Does omeprazole make you lose hair?

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Can omeprazole make your hair fall out?

The medication listing compendium we use states that hair loss is not a side effect posted for Prilosec.

What medications can cause hair loss?

Many different types of drugs are thought to cause hair loss, including:

  • Acne medications containing vitamin A (retinoids)
  • Antibiotics and antifungal drugs.
  • Antidepressants.
  • Birth control pills.
  • Anticlotting drugs.
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs.
  • Drugs that suppress the immune system.

Does GERD medication cause hair loss?

Cimetidine (Tagamet) is an over-the-counter acid reducer used for GERD and acid reflux. Hair loss has been reported (though infrequently) in people taking it.

What are the side effects of taking omeprazole?

Omeprazole may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • constipation.
  • gas.
  • nausea.
  • diarrhea.
  • vomiting.
  • headache.

Why is omeprazole bad?

1) Disruption of gut bacteria

Studies have shown that people treated with omeprazole have different types of bacteria in their gut compared to untreated patients. Specifically, people taking omeprazole have higher counts of “bad” bacteria like Enterococcus, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and some strains of E. coli.

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Can you just stop taking omeprazole?

Usually, you can stop taking omeprazole without reducing the dose first. If you have taken omeprazole for a long time, speak to your doctor before you stop taking it. Stopping suddenly could make your stomach produce a lot more acid, and make your symptoms come back.

What is the best vitamin for hair loss?

The 5 Best Vitamins for Hair Loss Prevention, Based on Research

  1. Biotin. Biotin (vitamin B7) is important for cells inside your body. …
  2. Iron. Red blood cells need iron to carry oxygen. …
  3. Vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for your gut to absorb iron. …
  4. Vitamin D. You might already know that vitamin D is important for bones. …
  5. Zinc.

What type of vitamin deficiency causes hair loss?

Iron deficiency (ID) is the world’s most common nutritional deficiency and is a well-known cause of hair loss.

How do you cure GERD permanently?

During a procedure known as a Nissen fundoplication, your surgeon wraps the upper part of your stomach around the lower esophagus. This enhances the anti-reflux barrier and can provide permanent relief from reflux.

Does omeprazole cause weight gain?

Weight gain: Long-term use of omeprazole increases the risk of weight gain in patients with GERD.

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