Omeprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Omeprazole is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. Omeprazole is also used to promote healing of erosive esophagitis (damage to your esophagus caused by stomach acid). Omeprazole may also be given together with antibiotics to treat gastric ulcer caused by infection with helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). Omeprazole may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Omeprazole is not for immediate relief of heartburn symptoms. Take this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on the medicine label or on your prescription label. Take each dose of omeprazole with a full glass (8 ounces) of water. Omeprazole is usually taken before eating. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Do not crush, break, or open a delayed-release capsule. Swallow the pill whole. It is specially made to release medicine slowly in the body. Breaking or opening the pill would cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. You may open the delayed-release capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a spoonful of applesauce to make swallowing easier. Swallow this mixture right away without chewing. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard the empty capsule.

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/info/v1/Omeprazole/?z=general/dlp

Omeprazole Discussions

  1. link 11seven
    Blood in urine and swollen neck gland
    Put on 20MG of Omeprazole after diagnosed with hiatal hernia and GERD. First 30 days I experienced blood in my urine and swollen gland on left side of - 34% more...
    11seven- over a year ago - in Omeprazole
  2. link Captavatar
    Stopped working and quitting is bad too
    Was on Omeprazole for 8 years. Thanks doc. It stopped working last week -- wasn't getting painful heartburn but I was burping loudly and constantly al - 90% more...
    Captavatar- over a year ago - in Omeprazole
  3. link Qofs
    Took omeprazole...misery ensued
    I was on 20 mg omeprazole twice per day for five weeks. I developed extreme burning sensations in my skin, it felt like I was doused with gasoline and - 78% more...
    Qofs- over a year ago - in Omeprazole
  4. link Cw
    I HAD HORRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS ON OMEPRAZOLE - I DON'T RECOMMEND TAKING IT
    I also had really bad side effects on Omeprazole. They included, headache, diarrhea, severe stomach cramps, nausea to point of throwing up, ringing in - 67% more...
    Cw- over a year ago - in Omeprazole
  5. link Leslie_lambert
    Severe symptoms of stroke, MS, heart attack, panic attack.....
    I have had GERD for many years, and have taken prilosec off and on when my symptoms worsen. About a month ago, I took it for two weeks, and have since - 85% more...
    Leslie_lambert- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Omeprazole
  6. link Paca
    dependence on omeprazole, side effects including smelly feet
    I started omeprazole last year after having a "cardiac event" (doctors called it that); tightness in chest, rapid increase in blood pressure - 78% more...
    Paca- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Omeprazole
  7. link Pilljunky
    FAT & PANIC!
    I have been on several doses of Omeprazole since March 2011 and during this time my GERD has continued im now on 80mg a day but boy have i put on weig - 58% more...
    Pilljunky- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Omeprazole
  8. link Sue B
    Changes to the pill appearance of Omeprazole
    Has anyone noticed any changes in the effect of Omeprazole since the pill has changed in appearance. I have noticed it tastes unpleasant and I am expe - 53% more...
    Sue B- over a year ago - in Omeprazole
  9. link John1949
    FEEL FLUSHED WITHOUT FEVER -- Not menopause ... I'm male.
    I constantly feel as if I have a fever (i don't), burning in stomach and tingling of face and ears. No ... it's not menopause. I'm a 61-year-old male.
    John1949- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Omeprazole
  10. link Meljohnson
    Rapid & Hard Heart Beating
    My doctor put me on Omeprazole for acid reflux which causes a thick mucus in my throat. I run 20-30 miles a week, so I'm a healthy weight and size. Up - 67% more...
    Meljohnson- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Omeprazole
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