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Proton Pump Inhibitors

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

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  • iam Stop the omeprazole

    hi im Stop the omeprazole How long does it take to remove the effects of the medicine? And I still feel some of the side effects of the drug in my body

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  • Lansoprazole and blood pressure

    This is just a warning for those on Lansoprazole. I have been taking 30mg every morning for the last 8 months and have found it raised my blood pressure to a very high level. I did not know it was the tablets until I forgot to take them one day and when I took my blood pressure it had dropped but when...

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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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  • Question about the aweful Omeprazole side effects. Help!

    I been searching the internet and can’t find answers so if someone can chime in and help it will be a godsend. After 4 days Omeprazole gave me bad gas and bloating. It was worse that the GERD I was trying to treat so I stopped it. When will gas and bloat and belching and aweful nausea go away? I am...

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  • Taking lanzsprozole 30 g a day plus lyrica

    Anyone on here taking ppi and lyrics? I'm on 30 mg lanzsprozole and 75 mg lyrica @day. I take the lanzsprozole for gerd including Barret's oesaphagus and the lyrica for ongoing back pain? Not sure if lyrica is interacting with the ppi?

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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