OMEPRAZOLE Reviews

Average Rating: 1.6 (173 Ratings)

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 1  Gerd Where do I start!! Calf and thigh cramp/ pulled muscle sensations, off balance sensations, dizziness, ear fullness, anxiety, extreme tiredness like I was drunk and uncoordinated, headaches and nausea. I was previously taking famotidine 20mg twice daily and then my doc told me to try omeprazole. Worst decision of my life. As soon as this drug entered my system I felt so so unwell. Stopped talking it after three days as I just couldn’t deal with the effects and then exactly two weeks after stopping omeprazole and going completely cold turkey on everything I was hit with the constant off balance/ dizziness for 6 weeks straight, it took three months for the fatigue to lift which at times was really scary as I felt almost drunk at the same time everyday and now after 5 months my legs are significantly better although i do still have some muscle pulling sensations in my thighs and buttocks area if I stand for too long. Hoping that goes away completely soon. Headaches were bad at the beginning but have slowly improved. By far the worst experience I’ve ever had with a drug. The docs didn’t know what to make of it all and of course aren’t going to admit it was omeprazole that caused it. It does improve over time the longer it is out your system. F 30 3 days
20mg 1X D
11/26/2021
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 3  Duodenal ulcer major depression. Vertigo. Two noses. Ear congestion. Jumping and muscle cramps. Fatigue. Right testicular pain. indigestion I completely felt like I had an undiagnosed and deadly disease and I constantly went to different doctors and was frustrated until I remembered that the symptoms started with starting this damn pill. Not recommended M 21 3 months
2X D
11/22/2021
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 1  Acid reflux Constipation, stomach ache, extreme fatigue & depression, burping, gas, bloating, irritability, cry easily, hopelessness DO NOT TAKE! My stomach pain was much worse with Omeprazole! Gastro doctor said my increased stomach pain was not caused by Omeprazole. On for 40 days, 40 mg 2x daily. Stopping this awful medication tomorrow after finding this awesome website. Thank you everyone for sharing! F 59 40 days
40 mg 2X D
11/11/2021
 2  Dyspepsia Painful gas in chest and back, palpitations,painful under ribs. Omg,I thought it was just me,until read everyone else's reviews,some are the same symptoms,tried to come off before but had backlash of acid,I will keep trying though M 57 5 years
20mg 1X D
10/28/2021
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 1  Ulcer Major anxiety, insomnia, swollen arm pits, hydronephrosis, fatty liver, enlarge prostate, frequently urinating small amounts. Decrease sex drive, heart palpitations, blurry eye close up, stomach pains, left testicular pain, weakness, severe weight loss, hopelessness, brain fog, indigestion, body aches, geographic tongue, nervous stomach, high blood pressure, nausea, peeling feet Stopped taking that crap all my symptoms went away. These idiot DRs had no idea why my kidney was swollen and tried putting me on antibiotics. And I questioned that and got bullshit answer, fast foward 6 months and taking nothing at all and all is gone and I'm 30 lbs heavier. I completely felt like I was dying. And the longer I was on it the worse I was getting M 44 8 months
40mg 1X D
10/18/2021
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 5  Acid reflux Works well. Taken on and off for years. I have had extreme acid problems most of adult life. F 60 1 years
40mg 1X D
10/11/2021
 2  Bloating & Loss of appetite Reflux, back pain between shoulder blades, stomach pain, pain under ribs, pain left side. Tight muscles in stomach, pain under left breast, gurgling stomach. Feeling of gas ball in my stomach. Huge amount of weight loss. Loss of appetite. Colic pain. Crying all the time. Generally feeling unwell. Did not experience any of these symptoms before taking omeprazole except loss of appetite. F 57 5 days
20mg 1X D
9/13/2021
 1  Gerd Dread, panic, racing heart, shortness of breath, pins and needles, chest pain This drug caused me a year of distress. I was seeing specialists for all individual symptoms. Cardiologist, pulmonologist, neurologist, primary care, ER, therapist. Between the chest pain, racing heart, shortness if breath, pins and needles, high BP, numbness in arm, fear, panic. All of my loved ones thought I was losing my mind. I slept at family's house bc I was afraid to be alone for MONTHS! This drug made my life a living hell until I googled and found these reviews. I stopped as soon as I read these and most symptoms disappeared over time. Still dealing with some of it after a year! The withdrawal was terrible. Jolting out of sleep, internal tremors. I'm so thankful for this website. It makes me feel so much less crazy. F 31 9 months
