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Good night, can the drug omeprazole apply vitamin b12?

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Hello Early


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Need to be clarified, what does "applying" you mean?


Omeprazole belongs to a group of proton pump inhibitors (PPI). This drug can be used to reduce the production of HCl (stomach acid) by the stomach. In this way, the consumption of this drug can help alleviate complaints, such as burning sensation in the pit of the stomach, difficulty swallowing, excessive coughing, nausea, tightness, and so on. This drug can be prescribed in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer. This drug does not belong to a class of over-the-counter medicines, so its consumption must be carried out under the direct supervision of a doctor.


As with other medicines, omeprazole does not escape side effects. One of the most studied side effects of omeprazole is related to vitamin B12 deficiency. The risk of vitamin B12 deficiency is greater in potential if you consume omeprazole in the long term every day (3 years in a row or more). Clinically, symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency can be observed with weakness, tingling, numbness, discomfort in the tongue, and so on.


In addition to vitamin B12 deficiency, consumption of omeprazole can also cause other side effects, such as headaches, abdominal pain, magnesium deficiency, muscle spasms, seizures, diarrhea, allergies, and so on.


If you experience symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency that are quite disturbing related to the consumption of omeprazole, you better check yourself to the doctor or specialist in internal medicine who prescribes you the drug, yes. That way, the doctor can provide you the best solution, such as by giving supplemental vitamin supplements, drug substitution, and so on.


To help you get vitamin B12 naturally, you can also consume food sources such as sea fish, beans, dark green leafy vegetables, and milk and processed products.


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