Does omeprazole cause anxiety and panic attacks?

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My daughter who is 15 was prescribed omeprazole for acid reflex about 2 weeks ago and now she is having panic attacks and severe anxiety..Is anyone else having these side affects from this

medication??

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    Hi I been taking Lansoprazole for years (I think they are the same as omeprazole) they can cause a lot of side effects. Have you read the leaflet that comes with the medication, it should say on there if they cause panic attacks. Or look online for a list of side effects.
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    Hi Diane

    So sorry your daughter is suffering like this.

    I think some people can react very badly to certain drugs. I took sertraline (which is an SSRI anti-depressant) and within 24 hours of taking the first one I had my first ever panic attack. It was horrible. There followed several huge waves of anxiety over the next 3 days - and then, just spent the next 3 weeks in a state of very heightened anxiety - something I hadn't experienced since having PND 10 years ago.

    Within 4 days of stopping taking them, I was back to normal.

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    I suspect that acid reflex problems has something to do with panic attacks also. If her reflex is severe,

    I suggest you ask for more investigations to check if she has a Hiatus Hernia.

    It could just part of her growing up, many teenagers do get severe anxiety issues.

    Also I do suspect that these class of drugs may be responsible for Panic attacks or a combination of it.

    If Panic attacks are bad she can get help to over come them, but please do this quickly because

    panic attacks can lead to severe depression also.

    That is not good in young people.

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    Hi Diane,

    My Husband has taken them for years also a friend but no side effects,but everybody is different so you should tell the GP.

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    Hi Diane

    I've been taking Omeprazole for about six months now. Originally I was prescribed them due to one of the side effects of taking sertraline (50 mg a day for anxiety), and now having been prescribed sertraline for the second time, I'm back to 20mg Omeprazole a day again (having dropped to 10mg as and when needed).

    I'm not sure if there is a link between Omeprazole and anxiety attacks, but my anxiety is sometimes through the roof, to the point that I also need to take up to 80mg propranolol a day in addition. I hadn't considered that Omeprazole might have something to do with it, but perhaps I will speak to my doctor.

    I hope your daughter is ok and has got to the bottom of her anxiety/panic attacks, and thank you for highlighting this.

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    There are a lot of side-effects mentioned in the leaflet inside the box, see if it corresponds to it.

    I have taken omeprazole before but havent suffered any side-effects (i also find it is better than lansoprazole). Anyway they are both medicinal drugs but I just want to point out for the reason of long-term possible effects I started taking Peppermint tea and it gets rid of any gastro problems whether it is bloating, gas, acid or reflux. Whenever any of these things happen to me I drink a cup of peppermint tea (without milk) and im so relieved, now i always keep a box at home.

    The best thing is,...no side-effects.

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    Hi Diane. I was just wandering whether your daughter found out if omeprezole was causing anxiety or was it the reflux? I am so up and down with it at the moment and dnt know which it could be?
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    Hi!

    I know this thread is old... but about a year ago I was prescribed 40 Mg of omeprazole. Shortly after starting it my heartburn was gone BUT I started having panic attacks. At first I thought it was stress at work and life and whatever but did some research and found a lot of other people having the same issues. The drug plays with the chemicals in your brain to stop producing stomach acid. So I'm convinced that is why they started. I stop the meds and went back to tums. It's been a while now and anxiety has gotten much better!

    Hope this helps!

    Ryan

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      hi i too was on 40mg of omeprazole for a few years!! just recently i started having panic attacks and anxiety! i've never been anxious in my life! i also had heart palpitations! i have had loads of tests at the hospital on my heart and blood tests! cut a long story short, i have very low Vitamin D and B12 in turn these can cause anxiety! taking the omeprazole for all these years have depleted all my vitamins!! i stopped taking these horrid tablets 6 weeks ago and feel much better!i just hope they dont take too long to get out of my system! 

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      Hi Ryan

      I never had anxiety before in my life until last year it was very bad was taking panic attacks. It got really bad it was causing sleepin problems I could never get to the bottom of it. We to the doctors I even went to counselling. I was taking omprazole and never thought anything of it. I've went over a full year without telling stressed and yesterday was the first time in a long time I took an omprazole and boom felt really stressed and got wile bad anxiety just seenin the forum now mad me realise that it must be the omprazole.

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