PRILOSEC (omeprazole/generic versions of nexium)
A proton pump inhibitor which constitutes just over 8% of the top prescribed
medications. Omeprazole is one of the most widely prescribed drugs for reflux
disease (GORD/GERD/LPR) and ulcers internationally and is available over the
counter in some countries.
How it Works:
It suppresses gastric acid secretion by specific inhibition of the gastric acid ions in
cells. The absorption of omeprazole takes place in the small intestine essentially
turning off the switch which promotes healthy digestion of foods. Omeprazole is also
completely metabolized by the cytochrome P450 system.
Angina, ulcers, tachycardia, bradycardia, palpitations, elevated blood pressure,
development of male breasts, inflammation of the pancreas, irritable colon, mucosal
atrophy of the tongue, liver disease/failure, elevated blood sugar, muscle weakness,
skin conditions, tinnitus, inflammation of the eyes, urinary frequency, testicular pain,
anemia and blood cell disorders.
Grapefruits, probiotics, broccoli sprouts, manuka honey, mastic gum, marshmallow
tea, glutamine, slippery elm, deglycyrrhized liquorice (DGL), aloe verajuice, baking
soda, pickle juice.