2nd October 2019

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How do I wean myself off omeprazole?

Taper off the PPI slowly.
  1. The higher the dose, the longer the taper.
  2. Decrease the current PPI dose by 50% each week until patient is on the lowest dose once daily.
  3. In 2 weeks, change to H2 blocker.
  4. After 2-4 weeks on H2 blocker, try stopping or weaning.
  5. After 2 weeks off H2 blocker, try tapering off supplements.

What are the side effects of omeprazole?

Common side effects may include:
  • fever;
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;
  • stomach pain, gas;
  • nausea, vomiting, mild diarrhea; or.
  • headache.

Can omeprazole give you cancer?

By the way, doctor: Does long-term use of Prilosec cause stomach cancer? One worry is that ongoing use of PPIs might mask symptoms of gastric cancer or infection with H. pylori, a bacterium that can cause heartburn, stomach ulcers, and an increased risk for stomach cancer.
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