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Omeprazole

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Other Names: Prilosec   Losec   Omez   Omeprazole Magnesium

Pepcid AC

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Other Names: Pepcid   Famotidine
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 40,440 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
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Omeprazole (International Nonproprietary Name) is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer (PUD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD), laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. Omeprazole is o... Read more on Wikipedia
Famotidine (International Nonproprietary Name) is a histamine H2-receptor antagonist that inhibits gastric acid production, and it is commonly used in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD/GORD). It is co... Read more on Wikipedia
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By steve90009
September 7, 2014
steve90009 wrote
Omeprazole
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By jessicai28
July 31, 2014
jessicai28 wrote
Omneprazole gave me acne
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By jessicai28
July 17, 2014
jessicai28 wrote
chest and back acne from omeprazole
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By jack
June 17, 2014
jack wrote
possible omeprazole side effects
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By Rose
April 2, 2014
Rose wrote
Shakiness, tremors
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By Rob Roy
January 30, 2014
Rob Roy wrote
Anti acids and PPI have an impact on my blood sugar levels
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By Srikanth
January 4, 2014
Srikanth wrote
Omaperazole 20mg has caused sudden increase in fasting blood sugar
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I just started taking the same thing and have the same problem. Did you stop the med and diid your sugar go back to the old numbers
Alicia  |  September 30, 2014
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By Jamshid
December 17, 2013
Jamshid wrote
omeprazole
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By Chris
August 2, 2013
Chris wrote
Drowsiness and Prilosec
Husband noticed I was having psychotic episodes on omeprazole. Doctor denied this as a side effect until he got on his computer to prove me wrong. He apologized when he found out he was wrong. I was removed from it and now just drink pickle juice when needed.
JessicaS.  |  August 1, 2014
my husband has been prescribed this medication, but the pills are on 20 mg @, and dosage varies from 1 every other day to 1 per day, depending on the severity of GERD.
suzych  |  December 22, 2013
I have the same experience, after three days of using omeprazole, i became feeling weak alongwith with sleepiness. Not being able to make myself awake, eventhough i have been sleeping for more than 12 hours. I stopped using the medicine, still i have Drowsiness but little reduced
jamshid  |  December 17, 2013
Please take small dose of OMEZ. Later everything will be OK.
Raveendran  |  August 27, 2013
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What patients are saying about Omeprazole vs. Pepcid AC

50 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
me, so I switched to Omeprazole (generic for Prilosec) and...
...really did work for me, so I switched to Omeprazole (generic for Prilosec) and it works just great.� As long as I take it everyday, I have no acid reflux at...
compounds, I use Omeprazole or Pantoprazole depending on...
...effective. I suffer from dyspepsia and acid ...with H2 blockers (chewable Pepcid AC max works best for me). On cycle, and depending on the compounds, I use Omeprazole or Pantoprazole depending o...
ago, but since last Sunday I have had new symptoms: burning...
...Not responding to omeprazole I was diagnosed with Barrett s Esophagus three years ago, but since last Sunday I have had new symptoms: burning acid reflux , ...have started taking Pepcid AC which...
some tums. Before I was on daily omeprazole and still took...
...of my acid reflux was gone.  I've been gluten free now for almost six months and I only have a couple of days a month where I'm in enough pain to take some tums.  Before I was on daily omeprazole a...
zantac, pepcid ac, all cause dizzyness. Any ideas or...
...me? I had vestibular neuronitis (vertigo and ...this I could take zantac or pepcid ac fine. These were the ...tried ginger, aloe vera, omeprazole, pariet, zantac, pepcid ac, all cause dizzyn...
so I switched to Pepcid AC which only worked for about...
...was taking Zantac 75 and it didn't do much, so I switched to Pepcid AC which only worked for about a ...after each meal. Omeprazole is the...
see that you are taking Omeprazole. If you take this drug...
...I see that you are taking Omeprazole.  If you take this drug ...with a moderate case of osteoporosis.  I now use Pepcid AC.  Just wanted to give you a heads up...
significant GERD. I've been on Omeprazole for 1.5 weeks...
...had significant GERD. I've been on Omeprazole for 1.5 weeks so far, ...symptoms were really bothering me. Kind of seems like Pepcid AC was the most effective...This is especially frustrating...
figured I should try the OTC Omeprazole. Less than a week...
After taking Pepcid AC almost every day for the ...I figured I should try the OTC Omeprazole. Less than a week into ...around day 12 and had the stabbing stomach pains that day. Fine since...
AC at night and was already on Omeprazole in the am for a...
...When I was on Taxol, the onc had me taking Pepcid AC at night and was already on Omeprazole in the am for a hitatal hernia.  Are you supposed ...of my system.  Maybe Pepcid AC twice a day would...
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