Can Taking Prilosec Cause Gas And/or Diarrhea?

Question

Asked by Jacquie

Can Taking Prilosec Cause Gas And/or Diarrhea?

I always have stomach problems including gas and/or diarrhea within 10-15 minutes after I eat something....anything. I was wondering if maybe the Prilosec I take for GERD could be causing this.

Answer

Thanks for your question. Diarrhea is among the common side effects of Prilosec, according to its drug information page. However, it does not say how long it takes for this side effect to occur. Whatever the case, your best choice is to ask your doctor about what might be causing this. Only he or she can tell you if this is just a side effect or something more serious. I hope this helps.