It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Digestive Disorders Message Board

  • Omeprazole - low dose risks

  • Post New Thread   Reply Reply
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 11-25-2020, 12:29 AM   #1
    arussell99
    (male)
     
    arussell99's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2020
    Location: Worcester, UK
    Posts: 2
    arussell99 HB User
    Omeprazole - low dose risks

    Hi, I've been on Omeprazole for about a decade now, current dose is 10mg daily.

    Hospital consultants in the past have reviewed me and I've had the cameras everywhere which have confirmed no particular issues except maybe a weak stomach valve and a small duodenal ulcer. The last recommendation (some years back) was that 10mg Omeprazole was a minor dose and was safer to take than having constant acid reflux.

    My current GP has just discontinued my omeprazole and recommended indigestion remedies instead.

    I know I can buy omeprazole over the counter so am now torn between just buying it and continuing and the risk of kidney issues with continued usage.

    Any thoughts on whether the risk varies with dose and length of usage? Also maybe if just taking it some days drops the risk or makes little difference?

     
    Reply With Quote
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 11-25-2020, 07:23 AM   #2
    JohnR41
    Senior Veteran
    (male)
     
    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Florida, U.S.A.
    Posts: 2,521
    JohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB UserJohnR41 HB User
    Re: Omeprazole - low dose risks

    I'm sure the risk varies with dose and length of usage, but everyone is different so no one can say for sure what your risk actually will be.

    For example, your overall health status: age, BMI, and what other drugs you might be taking could make a big difference. We don't know any of this but your doctor does and it seems he doesn't want you taking omeprazole.

    One long term side effect could be pancreatitis.

    You mentioned the risk of kidney issues: There are 5 stages of kidney disease with stage 5 being kidney failure. By somewhere around late 70s to early 80s most people are at stage 2. By stage 3 & 4 you will be told what foods you can or cannot eat, and it gets more and more restrictive as the disease progresses. My aunt went through it and it's a terrible way to live.

    So, in my opinion, your best bet is to figure out what foods are causing your digestive disorders. Perhaps it is caused by eating too much of certain foods or not chewing your foods well enough. Or it may be caused by eating too much in general - over eating.

    Good luck.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 11-25-2020, 07:38 AM   #3
    arussell99
    (male)
     
    arussell99's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2020
    Location: Worcester, UK
    Posts: 2
    arussell99 HB User
    Re: Omeprazole - low dose risks

    Thanks, appreciate the response. I'm in my early 50's, my BMI is good and other health concerns are asthma and hereditary BP. My food choices probably don't help, cooked breakfast a few times a week and curries are my favourite. I also like a beer from time to time, so all the red flags for reflux ...

     
    Reply With Quote
    Reply Reply

    Tags
    gerd - physical issues, omeprazole



    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:56 PM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!