How Long To Continue With Omeprazole?

Oct 24, 2008

I will have been taking Omprazole for a year a at the end of this December and although I realise that many people have been taking it longer, I wonder how long I will be taking this drug. Has anyone any thoughts on the operation that you can have to cure Hiatus Hernia, as this is what my Doc suspects I have. He has mentioned it as a thought for later, and although I am not keen on the idea of operations, I find it a sobering thought that I if I don't have the operation, will I be on this drug for life!?

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Omeprazole :: Long Term Use Of PPIs Causes Gallstones

I have been on Omeprazole for about 3 years (40mg once daily.)

A few days ago I had an episode of biliary colic (Painful), which is caused by gallstones.

I had a liver ultrasound about 4 years ago, which was clear. This means that the gallstones have formed more or less since I was put on Omeprazole.

I was surprised to read on Wikipedia that long-term use of PPIs can cause gallstones (Cholelithiasis).

Has anyone seen any scientific research on this topic? If true, it is such a major side-effect that anyone taking PPIs for any length of time should be advised of it by their doctor.

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Adrenal Insufficiency :: Side Effects Of Long Term Omeprazole 20mg / Vitamin D And Calcium?

Are there any side effect of taking vitamins(e.g. vitamin D+calcium) for long time as 3 months or more.

Does "Omeprazole 20mg" cause any harmful effect in long term use ?

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Bisoprolol :: Can You Continue 2.5 Mg During Pregnancy?

I've been taking bisoprolol 2.5mg for about 2 years for my S V T. I'm 30

it's been a lifesaver for me. has all but stopped my palpitations. I'm now 17 weeks pregnant and have just been transferred from midwife led to consultant led at maternity .

she has told me she wants me to stop taking it because their is a small chance i could have a small baby.

i am so worried that my quality of life is going to go back to heart racing and feeling faint.. and feeling awful doctor told me I could continue it. has anyone other ladies took this when pregnant. I get regular scans and baby is big for dates.

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Pregnancy :: Okay To Continue Breastfeeding?

I have a 6 months baby. Still breastfeeding. My cycle is 7 days late. I decided to do home preg test and is positive. I texted my doctor. She said I can still breastfeed my baby. Has anyone experience this before. Okay to continue breastfeeding?

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Molluscum Contagiosum :: Can I Continue To Have Safe Sex?

I had 2 small (one is about 2mm the other about 1mm) pinkish bumps on my penis skin for several months (I guess more that 6 months). When magnifying, you can see some whitish matter inside the bump. Suspecting about MCV (molluscum contagiosum virus) I waited to see if they disappear and finally went to my derm. Without any hesitation, we was immediate in diagnosing MCV. He gave me a solution of potassium hydroxide (KOH, 1 mL solution with 50 mg of KOH, to use it very parsimoniously as very irritating, 2x/day on the MCV).

I did not start yet and decided to read a bit before and check your experience:

I frequent saunas, gyms and had different sex partners but always had safe sex and very cautious and clean, yet ..

How can my derm be so sure and exclude more serious things as HPV?

IMPORTANT: how I can minimize the chances to spread it when starting with the KOH. DO I NEED TO ALWAYS COVER IT WITH A SMALL BAND-AID after appliance?

Can I continue to have safe sex (condom) with my partner?

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Disc Prolapse :: L5 / S1 But Want To Continue Squash Playing

I have had low back pain with sciatica off and on for years . 3 months back I had an acutely painful episode which stopped me from going to work for 5 days. Subsequently a MRI showed disc prolapse L5/S1. I am 40 yrs old and am an active squash player. I went back to playing squash after taking a 6 week rest but my back seized up again. I am told I am not 'ripe enough ' for surgery .My dilemma is that if I don't keep active playing squash, a part of me would possibly die. I would like to hear from folks who have a prolapsed disc but continue to play squash.

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Orthopedics :: Continue To Use RICE? Ice Actually Prolong The Healing

Recently one of my guys injured his knee in what we assess to be a strained MCL. I'm a combat medic, not a DPT, so I began to look into rehab/treatment plans. Naturally, the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) protocol was highly referenced. However, there is also a large group of health professionals that actually advise AGAINST using ice to combat swelling. They question the efficacy of interrupting the body's inflammatory response, and they also contend that ice increase permeability of the lymphatic system INTO the injured area instead of out. This is in sharp contrast to everything I've been taught about treating inflammation as a result of ortho trauma or joint damage. Is there any validity to the argument that Ice actually prolongs the healing process? Or should I continue to use RICE?

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High Risk To Continue Pregnancy After Cytotec?

I am 1 month and 10 days pregnant and i took cycotec 1 orally and inserted 2 in my vagina.I had spotting atfer 8hrs and til 3-4 days it stop. And now i am confused did it affect my pregnancy? If i will continue my pregnancy is there a high risk that the baby might have deffects?

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PCOS :: Continue Taking Metformin During Pregnancy?

Should I continue taking metformin during pregnancy?

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PCOS :: Continue Depo Provera And Periods To Avoid Cancer?

Since college and then 7 years afterwards, I was lacking a period. Then one day it came back. Wanting to know what happened, a gyno doc diagnosed me with PCOS. Also, the years without a period causes hyperplasia(crowded cells in the uterine lining, the form I had has a slight risk of cancer.) I was treated with provera pills to force a period for a while and the hyperplasia was reversed. I was also diagnosed with mild diabetes and I'm on metformin. When my doc found out I was sexually active and on metformin he encouraged me to be treated by depo provera. Also affecting things I take a drug called trileptal. Trileptal prevents most hormonal birth control from working and it is suggested depo to be given more often while on trileptal.

