Is It Safe To Take Omeprazole With Propepsa?
I want to ask, is it safe to take the drug omeprazole together with propepsa? Or just need one of the drugs above to relieve stomach acid?
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Gastric acid disease (gastritis, GERD, duodenitis) is a disease caused by an imbalance between the corrosive nature of gastric acid and the defense of the gastric mucosa. In normal gastric mucosa, this disease can occur if excess stomach acid production, such as under stress conditions. On the other hand, if stomach acid production is normal, this disease can arise due to lack of gastric mucosal defenses, due to excessive use of anti-pain drugs (NSAIDs).
The two drugs that you mentioned work with different mechanisms, therefore they can be used alone, and they are often used together in order to work together to give a better effect. Protein-pump-inhibitor (PPI) drugs function to reduce the production of stomach acid, by inhibiting the pumping of proteins that make up the molecules of HCl (hydrochloric acid) in the stomach. While sucralfat, works by attaching to the injured stomach wall, and also absorbs bile acids, and attaches to proteins so that it functions as a buffer to reduce the acidity in the stomach.
In use, these drugs are very dependent on the patient's clinical condition, and the consideration of the doctor after assessing the patient's treatment development. Treatment of gastric diseases starts from changes in lifestyle, especially diet, then you can be given a drug with a dosage and usage rules that will be adjusted by the doctor who treats you. To determine the use of a single drug or a combination of drugs, there are several medical factors that can be taken into consideration, therefore I strongly recommend you to consult with your general practitioner or specialist in internal medicine regarding this matter.
If you experience symptoms such as black vomiting, cold sweating, weakness, decreased consciousness, black bowel movements, consult a health facility immediately.
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