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Q. Does Omeprazole 20 mg have side effects?

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Dr. Prathap
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This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 17, 2017 and last reviewed on: Feb 09, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have been suffering from symptoms of gastritis now for over a week. However, I took a capsule of Omeprazole 20 mg, and there seems to be a considerable relief, and I feel a lot better. Is it possible that one capsule can do this? Also, I have read online that Omeprazole can be associated with serious conditions such as pneumonia and heart disease. Is this true?

Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Internal Medicine
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • The worries like pneumonia or so are very very less. It is usually a safe drug.

For more information consult a general medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician


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Thank you doctor,

So, are you saying it is very unlikely that I will get pneumonia? Also, my symptoms have gone away very quickly. Is this possible?

Dr. Prathap

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • It is very unlikely to get complications with Omeprazole. These complications are seen with long term use.
  • Rapid relief of symptoms is possible with Omeprazole.
  • You will need to continue it for at least five days for a sustained benefit.

For more information consult a general medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/general-medicine-physician


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