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User Reviews for Omeprazole

Also known as: Omesec, Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Zegerid (Original Formulation)

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Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome 1 reviews 52 medications
   
10
Barrett's Esophagus 4 reviews 13 medications
   
9.6
Helicobacter Pylori Infection 2 reviews 60 medications
   
8.4
Erosive Esophagitis 6 reviews 109 medications
   
8.3
GERD 61 reviews 224 medications
   
8.3
Indigestion 9 reviews 233 medications
   
7.9
Duodenal Ulcer 3 reviews 135 medications
   
7.3
Stomach Ulcer 4 reviews 107 medications
   
4.9
Summary of Omeprazole reviews 90 reviews 8.1

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For Barrett's Esophagus: "I have had side effects of nervousness and a few strong anxiety attacks. One that sent me to the hospital thinking I was having a heart attack. I meditate now when I feel it coming on."

   
10

n/a no details January 17, 2016

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For Barrett's Esophagus: "I have a US ARMY service connected disability including GERD and BARRETT'S. The VA has subscribed OMEPRAZOLE or equivalent for the past 30 years (at least) The RX calls for 3 caps daily. However I only take 2, AM & PM. I can eat anything I want with no side effects. I have never in all these years ever been told about a time limit, 7 days. 14 days or any days\ ! ! I can only say that I can not be without these capsules, PERIOD. I guess the time limits must vary with each patient as I have NEVER had a problem.... I am now 86 years OLD !"

   
10

Bobby HW (taken for 10 years or more) January 10, 2016

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For GERD: "I've had mostly positive experiences with Omeprazole and much prefer them over H2-receptor antagonists like Ranitidine. I was working a 5 day a week job but GERD meant I was only capable of working 2-3 of those days. Within a week of starting PPI therapy I was working the full week and within a couple of months felt fit and healthy enough to take on overtime to the tune of 13 days on shift, 1 day off. I've read about things such as calcium, magnesium, iron and vitamin b12 deficiency so I take supplements to boost those levels and stave off any unwanted, long term side effects. As far as short term side effects go I've had some minor constipation from it, some minor aversion to light and a couple of tension headaches in the first 2 months."

   
9.0

George T Hartfiel December 10, 2015

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For GERD: "I began taking Omeprazole a few years ago due to Gerd. Recently I was diagnosed with IBS with constipation, some cramping, pain. I had an Upper GI (EGD), polyps were found in the body of stomach and fundus and also gastric polyps were found. Luckily results were good, not the pre-c type. Doctors should be made to have to give you a warning about this before starting the medication. I'm going to wean myself off of this poison."

BreeG (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 31, 2015

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For Barrett's Esophagus: "I wish I could've been on this much earlier. I first started getting acid reflux with my first pregnancy and it continued for over 20 years. I never knew how dangerous it is...even though there'd be nights I wake up choking, coughing and feeling like someone poured acid down. Two years ago, I started choking on poultry and larger pills. After months of scares, finally saw a doctor. After a few tests & endoscopy, my esophagus was actually closing up. The doctor had to widen it...the reflux had caused so much scarring, he said he could only open it up 2/3 of what it should be. I always thought acid reflux was just an inconvience---never knew it could cause so much damage and potentially could have killed me. Omeprazole really helped."

   
10

SoDo44 October 14, 2015

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For Erosive Esophagitis: "I was getting food stuck n my throat ended up n the hospital they put a balloon down n my chest stretched it open a little & put me on 40 omeprazole it really helps with no side affects that I can tell but if I go over 4 or 5 days without taking it I'll get choked on food but I read u should only take this med for 14 days @ a time. I have taken 1 for 2 years every morning if I miss for a few days I start getting choked on food again should I keep on taking it? I guess either that or choke to death"

   
7.0

calvanator September 26, 2015

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Prilosec (omeprazole) for Helicobacter Pylori Infection: "Yes prilosec stopped my heartburn most of the time. I have been hospitalized after I stopped. I now have arthritis so badly in both my hips I have to have them both replaced. I'm only 44 years old. I've been taking the meds since I was 17. If I would had been diagnosed or even tested for H Pylori this could have been cured years ago and I wouldn't have to have my hips replaced. There is no arthritis that runs on either side of my family."

   
8.0

Arthritis Becca August 13, 2015

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Prilosec (omeprazole) for GERD: "I love this stuff. Ended my reflux and perpetual sore throat. I was thankful for how quickly it worked. Now to the packaging! These pills are nearly inaccessible in the packaging they come in. I use a scissor to open the pockets where the pills are incased and then store the pills in a small bottle."

   
9.0

RickieMH August 12, 2015

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For Stomach Ulcer: "I love it! It cured all of my stomach ulcers in 3 months!"

