Generic Name: OMEPRAZOLE DELAYED RELEASE TABLET - ORAL Pronounced: (oh-MEH-pruh-zole) Omeprazole Oral Uses
Omeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus
problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of
acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty
swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the
stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the
esophagus. Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump
If you are self-treating with this medication,
over-the-counter omeprazole products are used to treat frequent heartburn
(occurring 2 or more days a week). Since it may take 1 to 4 days to have full
effect, these products do not relieve heartburn right away.
For over-the-counter products, carefully read the package
instructions to make sure the product is right for you. Check...
Recently, a friend of mine hurt her back. Her doctor suggested she take ibuprofen and steroids to get rid of the pain. Unfortunately, the pain got worse and a new symptom arose: shortness of breath. Before she could get a x-ray to check for pneumonia and a CT scan to look at her back, her shortness of breath got worse, she was very pale and downright exhausted. These new symptoms got so bad she wound up in the ER and was told that if she had waited another day she’d be dead from a bleeding ulcer! How did her symptoms go from a sore back to a life threatening bleeding ulcer so quickly? - Probably the medications.
Peptic ulcers are very common. If a peptic ulcer is in the stomach it is generally called a gastric ulcer whereas a peptic ulcer in the beginning of the small intestines is known as a duodenal ulcer . Most ulcers only harm the first layer of stomach lining and generally heal on their own. They can however progress to the point of being very dange...
Greetings to the HealthCentral community! It's spring, 2009, exactly eight years after the final of my three surgeries for ulcerative colitis. In numerology terms, nine years is a full cycle. So perhaps it is fitting that as I enter this final year of the cycle, I am joining HealthCentral's IBD team as a blogger.
I have the dubious distinction of knowing far too much about abdominal surgery and healing, and it's all from personal experience. I look forward to sharing this experience with you, and answering your questions.
I'm not a healthcare professional. I'm just an innocent bystander who was blindsided by an autoimmune disease I'd never heard about (see my Profile).
Eight years ago, when I woke up from my final surgery, I felt grateful beyond measure. I hoped I would soon forget everything. I hoped I could return to being the normal person I was before.
But, I haven't forgotten, and I haven't returned to my earlier definition of normal. That year-long ro...
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