Anyway the problem is I'm started to get periods when I didn't before on depo and I'm acting all hormonal when I am not suppose to. It's so bad I'm getting breakthrough bipolar symptoms right before these periods. But my gyno says there is no way that is happening and my psych symptoms have nothing to do with the depo because hormone fluctuations are impossible on depo.

I want to go off depo, but my doctor is insistent that if I go off it my periods will stop again and I'll get hyperplasia again and get cancer. But there is no sign of my PCOS and I'm bleeding on depo, now that my pcos is treated why would my periods stop and the hyperplasia come back? I didn't take the depo and a main reason is I'm thinking about a child. Why would he push depo so heavily? Should I get the shot?

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Birth Control :: Continue Taking The Sugar Pill Or Do I Start The Active Pill

I used to be on the pill a while ago and I recently decided to go back on it. I accidently took the sugar pill on my second day of having my period not realising I was meant to start taking the active pills. Can I continue taking the sugar pill or do I start the active pill?

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Omeprazole :: Bit Of Diarrhea?

I have just finished taking Omeprazole and have never felt better.I took the tablets every day around late afternoon,and from the first tablet got instant relief.

If you go on Google there are some references to side effects which may apply to you.

I only got a bit of diarrhea ,but this may have been relevant to food.

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Omeprazole And Oxytetracycline Can Be Taken Together?

Can both of these be taken at the same time??It says about not taking oxy with indigestion remedies.

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Omeprazole With Domperidone Can Be Taken Together?

The dr told me to increase my 20 mg of omeprazole to 40 mg daily. He also gave me a prescription for domperidone to be take half an hour before meals 3 times a day. I usually take the omeprazole an hour before I eat breakfast. Can I take both these pills together or is that dangerous?

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Omeprazole And PPI Bad For Kidneys?

I know everyone bad mouths omeprazole and PPI but I really feel like they saved my life. For two yrs I was against taking them and had constant chest pains, reflux, and lost 30 pounds because all I ate was chicken and rice. Now, after taking the meds I feel like I got my life back. I go out again with my husband and friends, I can eat again (still no chocolate or coffee) and am chest pain free. However, now I see reports of these meds damaging kidneys and I feel trapped. I can't go off the meds cuz the chest pains come right back. Any advice?

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Abortion :: Cytotec To Continue Abortion At 20 Weeks?

I just found out I  was pregnant when I was 9 weeks and 1day along. I barely know the father of the child and unsure of everything. A lot of factors had made me decide to end the pregnancy. The search for cytotec ain't easy in our country . it took a very long time b4 i got the meds. it was October 2014 and I was already on my 3rd month when I took the meds. first attempt: 1 oral 1 vaginal of 200mg. the following morning I had blood in my urine and a small blood clot came out. after 2days I went to the doctor to have some checkup and found put that my pregnancy still continued. Abortion is illegal in our country so I did not tell the doctor about it . 2nd attempt: 1 oral 1 vaginal failed. 3rd attempt: 1 oral 1 vaginal still failed. then last attempt because I only got 10 pills in total: 2 oral and 2 vaginal this time also failed. but on the last attempt I was shivering. the interval in doing these procedures took days.

Still, my pregnancy did not end. And I could still feel it alive inside and moving.

Later when I was 4 months along already , we went to an abortionist that massages the stomach and abortion can occur. But I was far along the pregnancy that massaging it is no longer effective but it makes the fetus dizzy and if used with meds it can cause labor . 

Took us long to buy cytotec again now only 4tabs . since its very expensive and we are short on cash sad to say. I also took other pills that are used also for abortion but in my case they are only mild and can cause dizziness with fetus. 

then the procedure was 2 oral 2 vaginal. 800 mg in total..

Sadly, it still failed.

later, i knew that the cytotec i took was not strong enough . and there is this cytotec pill available in the market that is pink in color and is 500mg ..
I will be taking it 2 oral 2 vaginal . and I hope it will work now. because I made a wrong decision in doing abortion int he first place. and its too late to stop because im afraid the fetus may now have abnormalities. Now I need to continue this and I hope its gonna work.

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Omeprazole :: Taking It For Last 3 Years

In 2010 I was rushed in hospital with Projectile vomiting and my GP put me on Omeprazole which I have been taking ever since. Should I ask my doctor if I can be taken off them now as I've been alright since then.

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Lexapro And Omeprazole During Pregnancy?

I'm currently taking lexapro for anxiety & depression and Omeprazole for Gerd and just found out I'm 4 weeks pregnant.  My doctor said the benefIt's outweigh the risks but I'm reading some really scary defects online and I'm wondering if anyone here has had good/bad experiences with them?

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Omeprazole Vs. Lansoprazole - Which Is More Effective

I have the option to use either for triple therapy to treat a stomach infection (h.pylori)

Omeprazole 20mg 1 tab twice daily
Lansoprazole 15mg 2 tab once daily before dinner

Which one would be more effective? If I have to suffer more so be it. I want this thing gone.

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Omeprazole Contributing To Osteoporosis?

Anybody heard anything about the use of omeprazole contributing to osteoporosis? I am considering stopping the use as I now have osteoporosis. Reading the suggestions to taper off is helpful and I will use them. Have a hiatal hernia and acid reflux but think that it may impede calcium intake.

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