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Having a sensitive stomach is it a good idea to take Omeprazole

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Having a sensitive stomach is it a good idea to take Omeprazole 20mg as a stomach liner a couple of hours before a prescribed Erythromycin 250 mg Gastro-resistant tablet?
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Phil
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
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omeprazole is not a stomach liner. it is a proton pump inhibitor to block stomach acid to decrease stomach acid.

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don't use antacids.

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you can use omeprazole

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you can take erythromycin with food as well

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to help your stomcah

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you should also eat yogurt daily as well and probiotics to prevent diarrhea from your antibiotic as well.

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Customer: Had food about one hour ago now planning to have some natural yogurt with blueberries and possibly follow it with the erythromycin.
Customer: would that be ok.
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yes.

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you can take the erythromycin with food

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that can help your stomach tolerate the erythromycin.

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I hope your infection gets better.

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