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Omeprazole, what do patients say about it?
April 2, 2018

Omeprazole tablets, capsules or liquid are very commonly prescribed to lower stomach acid, in cases of indigestion or acid reflux.

While a majority of patients do not report any side-effects, some do report headaches, diarrhoea and stomach pain. Although some patients only take this medicine for a few weeks, a significant amount of people take Omeprazole for up to 10 years!

Many patients do not report any issues in taking Omeprazole, however some people suffering from many chronic conditions are sometimes scared of adding a new medicine to their daily routine, as they fear possible interactions. Indeed, other drugs can be prescribed alongside Omeprazole, for instance:

  • Methotrexate
  • Apixaban
  • Rivaroxaban
  • Levothroxine

Even though most of these drugs have been shown to have little interaction with Omeprazole at low dose, it can be unnerving to add a new medication to your list.

The solution to this is to talk to your doctor or pharmacist to confirm that there will be no interactions. This is where Medsmart® can help! With all your medicines information stored in one convenient app on your smartphone, you can show your healthcare professional exactly what medicines you are taking. It’s as simple as scanning the barcode on your medicine. Medsmart® even enables you to manage multiple virtual medicine cabinets for you and your loved ones. Medsmart® is a great way to keep track of your medicines in your virtual medicine cabinet, and ensure you take all your medicines at the correct time with reminders and notifications!

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Written by Julie Regamey.

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Disclaimer

This is curated content taken from what people are saying on the web, popular conversations about medicines. We aim to provide a wide range of information for our users and readers to give a brief overview of this medicine’s main use, side effects and possible issues. We have not detailed one specific or individual health condition. We are in no way intending to replace medical advice or prescription, and we strongly suggest individuals seek advice from their doctors, pharmacists or other healthcare professionals. This article is not a substitute for medical advice. Talking Medicines, the company behind Medsmart®, has taken every effort to ensure the information written in this article is accurate but cannot guarantee that all is medically correct. Medsmart® only provides general information about post prescription medication. Medsmart® does not provide medical advice in relation to any individual case or patient, nor does Medsmart® provide medical or diagnostic services. The information provided through Medsmart® does not replace advice obtained from a qualified healthcare professional. Medsmart® users should always consult a healthcare professional before acting on any of the information you read.

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