Have you experienced Omebeta side effects?
If you’re currently taking Omebeta – or are a former Omebeta user, report the side effects that you experienced – in the comments section. In your comment, mention the side effects that were harshest or most noticeable, and assign a numeric rating to each of those side effects (on a scale from 1 to 10, with “1” being minimal severity and “10” maximal severity).
To ensure that people reading this article are able to understand your situation, consider providing extra details such as: your Omebeta dose (e.g. 20 mg per day); the format you use (e.g. oral pills); the total duration of your treatment (e.g. 1 month); and concurrently-administered medications.
If you use other substances with Omebeta, have you investigated whether the side effects you’re experiencing might be due to an interaction effect and/or solely caused by the other substance(s)? In your experience, do the therapeutic effects of Omebeta outweigh the side effects? If you endured unwanted side effects during treatment, were there any strategies that you found helpful for reducing them?
In summary, while Omebeta is considered a safe and effective proton-pump inhibitor (PPI), not everyone tolerates it perfectly. If you find yourself unable to tolerate Omebeta, inform your doctor as soon as possible and consider alternative treatment options.
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies with PRILOSEC in pregnant women. Available epidemiologic data fail to demonstrate an increased risk of major congenital malformations or other adverse pregnancy outcomes with first trimester Omebeta use.
Teratogenicity was not observed in animal reproduction studies with administration of oral esOmebeta magnesium in rats and rabbits with doses about 68 times and 42 times, respectively, an oral human dose of 40 mg (based on a body surface area basis for a 60 kg person). However, changes in bone morphology were observed in offspring of rats dosed through most of pregnancy and lactation at doses equal to or greater than approximately 34 times an oral human dose of 40 mg (see Animal Data). Because of the observed effect at high doses of esOmebeta magnesium on developing bone in rat studies, PRILOSEC should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
For the treatment of GERD and maintenance of healing of erosive esophagitis, the recommended daily dose for pediatric patients 1 to 16 years of age is as follows:
Patient Weight Omebeta Daily Dose 5
On a per kg basis, the doses of Omebeta required to heal erosive esophagitis in pediatric patients are greater than those for adults.
Alternative administrative options can be used for pediatric patients unable to swallow an intact capsule .
What other drugs will affect Omebeta?
Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines. Many drugs can interact Omebeta, especially:
This list is not complete and many other drugs may affect Omebeta. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.
Q: Does Prilosec cause weight gain and severe night sweats? I have been on it for almost two months.
A: According to the package insert, the most common side effects reported in patients treated with Prilosec (Omebeta) were headache (6.9 percent), abdominal pain (5.2 percent), nausea (4.0 percent), diarrhea (3.7 percent), vomiting (3.2 percent), and gas (2.7 percent). Weight gain has been reported in clinical practice through voluntary reporting and surveillance systems. A review of medical literature found case reports of night sweats in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (1). The cause of the night sweats and effect of treatment is unknown. For more information, please consult with your health care provider and visit //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/prilosec. You are encouraged to report any negative side effects of prescription drugs to your health care practitioner and the FDA by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch, or by calling 1-800-FDA-1088. Michelle McDermott, PharmD
Q: Since I am taking over-the-counter Prilosec or the generic Omebeta, is it safe to take while pregnant if I have been prescribed it to treat my acid reflux?
A: If the doctor that prescribed it for you is aware that you are pregnant than it would be okay. The risks and benefits of the medication must be weighed and if your doctor feels that the benefits outweigh the risks, then it is ok. Prilosec is a pregnancy category C. This basically means that studies in animals showed adverse effects but no studies in humans have showed any effects. If you are still concerned, speak with your doctor and they can explain the reason they decided to use Prilosec during your pregnancy. Megan Uehara, PharmD
Forms and strengths
- Form: delayed-release oral capsule
- Strengths: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Q: I'm on Prilosec. I'm looking for a substitute drug that is as effective but cheaper. Is there one that you can recommend?
A: Patients often inquire about cheaper alternatives to the current treatment they been prescribed. First, you may want to contact your insurance company, prior to speaking with your doctor, and request a formulary. A formulary is a list of the medications they prefer and the different levels of coverage specific to your plan. Prilosec (Omebeta) does have a generic equivalent, Omebeta, which you may also want to inquire about. Then it is important to contact your health care provider and based on your individual needs and the formulary list of covered medications, the best treatment option can be determined. For more information regarding Prilosec or Omebeta, you may want to visit //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/prilosec. Beth Isaac, PharmD
Omebeta oral capsule is a prescription drug that’s only available in a generic form. It doesn’t have a brand-name version. Omebeta is also available as an oral suspension and comes as an over-the-counter (OTC) medication.
Prescription Omebeta oral capsule is a delayed-release drug. A delayed-release drug slows the release of the medication until it passes through your stomach. This delay keeps the drug from being inactivated by your stomach.once daily
Researchers have not conducted studies on the efficacy of Omebeta past 12 months.
Doctors suggest taking Omebeta 30–60 minutes before a meal. If the doctor recommends taking Omebeta twice daily, the person should take it before breakfast and before supper.
The side effects of Omebeta include:
Side effects that children may report are similar to those that adults report, except that they tend to complain more about fever and breathing issues, such as pharyngitis and sinus infections.
That fire in your chest might be the least of your problems.
Raise your hand if you want to physically rip your throat out of your neck after eating a spicy meal—or, honestly, after eating anything at all. I feel you; heartburn is no joke. Luckily, there's a drug for that: Omebeta.
Omepra-what? You've probably heard of it as Prilosec or Zegerid—it's one of the most popular treatments for chronic heartburn. You can buy it over the counter any time you're having after-dinner indigestion, or if you've got a serious case of the burn, your doctor can prescribe you a stronger dosage.
The medicine's a type of drug called a "proton-pump inhibitor." Omebeta works by blocking gastric acid secretion in your stomach which reduces heartburn, says Shilpa Ravella, M.D., a gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.
It can also be used to treat ulcers and to help patients with tumors that result in high levels of gastric acid secretion, she adds. Omebeta can be used for a short period like a few weeks, or for a longer time, including lifetime use.
But whether you're just popping an OTC pill to help you get through a rough patch or you need to stay on it long-term, there are some side effects of Omebeta you should definitely know about.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Omebeta only for the indication prescribed.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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Q: I take Prilosec OTC every morning and have done so for well over a year. Is it safe to take for such a long time, and is it OK for me to continue to take it?
A: Long-term use of Prilosec OTC (Omebeta) may lead to atrophic gastritis. According to the medical literature, long-term Prilosec OTC patients may also be at increased risk of infectious complications and nutritional deficiencies. Prilosec OTC is only approved for 14 days of use. It is important to speak with your health care provider regarding longer treatment. Kristen Dore, PharmD
Atrophic gastritis has been noted occasionally in gastric corpus biopsies from patients treated long-term with Omebeta.
Concomitant Use Of PRILOSEC With St. John's Wort Or rifampin
Drugs which induce CYP2C19 or CYP3A4 (such as St. John's Wort or rifampin) can substantially decrease Omebeta concentrations . Avoid concomitant use of PRILOSEC with St. John's Wort or rifampin.