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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (also known and GERD/GORD) is one that is more common than one would think. It will normally be felt as a burning behind the sternum region and hence many people call it the heartburn. Those who have the Gastroesophageal disease are put on a long term treatment with a proton pump inhibiting drug called Omeprazole. The Omeprazole side effects on a person with Gastroesophageal disease are becoming a more and more growing concern. The Omeprazole side effects are the most commonly had effects because Prilosec has the widest clinical use around the world.

To simply explain the Gastroesophageal reflux disease: there is a lot of acid content in our body’s stomachs. This content in liquid form can come back up the esophagus for a number of reasons. It is actually quite a common occurrence to have the liquid content come back up the esophagus but the problem is worse when it keeps reoccurring over and over again. The Omeprazole after effects occur due to the drugs attempt to neutralize this acid content’s action on the esophageal walls. The acid content erodes away the esophageal wall until it becomes inflamed, a term known as esophagitis. The Omeprazole side effects that will be seen occurring in the patient will therefore all be about trying to correct this acid erosion taking place in the esophagus.

The side effects that will be observed in a patient are totally independent of the form that the Losec drug comes in. this means that these negative effects will not depend on whether the drug is a tablet, a capsule or a solution that you drink. It depends more on the organism of the patient and the amount or concentration of the Omeprazole that is being used to treat the patient with Gastroesophageal disease.

The most common of the side effects will be occurring on the gastrointestinal system because this is where all the action of the drug is taking place. The Omeprazole side effects that the doctor treating a patient with Gastroesophageal reflux disease will tell them to expect are diarrhea and vomiting. There are however other Omeprazole side effects like nausea, constipation and flatulence which are also likely to occur when you are on a long term treatment with the drug.

One of the rarest Omeprazole side effects that one can get is on the hepatic system. These Omeprazole side effects however as rare as they are can be very dangerous to the patient and should always be solved on the spot. The patient can have a fulminate hepatic failure if the drug use is not stopped or countered with another one quickly.

There can also be cardiovascular Omeprazole side effects in about three out of ten patients. They are not huge occurrences so they can sometimes go away on their own. The Omeprazole side effects on the cardiovascular system are angina and a changed heart rhythm which is the most common of the two.
The metabolic system of the body is not one that has been left exempt from the Omeprazole side effects. They are a one out of fifty chance that they will occur but none the less they do. Omeprazole side effects on the metabolic system of the body can be as meager as weight gain to as fatal as a gout attack. Hypoglycemia and weight gain are also included in the Omeprazole side effects.

The Omeprazole side effects considered to be the smallest problems are on the psychological system. One can have some depression and or anxiety. Insomnia and sleep disturbance, nervousness, and hallucinations are the rest of the Omeprazole side effects that a patient with Gastroesophageal reflux disease can have.


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