OMEPRAZOLE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For GERD: “My doctor recommended omeprazole for life-long acid reflux problem. It has worked quite well! But lately I’ve been reading about possible side-effects such as pancreatitis, liver problems, etc. Please advise.”

kingfish (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 12, 2018

For GERD: “I was on this drug for 2 days for heartburn. Besides having heartburn, I am a very healthy and slim person. I am not normally on any medications. Two hours after taking the first dose I had vertigo (intense spinning) from tilting my head. I also had the worst chills. Even wrapping myself in a heavy down comforter did not help. I thought maybe it would be better the next day and kept taking the pills. Again two hours after taking the pill..more chills and vertigo. Heartburn seems safer than the chills and vertigo. I’ll stick to baking soda and water.”

Going back to natural remedies (taken for less than 1 month) February 26, 2018

For GERD: “I had my gallbladder removed in 1986 and had bad acid reflux after that. My doctor put me on Omeprazole, 20 mgs per day. I have taken it ever since. It really works for me. If I miss a dose, then the acid reflux is really bad. The downside of taking it is that I now have to have B12 injections, which (I have read) is because Omeprazole taken longterm, interferes with the absorbtion of B12.”

nellysmummy (taken for 10 years or more) December 28, 2017

For GERD: “I had a weird thing for about 5-7 years where I would cough and gag, after I was completely done eating my food, and sometimes I would throw up in my hand or just acid would come up. I also noticed I couldn’t eat basically anything without having really bad acid reflux. I’ve been on omeprazole for about 2 years and it’s really really helped. I can eat regularly without getting really bad acid reflux. But I’ve noticed that when I do get it it’s way worse than when I got it before. My doctor also dropped my dose from 40mg to 20mg and it made me have acid reflux just not as bad.”

kaelyn December 12, 2017

For Stomach Ulcer: “Day 2; so far so good.”

Guh November 5, 2017

For GERD: “I couldn’t swallow a lot of foods. Food would get caught in my throat and I would have to throw it up. I also had acid reflux. This got progressively worse over 2 1/2 years. An endoscopy showed that I had erosive esophagitis. When I started taking omeprezole I was able to eat with no problems and had no more acid reflux.”

C** October 6, 2017

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