Omeprazole

Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, which is a group of drugs used to treat conditions that result from too much acid production in the stomach. Omeprazole is used for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), erosive esophagitis, gastric ulcers, Helicobacter pylori infection, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

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Kindly suggest medicines for heartburn, dry cough, and nausea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female, and I am 51 kg by weight. I have been having heartburn, dry cough, and nauseous feel for almost a month now. I have amended my diet for more than two months and have not been eating pork or beef. I am taking veggies and fish now. Also, I am eating small portion...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your detailed history, which is more suggestive of reflux disease. You can follow preventive measures like elevating the headend of your bed by at least 5 inches, and there should be at least two hours gap between dinner and going to bed. Avoid smoking, and l...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for upper right abdominal pain with vomiting.

Query: Hi doctor, Please help me. What is the reason for me to have upper right abdominal pain? My pain got started before three days after drinking coffee around 2 pm. I felt it as an acidic stomach. I took Kremil S and got some relief from the pain. But after taking dinner, it became worse. Then I took ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer my questions. Please mention the type of pain whether it is localized or radiates to some other place. Please mention the score given for the condition. Please mention whether it is present post-meal. Please mention whether you have constipation or diarrhe...  Read Full »

How do we differentiate between psoriatic arthritis and gout?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old female, and I have various inflammatory and autoimmune issues, but we are looking to find a more significant issue. I have severe asthma, especially to scents (sometimes not controlled by the use of several different puffers), anaphylaxis, especially to certain pollen,...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think your rheumatologist is right because gout is extremely rare in a person of your age and gender. Psoriatic arthritis could be the likely diagnosis. If your rheumatologist sees you during acute pain episodes, he should not have much difficulty in diagnosing you. Y...  Read Full »

What causes the feeling of something stuck in the chest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 56 years old, my height is 5'8, and my weight 143 pounds. I feel like something is always stuck in my chest. I have had EKG, chest X-ray, and EGD procedure that showed I had a small hernia and my LES was somewhat open, and they used forceps to close it with good success. I was pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing to us. I studied your case you have described everything in detail. There can be various factors that need to be closed in your case. If you have it for long, then it has become chronic GERD. In chronic GERD, mainly the normal tissue or layer is c...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from abdominal pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been in the ER twice in the last two weeks for abdominal pain. The pain is just below my rib cage in the middle of the stomach. It only happens about 2 hours after I eat and lasts for about 6 hours or until the pain medicines they give me. The pain has come like labor pain for hour...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. This kind of pain is mostly due to acid reflux or gall bladder issues like stones in the gall bladder called as cholelithiasis. It can also be due to hiatus hernia associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). So, for the evaluation of g...  Read Full »

Why do I get frequent abdominal discomforts even after taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have GERD and treating it for over a year, and it is pretty manageable. I did a couple of Prilosec courses as per the doctor's instructions. I did periodic Zantac for a while and made significant diet changes (cutting trigger foods, smaller portions, not eating late). I do not smoke...  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have described are mild to moderate GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), which can be well managed with medicines and lifestyle management. I would suggest continuing Prilosec as it decreases the stomach's acidic content and prevents damage to yo...  Read Full »

Why do I get throat pain during swallowing?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain on the left side of my throat when I swallow for the past two days. I am not sick and do not have a sore throat, fever, swollen glands, or any change in my throat. I am a 51-year-old female. Do you know what this could be and what I can do about it?  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please capture a photo for your throat and send it to me. Do you have reflux in the form of a burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? Do you have a bitter taste in your throat when waking up in the morning?  Read Full »

Can GERD cause abdominal pain?

Query: Hello, I woke up at 7 this morning with severe abdominal pain that radiated into my back and shoulder. I have history of reflux, I took omeprazole this morning which did not relieve any symptoms. I took acetaminophen to relieve the pain and now the pain is dull but aggravated with movement.  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Thanks for your query. The possible reasons for such a pain could be due to gastrointestonal causes such as gastric/dudenal ulcer or gastritis (often due to H.pylori infection and aggravated by stress, altered diet regime, certain drugs causing increased gastric acid production or damaging stomach,...  Read Full »

Is it normal to get stomach pain, bloating, and loss of appetite with Prilosec?

Query: Hello doctor, Are loss of appetite, stomach pain, and bloating normal when taking Prilosec? I went to an ENT doctor for some chest and throat tightness, and they suspect acid reflux. I did not have these symptoms before taking the medication. I feel like there is a weight on my chest with a sore ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, these are all side effects of the Prilosec. It can cause bloating, diarrhea, loss of appetite. However, pain is a rare phenomenon. Symptoms of chest tightness do not seem to be due to acid reflux. Burning, sore taste in the mouth and throat, acid brash are com...  Read Full »

Why does my mom repeatedly have pain under the breastbone?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 63 years of age. She is getting pain under her right breastbone followed by acid reflux and burning in her stomach with a sour taste in her mouth. They did an ultrasound, which showed three gallstones. She had her gallbladder removed three months ago. Now, she is getting the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The initial presentation of your mom was consistent with dyspepsia and I am not surprised that her symptoms are back. The issue that needs further investigation is the fact that she is not responding to the conventional therapy with Omeprazole. I have a few questions; ...  Read Full »

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