getting a cramp-like pain in my calf muscle on one side. It is most noticeable when sitting or in bed at night. It seems less noticeable when...

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