Can't take omeprazole!!

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Does anyone else find that omeprazole gives them diarrrhea?? I have tried to take it twice and can't do it... about a week in and I have diarrhea again. I guess it's back to the Zantac!! I had been having bad reflux symptoms lately and decided to try a week course to calm things down. A bit frustrated !

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    That's one of the unforunate side effects! I'm the other way on it. It gives me awful stomach cramps but then can't go. A few people I know get bad side effects. Shame when it can be such a useful drug. I cope better on zantac.

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    There are other options Lanzoprozole for one.

    I do find it sometimes. Stomach soon settles down. I thunk its a small price to pay for not being in pain with reflux.

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    I've experienced diarrhea, lasted only 3 days. I've experienced stomach cramps which were awful. I got off the drug for 3-4 days and then thing started to get better after I tried the same drug again. The body needs do adapt to the drug. If you don't go to the gym for 2 years and then start you'll get extreme muslce pain and soreness, but then, if you start to go continously the muscle pain will diminish because you got used to it. Same with drugs. I'm on pantoprazole for 8 months now daily and have no sides whatsoever.

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    Yeah omeprozole is known for this side effect

    That and stomach cramps are very common , didn't work out to well for me either while I was taking it . Had to stop after just 2 weeks, started having bad stomach cramps and diarrhea almost daily , of course once i spoke to my doc office , I stopped the med and drank a ton of water for a few days to flush it out of my system, the cramps and the rest of it went away .

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