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Proton Pump Inhibitors

Also known as Esomeprazole, Lansoprazole, Losec, Mepradec, Nexium, Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, Prevacid, Prilosec, Rabeprazole

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  • Omeprazole has ruined my life

    I really regret taking prilosec, i fell ill with a virus last december that caused gastroenteritis (severe acid reflux and diarrhea).. i was told to take omeprazole for 14 day treatment.. at the time i did not experience any side effects so after the 14 day treatment was over, about a week later i experienced...

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  • Could Omeprazole be making me worse

    Hello Everyone Just wondering if some of you can give me your thoughts on whether Omeprazole might actually be contributing to my symptoms rather than helping them. I've been on Omeprazole for about 3 years now, and was prescribed 40mg a day (20mg morning and 20mg evening), initially for suspected...

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  • NEXIUM LONG TERM ADVERSE EFFECTS. PLEASE HELP

    Hello everyone. I am in awful distress I need some help badly no drs understand or know what is wrong with me. Basically long story short. I started taking nexium 40mg when I was around 17 years old (I am now 28) I was prescribed this after zoton did not work for my stomach acid. Nexium always worked...

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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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  • 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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  • Anxious about Reflux need reassurance

    Hi, I have posted before but didn’t hear back from too many people. I have suddenly developed acid reflux, I thought after two weeks it would sort itself out sadly it didn’t. Literally everything I drank or ate I would have excess burping all day and reflux after eating. I went to the drs and they have...

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  • Taking omeprazole but it seems to cause me pain

    I have been taking omeprazole for years for a hiata l hernia. About a 2 months ago I stopped taking them as I read all the bad press.After about a month I started getting reflux symptoms that got worse after my GP doubled my omeprazole and also told me to take ranitidine.I have had a gastroscopy and...

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  • Proton Pump Inhibitors, hair loss and weight gain.

    I’d like to start an up to date discussion on a possible link between PPIs, hair loss and weight gain.  I’ve been on 80mg per day of Pantoprazole, since February. ( For oesophageal ulcers due to NSAIDS) Since Feb I’ve gained over a stone, even though I eat light and exercise daily.  More  alarmingly...

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  • Question about Lanzaprozole very anxious about reflux

    For the past few weeks I have been suffering with acid reflux, lots of burping and sore throat. I suffer from health anxiety due to family history of the C word - I went to the drs and hey prescribed me a PPI for 4 weeks. After 4 days I am not noticing much change at all - should I be worried or do they...

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  • PPI

    Still trying to wean. Off Omprezalole but now on zantac and still getting crappy pain especially when stomach empty.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lansoprazole long term side effects?

    I started off taking 20mg of omeprazole In 2009 when I was 18 and took it basically everyday until 2012 when I was then switched to 30mg of lansoprazole. I have took lansoprazole basically everyday from 2012 to now. I am now 26 so have been taking a ppi basically everyday for the last 8 years. I suffer...

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  • Stopping lansoprazole

    Have been taking30mg  lansoprazole for many years every day and am trying to wean off of it. Started 3 days ago and am using apple cider vinegar instead of that drug and not using Miralax, Metamucil. How long will I have this heart burn?  

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  • Weird Side Effects

    I've been on some form of PPI since about 2000. First it was Omeprazol, then Lansoprazole and now it's Dexilant. The side effects are my breathing, kidneys and abdominal swelling. Specifically, my stomach gets 'distended' when I eat and this makes it hard for me to breath. This makes...

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  • Trying to lower my dose

    Hi. I have been taking lansoprazole for over 5 years as I had chronic heartburn. I am not over weight or smoke etc but do suffer anxiety and take sertraline for it.  I currently take 30mg twice a day but am trying to reduce my dose. I have currently cut a quarter off one of my tablets every other...

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  • Raised ALT

    I have been taking 30mg lanzaprosol for 10 years. I recently had a blood test and have found my liver enzyme ALT is higher than normal. Anyone else had the same and if so what treatment/tests did you have. Got GP appointment next week,

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  • Lansoprasole rash?

    I have been taking 15 mg Lanzoprozole daily for very many years. They help with heartburn caused by Haitus Hernia. Initially I just took them when the heartburn flared but in the past few years have been taking one or two daily or suffer the increasingly severe consequences. A GP told me several years...

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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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  • 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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  • Lansoprazole and haitus hernia

    Hi all,  I’m new to this but really need some advice. I’ve suffered from sever acid reflux with sickness since November and ended up in A&E as I started to vomit blood. It seemed to improve a little then 3 weeks ago it came back worse and I’ve been signed off work since.  I had an endoscopy...

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  • Lansoprazole and test results

    Hello This may seem like a daft question but I have been advised to take a faecal calprotectin stool test for inflammation but I forgot to mention that I’ve been taking lansoprazole for nearly a month now, could this potentially affect the results? (I presume it probably will) if so, how long should...

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  • Last dose of lansoprazole

    Finally off lansoprazole! It's taken a whole year of gradually reducing the dose down to just a few granules to the last step of stopping altogether. So pleased

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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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  • 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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