1X D
8/8/2021
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 1  Oesophagitis Hi. I was taking this med and started noticing tinnitus and low and anxious feelings. Eventually connected it after some advice and research. I stopped taking it 19th of June 7 weeks ago. First 2 weeks nausea no appetite kidney infection anxiety. I can eat again now but the anxiety is lingering. Also feelings of depression. Anyone know how long it takes for these side affects to lift? This medication did not suit me at all. Would never take again. F 47 4 months
40mg 1X D
8/5/2021
 1  Gastritis Severe general body weakness, mild headache that's associated with vertigo, legs weakness with pains in the knees, extreme anxiety etc It relieved me off the symptoms of gastritis from day 2 to day 11, I started having these life threatening symptoms from day 11. Serious panic attacks. I am off Omeprazole for 9 days now, still having these life threatening symptoms. I am just confused. I have an appointment with a neurologist tomorrow. M 40 0 weeks
20mg 2X D
7/30/2021
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 1  Silent Reflux/LPR About 20 minutes after the 1st (and ONLY) dose I started to feel strange. Then I got a very toxic taste in my mouth. I started getting pains in my gut area (solar plexus). I went to bed but kept waking up suddenly with shortness of breath every few minutes. In the morning I got up to go to the bathroom. Things started to go black and I almost passed out. I had terrible dizziness for most of the morning. I thought I was dying. I started drinking lots of water to flush myself out. It is early evening now and I still feel awful. I still have that awful taste in my mouth. My gut feels like it is doing somersaults. This stuff is TOXIC!! I will NEVER take it again. BEWARE!! This drug is dangerous! F 69 1 days
20 MG 1X D
7/24/2021
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 1  Acid reflux Worse sharp back pains i have ever had in my life! Chest back pain traveling around my pack into my ribs .such anxiety aomethings wrong! Then thankfully read others like me on reveiws F 41 4 days
20 mg 1X D
6/10/2021
 2  Treatment of esophageal erosion Dizziness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, feelings of dread, brain fog, tinnitus, blurred vision, malaise, reduced athletic performance Omeprazole did not agree with me. At first, I did not believe the side effects were related to taking it, but after researching the post-marketing reports, I am convinced they are connected. I stopped using it about 5 days ago, but the side-effects have not subsided completely. Although it seems like most people have minor side effects from Omeprazole, some people seem to respond to it poorly. Unfortunately, I was one of those people. M 44 60 days
40mg 1X D
5/27/2021
 2  Acid reflux chest tightness burping Headaches and tiredness also increased anxiety Getting off it today. hope these side effects go. F 20 2 weeks
20mg 2X D
5/22/2021
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 1  Gastritis Hello everyone back in February I wrote a review on how terrible I felt well over three later I feel great all side effects are gone after five months of torture it's gone The side effects started to disappear slowly after three months but were still bad with pins and needles in little fingers and jaw then by March only cold toes by April I only got feeling like I put on damp clothes every week then two weeks My god the f*ing torture I went through the worst ever was November and December I stopped taking them on November 5 2020 the first two weeks I had insane depression thinking Im dying crying for nothing I stopped cold Turkey after 10 weeks of taking 80mg a day then last two weeks 120 a day to take away the pain now I only eat vegetables and good food I couldnt eat fried foods ice cream now I can eat them once a week go crazy for two days then back to all good food Dont worry hang in there it will go after three months it starts to die out M 41 10 weeks
80 1X D
5/21/2021
 1  Ulcer Terrible!! I couldn't focus my eyes. I was dizzy and nauseous. That was the first week or so. It got a little better but recently I developed tingling in hands and feet. I'm vision was blurry and light sensitive. Dizzy again and just feel sick. I stopped 2 days ago and feel a little better but still have symptoms. I hope it gets better soon. I have a cervical injury and these side effects have made everything worse. Do not take this!!! F 52 16 days
20mg 1X D
5/16/2021
