Q. I am getting diarrhea after taking Kremil-S and Omeprazole. What to do?

Answered by
Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 12, 2020 and last reviewed on: May 23, 2020

Hello doctor,

It has been weeks since I have been feeling acid reflux with symptoms of heartburn and back pain. I have been taking Kremil-S and Omeprazole. Lately, I am experiencing diarrhea. I hope you can help me.



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I have reviewed your history as well as the medication profile you just shared. (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

So the part of the problem is secondary to the medicine you are taking such as diarrhea which tends to occur secondary to Kremil-S since this medicine contains aluminum and magnesium both could cause diarrhea. I want you to stop it now. In addition, Senokot also causes diarrhea. I am afraid that your initial physician has given you both these medicines for constipation or for stomach pain? You should stop it as well until your diarrhea gets better.

Omepron (Omeprazole) is a generic medication but there are many which are now available with good effect. I recommend you to switch to capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg. Take similarly as you were taking Omepron before breakfast in the morning. If this dose does not help increase the dose to twice daily before the meals.

Let me know in a few days if symptoms persist, I may consider adding other medicines for you if it does not work in your case.

The Probable causes:

Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dyspepsia

Regarding follow up:

Follow up in three to five days.

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