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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 36,261 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 5,632 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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 Rose
April 2, 2014
Rose wrote
Shakiness, tremors
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By Rob Roy
January 30, 2014
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Anti acids and PPI have an impact on my blood sugar levels
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January 4, 2014
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Omaperazole 20mg has caused sudden increase in fasting blood sugar
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omeprazole
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By Chris
August 2, 2013
Chris wrote
Drowsiness and Prilosec
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

49 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
AC never really did work for me, so I switched to Omeprazole...
...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...
Meloxicam, I went straight from it to Pepcid AC, then to...
...the whole 12 weeks, but with the way I'm feeling I don't see that it is making any difference. I really didn't give my body a chance to heal after stopping the Meloxicam, I went straight from it to...
to the cost, I take omeprazole or prilosec, I like pepcid...
...cost, I take omeprazole or prilosec, I like...
compounds, I use Omeprazole or Pantoprazole depending on...
...effective. I suffer from dyspepsia and acid reflux on TRT but it's effectively managed with H2 blockers (chewable Pepcid AC max works best for ...compounds, I use Omeprazole or Pantoprazole depe...
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...
switched to Pepcid AC which only worked for about a week. ...
...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...
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...
Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, it helps reduce...
...different drug classes. Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, it helps reduce the ...acid. Learn more Omeprazole details here. The ...so it works differently than the Omeprazo...
on Omeprazole in the am for a hitatal hernia.  Are you...
...and was already on Omeprazole in the ...I took mine, while on A/C, like I was supposed to and never had any real vomiting.  It wasn't til after chemo was over that I realized I had been having...
I have been taking omeprazole every morning, but it...
...omeprazole every morning, but it isn't enough. So I have been taking pepcid ...easier as time went on. I was getting worried I may have to go to the ER for IV fluids, but I think I am going to...
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