   
9.0

stephyp August 10, 2015

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Prilosec (omeprazole) for GERD: "I have taken Prilosec for over 15yrs. It works great for the heartburn/reflux/gerd. But let me tell you what it took away from me! It dropped my iron and my iron stores to the bottom, it also took my B12 to the bottom. It also after years of taking it gave me anxiety, cramping of muscles and lead to my potassium being low as well. Then most recently I kept having a horrible burning in my stomach, well guess what Prilosec gave me most of all! A stomach full of gastric polyps!! So now I have weaned myself off this horrible medicine cause gastric polyps are a side effect of it and no one tells you! And if you keep taking it , well guess what it makes even more in your stomach once it starts!! So I weaned myself off it, took over a month"

   
7.0

justme74 July 24, 2015

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Prilosec (omeprazole) for GERD: "This stuff works great with no side effects. I had my gallbladder removed and was suffering from GERD. My doctor prescribed me this. Now I can eat whatever I want with no heartburn."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 22, 2015

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For GERD: "I was prescribed this medication approximately 4 years ago. I experienced severe heartburn and reflux, so much so that I had to sleep with the head of my bed elevated. I filled the prescription but left it in the medicine cabinet for a year without taking one pill. A year after filling it I made a dental appointment because I noticed that the enamel on my teeth was flaking off. The dentist asked me if I had GERD. I said, yes and then he asked me if I was on anything for it. I told him no and he suggested I take something immediately. Turns out the GERD eroded the enamel off of 17 teeth and I had to have extensive dental work done, to the tune of $20K. Expensive lesson to learn but one learned nonetheless. No side effects whatsoever."

   
10

Franipants June 16, 2015

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For GERD: "Twelve year old child took 20mg/once day and felt nauseated, dizzy, with headache, sun sensitivity, and restless. Took for one month. Experience rebound when withdrawn. Went to half dose for once week before completely discontinuing."

   
1.0

mom2015 May 14, 2015

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For GERD: "I have taken low dose omeprozole for the last 20 years. I am a bit concerned about long term usage. I have been getting leg pain and I heard it's not good long term on your bone health."

   
10

hirmil (taken for 10 years or more) March 23, 2015

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For GERD: "I have suffered with acid reflux (inflammation) for over one year, which affected my life massively. I was at my wits end, I completely changed my lifestyle (diet) cutting out all spicy foods (which I love) swapping for yogurts, lots of vegetables and probiotics, helped a little but I'd still suffer with acid reflux every single day. In the end I felt depressed and unable to feel happy. I had an infection called "H pylori" which I feel caused me serious health issues including deficiencies with B12 and folic acid as well as many many more health issues. Anyways in short I've recently been prescribed Esomeprazole 20 mg and OMG within one day I felt miles better, reflux gone and so much stomach relief- this medicine really did help me hugely."

   
9.0

kellyj_1 March 17, 2015

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Prilosec (omeprazole) for GERD: "Doc prescribed this for me but I didn't think it would help, since my main symptoms of shortness of breath and chest tightness and rarely heartburn. Left it in the cabinet for months until recurring stomach pains landed me in the ER. All blood tests, urine tests, and ultrasounds came back normal and once again my doc suggested the Prilosec. Finally caved. I kid you not, within the first day my stomach pains disappeared. I had the best nights sleep the first few days that I could remember, realizing it was actually heartburn waking me up (I contributed my early wakings to anxiety or poor sleep habits). Absolutely no side effects. I can eat whatever I want. I feel like a new person after one week. Hoping this lasts once my 14 days are up!"

   
10

Stacy88 January 31, 2015

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Prilosec OTC (omeprazole) for Indigestion: "I took Prilosec for about 3 years. I began to experience a rapid heartbeat at night. I would wake up at night and have very rapid heartbeat for about 5 minutes. It finally dawned on me to try leaving off the Prilosec. I have been off now for 2 months and am having no more problems with my heart. I found that Pepcid is also good for indigestion and causes me no problem."

   
10

SJOR January 23, 2015

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For GERD: "This is GREAT Medicine I have been using it for a few months now due to BAD heartburn & it works great! So far I don't think I have been experiencing any negative side effects I do believe once It gave me Constipation but it could have been poor diet but Overall GREAT Medicine IF you suffer from HORRIBLE ACID REFLUX!"

   
10

Trippyking42033 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 17, 2015

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For GERD: "Best thing I have used, I started a few days ago and am feeling much better after weeks of horrible reflex. No side effects noticed except feeling like a new person."

   
8.0

desiraejb (taken for less than 1 month) December 22, 2014

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Prilosec (omeprazole) for Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome: "I have a hiatal hernia which can cause bad reflux, etc. I've been taking Prilosec at least ten years (probably closer to fifteen) and I've never had ANY negative side effects. It has been invaluable for relieving the inflammation and irritation associated with reflux, gastritis, GERD, etc. Awesome medicine, never had any interaction issues, and I'm on a number of serious medicines (heart, blood pressure, anti- anxiolytics, and pain meds). I'm 58, and will probably be taking it as long as I'm around. Great medicine."

   
10

neuralgear (taken for 10 years or more) November 2, 2014

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Prilosec (omeprazole) for GERD: "This medicine saved my life. I was in pain and miserable. Tried all the OTC stuff Zantac, Pepcid, Previced, and many others with no success. Then I tried omeprazole and within day's I was better. Great medicine. Would definitely recommend."

   
10

john r... (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2014

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Prilosec (omeprazole) for Erosive Esophagitis: "I have taken Prilosec or omeprazole for years and in increasing doses over time it has given me perfect control over my reflux and heart burn problem. Nexium made me so sick after 5 days of use that I could not get out of bed. Nothing else has ever worked so extremely well than this medicine."

   
10

hannahleila July 9, 2014

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Prilosec OTC (omeprazole) for Indigestion: "I love this medicine because after I take it my stomach feels a lot better."

   
10

Blondie78 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 25, 2014

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Prilosec (omeprazole) for GERD: "Its the best PPI I've tried."

   
10

boydgilbreath (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 4, 2013

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For GERD: "I take this medicine every morning, if I miss one I suffer all day. I want to come off this medicine as I have been on it for over 4 years now. I am 21."

   
7.0

Kelly12121 October 17, 2013

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