I was taking 20 mgs for a month then doc suggested to double the med because I was still getting stomach pains. Gastro doc suggested I double the dose..taken 12 hours apart. I was slammed with all the major side effects. :( I have stopped all the med, but need to know how long it will take to clear for my system before I go back to just the 20 a day.
Omeprazole - How long does it take for 20 mgs taken twice a day to leave you system?
Question posted by antisal on 20 April 2016
Last updated on 4 March 2018
I made a HUGE error in my previous question....I was taking 40 mgs twice a day. I am on my 6th day without the med, but my joints are still very sore, but much better.
I took Omeprazole for three days. Prescribed two a day, 20 mg. After first pill experienced headache. After second day, woke up in middle of night with back, buttock and back of leg pain. Took one more pill the following morning. Headache and lower back pain continued. Stopped taking the pill. Headache stopped immediately. However back, buttock, and back leg pain continued. This pain has now stopped. It took 72 hours. Do not intend to take this pill again. Please listen to your body. My doctor is excellent. He enlightened me as to diet, eating slowly, and most importantly, not lying down after eating. Had a habit for years to lie on sofa and watch TV. Also, ate dinner very late and two hours later go to bed. Now I sit up for three hours before going to bed. Eat dinner earlier. Researching safe home remedies. Hope this helps.
antisal; It surprised me but omeprazole 20mg clears your system pretty fast you should be fine in just a few days yes 2 but if your side effects were pretty bad at 2 a day you should make sure your feeling a bit better prior to starting it again at one a day. Have a nice evening
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