I started taking omeprazole and simvastatin 1 year ago. My blood tests showed "a normal white blood count, but abnormal differential and a low Vitamin D level. Could either or both of these be caused by the drug interaction?
How risky is the interaction between omeprazole and simvastatin? Can it be cause abnormal blood test
- 24 Nov 2009 by peacemonger
- 29 Oct 2010
- vitamins, omeprazole, simvastatin, blood disorders
Added 24 Nov 2009:
WBC Lymphocyte 9.5 (normal 4.0-10.5) Vitamin D 24.6 (normal 32-100)
There is no drug interaction between the two. But, omeprazole alone can cause calcium and vitamin d deficiency, and can also cause vitamin b12 to not be absorbed from the foods you eat and therefore can cause a deficiency in b12 too.If your vitamin d level is too low your health care provider can prescribe a high dose 50,000 iu dose of vitamin d3 taken once weekly for 6 weeks to bring your level up. I hope this helps answer your question
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