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 1  Silent Reflux Constipation, bad anxiety, heart palpitations, tightness in throat and chest, shaky hands I went to the ENT due to dealing with a cough, crackling in my throat when I breathed when laying down and laryngitis so bad that I could barely speak. This had been going on for 3 weeks and was getting worse despite one trip to urgent care and 2 trips to the ER. My visit to urgent care was a waste of time and money because they told me to just take an OTC allergy medicine. That did nothing to help. My first trip to the ER, the Dr prescribed a steroid to help with the swelling in my larynx causing the laryngitis. I took that for 10 days and that didn't help either. My 2nd trip to the ER resulted in me having a CT scan of my throat and blood work. Both tests showed nothing of concern. So, the Dr said I needed to go to an ENT doctor. I went to see an ENT and they looked at my larynx with a scope which they said showed that I had silent reflux as well as a sinus infection and white patches on each vocal cord. They prescribed an antibiotic for the sinus infection and Famotidine and Omeprazole for the reflux. The Omeprazole was to be taken in the morning 30 minutes before breakfast and the Famotidine was to be taken at night before bed. After only a few days on these medications, my voice gradually started to return and my cough was almost completely gone. I was so relieved to be able to speak again. During the 2nd week on the medication, I started experiencing anxiety symptoms. My throat and chest would feel very tight and I felt like I was having trouble breathing. I also starte F 40 2 weeks
40mg 1X D
4/17/2021
 1  Rule out gastric/duodenal ulcer I knew this drug could cause acid regurgitation because I was put on it years ago for what my doctor thought might be non-acid reflux. It literally damaged my vocal cords from constant acid rising into my throat, and I was a singer...not anymore. I have been taking it again for 1 week, against my better judgment, to rule out an ulcer, and my doctor assured me it was safe to take it when I brought up concerns. I am experiencing acid in my throat again, and pain along my ribs, and through my stomach, lower abdomen, chest, and shoulder. I'm coming back off it and I'm never taking it again. Word of caution to OTC users....the likelihood of it causing acid regurgitation is increased when you don't have acid reflux because it makes you too alkaline. So if you aren't sure you have reflux, try antacids first. If you do try omeprazole, watch out for hoarseness, gritty voice, acid taste in your throat, or a burning feeling in your throat. If it happens, I would stop taking it and contact a doctor before trying it again. The worst that could happen if you stop taking it is your heartburn comes back. F 35 7 days
20mg 2X D
4/13/2021
 1  Heartburn Heavy/aching legs. Severe joint pain in arms and legs. Facial flushing. Fatigue and Malaise . Stiff joints. Skin rashes. The body aches and joint pain since starting this med is ridiculous. My upper thighs ache like a toothache and I have shooting pains throughout my joints. AVOID THIS MEDICATION!! F 51 5 days
20 MG 1X D
4/11/2021
 2  Sensation of food stuck in throat I started taking these and my problems improved. I continued to take these until I had finished the packet then stopped taking them. Within a few days of taking these I was feeling very anxious, so much so that I got prescribed Propranolol as I was panicking about food being stuck in my throat and that my heart rate was up to 122 BPM whilst sitting down doing nothing. I did not realise at the time that this was a side effect of Omeprazole until now. After being off them for 2-3 weeks I had the worst stomach pain ever. It was a gnawing pain under my ribs, pains in my side absolutely everywhere. I thought that it was the original condition coming back so the next day got Omeprazole again, it took 2 days to get under control. Now I realise it was probably the after effects of coming off Omeprazole rather than the original condition. I still take these as I do not know how to come off them safely. If anyone can advise how to stop taking them please email me. Thank you F 42 2 months
20 MG 1X D
4/4/2021
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OMEPRAZOLE  (OMEPRAZOLE):  Omeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). If you are self-treating with this medication, over-the-counter omeprazole products are used to treat frequent heartburn (occurring 2 or more days a week). Since it may take 1 to 4 days to have full effect, these products do not relieve heartburn right away. For over-the-counter products, carefully read the package instructions to make sure the product is right for you. Check the ingredients on the label even if you have used the product before. The manufacturer may have changed the ingredients. Also, products with similar brand names may contain different ingredients meant for different purposes. Taking the wrong product could harm you.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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