What is omeprazole 20 mg used to treat?
Omeprazole is used to treat certain conditions where there is too much acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers, erosive esophagitis, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a condition where the acid in the stomach washes back up into the esophagus.
How many days omeprazole should be taken?
OTC omeprazole should be taken for only 14 days in a row. It may take 1 to 4 days before your symptoms improve. Allow at least 4 months to pass before you start a new 14-day course of treatment. Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
What are the benefits of omeprazole?
Nonprescription (over-the-counter) omeprazole is used to treat frequent heartburn (heartburn that occurs at least 2 or more days a week) in adults. Omeprazole is in a class of medications called proton-pump inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of acid made in the stomach.
Can I take vitamin C with omeprazole?
Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between omeprazole and Vitamin C. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
What vitamins should I take with omeprazole?
However, all people taking omeprazole need to either supplement with vitamin B12 or have their vitamin B12 status checked on a yearly basis. Even relatively small amounts of vitamin B12 such as 10–50 mcg per day, are likely to protect against drug induced vitamin depletion.
Can I take multivitamins with omeprazole?
No interactions were found between Daily Multi-Vitamins with Minerals and omeprazole. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Can I take vitamin C while on omeprazole?
Is it OK to take multivitamins with omeprazole?
What vitamins is good for acid reflux?
Some research suggests that B vitamins, including folate, riboflavin, and vitamin B6, may help treat acid reflux.
Can you take vitamin C when you have acid reflux?
If you are prone to indigestion or bowel looseness, then non-acid ‘gentle’ vitamin C is available, which will not upset your digestive system. Such supplements are known as buffered vitamin C, as the acidity is buffered, or neutralised, by chemically combining it with a mineral.