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Omeprazole

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6.8
6.3  Effectiveness
2.8  Side Effects
5.6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 2 Omeprazole side effects and 2 Omeprazole benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is omeprazole and Brand Name is Prilosec.
Omeprazole is manufactured by AstraZeneca.
The active ingredients of this medication are Omeprazole and Sodium Bicarbonate.
Mainly used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid.
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Effectiveness of Omeprazole by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Omeprazole, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 1.3% 4% 77.3% 12% 5.3%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 5.3% 92% 2.7% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 2.7% 96% 1.3% 0%
Breathing 0% 5.3% 90.7% 2.7% 1.3%
Confidence 1.3% 2.7% 88% 6.7% 1.3%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 2.7% 93.3% 4% 0%
Digestion 5.2% 6.5% 58.4% 16.9% 13%
Emotional Well-being 2.7% 5.3% 86.7% 5.3% 0%
Energy 0% 6.7% 81.3% 10.7% 1.3%
Eyesight 0% 5.3% 94.7% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 2.7% 93.3% 2.7% 1.3%
Mental Clarity 1.3% 2.7% 93.3% 2.7% 0%
Pain 0% 5.3% 81.3% 6.7% 6.7%
Patience 1.3% 6.7% 86.7% 5.3% 0%
Sexual Health 4% 1.3% 88% 1.3% 5.3%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 96% 2.7% 1.3%
Sleep 1.3% 8% 76% 8% 6.7%
Stress Level 5.3% 4% 82.7% 6.7% 1.3%
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Commonly Reported Omeprazole Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Headache 90.7% 5.3% 2.7% 1.3% 0%
White/Pale Bowel Movements 94.1% 4.4% 0% 1.5% 0%
Gas 86.2% 3.4% 3.4% 6.9% 0%
Fatigue 89.7% 3.4% 3.4% 3.4% 0%
Depression 92.3% 3.8% 0% 3.8% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 95.7% 0% 4.3% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 91.3% 0% 0% 8.7% 0%
Stomach Ache 95.7% 0% 4.3% 0% 0%
Confusion 96.2% 0% 3.8% 0% 0%
Fever 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 89.8% 6.1% 2% 2% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 91.3% 4.3% 0% 4.3% 0%
Indigestion 87.7% 8.2% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4%
Anxiety 96.2% 0% 3.8% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 92.3% 3.8% 3.8% 0% 0%
Nausea 90.7% 0% 8% 0% 1.3%
Dizziness 92% 5.3% 1.3% 1.3% 0%
Insomnia 92.3% 3.8% 0% 0% 3.8%
Allergic Reaction 96% 2.7% 0% 1.3% 0%
Muscle Cramping 91.3% 0% 4.3% 0% 4.3%
Diarrhea 85.5% 14.5% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Omeprazole Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Reduced Libido 94.1% 0% 0% 0% 5.9%
Abdominal Pain 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Chest Tightness 95.8% 1.4% 2.8% 0% 0%
Difficulty Swallowing 95.7% 2.2% 2.2% 0% 0%
Bleeding 95.6% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 0%
Confusion 91.8% 2% 6.1% 0% 0%
Vomiting 97.3% 1.3% 1.3% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 95.9% 0% 2% 2% 0%
Breast Tenderness 94.1% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%
Fatigue 91.3% 4.3% 4.3% 0% 0%
Sore Throat 91.2% 4.4% 2.9% 1.5% 0%
Fever 94.2% 3.8% 1.9% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Omeprazole
Since taking Omeprazole Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 1%
Fall 2.9%
Hallucination 1%
Hospitalization 1.9%
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User Comments about Omeprazole
08 Jul 2012 I have been on this drug for almost a month. I have gained weight and am swelling. My breasts are sensitive. I have had headaches. I don't feel myself and just realized this drug is what was causing it. I can't wait for it to get out of my system.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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02 Apr 2012 Omeprzole seems to generally work fine. I sometime was getting a sensitive bowel area particualrly in the liver area and stomach area when I didn't get a 'good match' of a meal with taking it. The best match was one that included a healthy dose of Psyllim Seed hull (metamucal) with it. A month or so after I changed my calcium source to Calcium Lactate my dosage has drop 1/2. The switch to Calcium Lactate was a bit more dramatic than I would have supposed. My body apparently dumped the old calcium as fast as possible, and I had to lean on Magnesium (milk of) to get rid of it and the stiffness and mild constipation generated. Now I have more clarity in thinking, am less stressed and unsually wake up more rested.
   —Posted by Gregory D. MELLOTT
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02 Apr 2012 I didn't realize that my comment on 'Evaluating..." would also show up here. Anyway, I should add, since taking Calcium Lactate it has been easier to loose weight. Not only is my appetite less, my energy level is usually slightly better than before. I also need to say that likely since I drink a lot of milk my dose for Calcium Lactate is way under the recommened dose. The old form of Calcium was much closer to recommended.
   —Posted by Gregory D. MELLOTT
02 Apr 2012 Since I changed from the common forms of Calcium to Calcium Lactate my need for Omeprazole, my dosage has dropped 1/2. I should note that the change to Calcium Lactate was a bit more dramatic than I would have thought it would be. Apparently the body just started dumping the Carbanate form as fast as it could, as i had to lean on Magnesium (Milk of) to address the stiffness (and some constipation tendency) I had. The mouth also acquired a slight 'dirty' calcium taste at the time. My present dose of Calcium Lactate is quite low, likely due to the fact that I already drink a lot of milk. My teeth let me 'feel' when Calcium is getting low. I tend to eat everything and seem to require meat to function.
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06 Jan 2012 this medication works well. no side effects experienced
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17 Dec 2011 The only prescription drug that I take and it works just great.
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