Omeprazole causing flatulence and bloating, worse than the stomach acid for which I'm taking it!

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Hi. I had an alarming choking incident three months ago and thankfully was OK but the diagnosis was that it was a bacterial stomach infection (h pylori) that had led to this. I was prescribed two lots of antibiotics for two weeks then a four-week course of Omeprazole. Things seemed to be fine though I was still having mild stomach pains and signs of stomach acid. I started taking Omeprazole again but stopped after one week as it seems to be causing flatulence and bloating, so much so that I have to take Deflatine (non-subscription) to ease the bloating and it does work. So was I right in my assumption that Omeprazole caused this? It is only two days in since I stopped taking it but I'm hoping that things will improve.

Any comments would be welcome.

Many thanks.

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    Yes I was very bloated on it. I found the side effects of the drug much worse than the original complaint it was meant to treat.

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  • Posted

    I advise you to google "ask a patient prilosec" and take a good look at the patient reviews and comments before deciding to take this drug. I took it for years and it caused me so many problems I'm still recovering from even a month after stopping them.

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