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...
Alternative Names Ulcer - peptic; Ulcer - duodenal; Ulcer - gastric; Duodenal ulcer; Gastric ulcer; Dyspepsia - ulcers Treatment Treatment involves a combination of medications to kill the H. pylori bacteria (if present), and reduce acid levels in the stomach. This strategy allows your ulcer to heal and reduces the chance it will come back. Take all of your medications exactly as prescribed. If you have a peptic ulcer with an H. pylori infection, the standard treatment uses different combinations of the following medications for 5 - 14 days: Two different antibiotics to kill H. pylori , such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), amoxicillin, tetracycline, or metronidazole (Flagyl) Proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), or esomeprazole (Nexium) Bismuth (the main ingredient in Pepto-Bismol) may be added to help kill the bacteria If you have an ulcer without an H. pylori infection, or one that is caused by taking aspirin or NSAIDs, your doctor will likely prescribe a ...
Many people have heard some doctors and practitioners speak about the importance of healing your spirit in order to heal your body. Some of those health professionals go as so far as to say that your body won’t heal fully without addressing the underlying cause that led to disease in the first place. Yes, modern medicine has its place and has done wonders for our life expectancy and survival, but medicine alone will only eliminate the symptoms, which may or may not last a lifetime. Carolyn Myss, author of "Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing" , has written and taught extensively in this area. While there is some mystery as to why illness develops, how to heal from illness, and why one person succeeds and another does not, Myss teaches us that there is a direct connection between spiritual centeredness, energy imbalances and the ability to heal oneself. As I mentioned in one of my first postings, health is not an isolated area of life. It is very holistical...
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