| Omeprazole, Prilosec
Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, which reduces stomach acid levels.
Proton pump inhibitor, reduces stomach acid
dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD) and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Omeprazole is combined with the antibiotics clarithromycin and amoxicillin (or metronidazole in penicillin-hypersensitive patients) in the one week eradication triple therapy for Helicobacter pylori.
constipation, diarrhea, elevated hepatic enzymes, headache, hemolysis, hepatic failure, hepatitis, neutropenia, pancytopenia, pernicious anemia, thrombocytopenia,
St JohnÕs Wort
St JohnÕs Wort can increase sensitivity to sunlight, which may add to side effects of proton pump inhibitors.
Folate absorption is best in an acidic environment.
Adequate acid is needed to release Vitamin B12 from protein in foods.
Iron and Zinc
Iron and Zinc are best absorbed in an acidic environment.
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