Prilosec (Omeprazole) - anyone use it?

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NostraHistoria
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   Posted 12/10/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I am out of the hospital, and my doctor gave me Prilosec (Omeprazole). I am still waiting to see if the blood will go away. Anyone have any experience with this drug?
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
Right now (which is not working) after bleeding everyday in BMs: Prednisone (30mg to taper off of for 6 weeks, Azathioprine, Controloc, Potassium, Iron, Multi-Vitamin


Red_34
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   Posted 12/10/2008 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Prilosec for over a year now. It is a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) and is used for acid reflux. Are you having issues with reflux? Or a hiatal hernia?
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Christine1946
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   Posted 12/10/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
     Prilosec is for upper gastric distress.  While on prednisone my GI doctor prescribed Nexium for me.  I no longer have to take it.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


kops2da
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   Posted 12/10/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   

My husband and I both take Prilosec prescription for GERD - gastro reflux.  Took it long before diagnosed with UC.  My husband takes it to counteract acid reflux from medication for lung disease.  Works perfect for me.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Close to remission -spoke too soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


NostraHistoria
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   Posted 12/10/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
As far as I know, I do not have any reflux. However, since I have been on it since yesterday, my stomach has been grumbling. Today's stools were light and white, but they were more liquid than anything else. It was hard to see if it was a real stool or not. Do you get this from this drug usually?
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
Right now (which is not working) after bleeding everyday in BMs: Prednisone (30mg to taper off of for 6 weeks, Azathioprine, Controloc, Potassium, Iron, Multi-Vitamin


kops2da
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   Posted 12/10/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   

I have never had any colon or stool symptoms from Prilosec - just less acid reflux.  By the way, my husband was diagnosed with acid reflux but never has/had heartburn in his life.  It can be silent but will harm your esophagus.  Ask you doctor why he prescribed it.

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Close to remission -spoke too soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


NostraHistoria
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   Posted 12/10/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
What are your symptoms of reflux? I do not even think I have any.
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
Right now (which is not working) after bleeding everyday in BMs: Prednisone (30mg to taper off of for 6 weeks, Azathioprine, Controloc, Potassium, Iron, Multi-Vitamin


Christine1946
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   Posted 12/10/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
     My GI doctor said prednisone could cause stomach ulcers, therefore prescribed the Nexium for me.  Do you get any heartburn, regurgitation?
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


NostraHistoria
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   Posted 12/10/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
As far as I know, I do not have any heartburn or regurgitation. However, what I am seeing now is mucous or light brown liquid bowel movements. They are sort of thick. They do not smell like feces, but the gas with them does.
27m - Dx January 2005 and given 80mg Prednisone to taper off and 12 tablets of Asacol
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
Right now (which is not working) after bleeding everyday in BMs: Prednisone (30mg to taper off of for 6 weeks, Azathioprine, Controloc, Potassium, Iron, Multi-Vitamin


quincy
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   Posted 12/10/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Call the doctor and clarify why you are put on Prilosec.

It's a proton pump inhibitor, to lessen the acid in the stomach to help prevent damage to the stomach lining if you have ulcers there or to lessen the erosion of the esophagus if you have reflux. Prednisone increases the acidity in the stomach because it's a systemic medication and is dissolved in the stomach.

It will not lessen UC bleeding ... which is in the colon.

It does have side effects, however....I didn't feel good while I used it, felt kind of "spacey"...I stopped using it.

Call the doctor.

You could/should consider to ask the doctor for rectal meds to help with rectal inflammation..

quincy
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kops2da
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   Posted 12/10/2008 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, quincy, never heard anyone say that a
proton pump inhibitor caused any side effects especially feeling "spacey".  You learn something new every day!  I have taken Prilosec or Nexium for years and would hate to live without it - even bread or crackers were giving me heartburn - I can eat most everything now.
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Close to remission -spoke too soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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