The statement that you should not take omeprazole for stomach problems is rather one-sided. Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that can effectively inhibit gastric acid secretion. Whether a patient with gastric disease can take omeprazole depends on the gastric disease suffered and whether there is excessive secretion of gastric acid. If the stomach acid secretion itself is insufficient, such as patients with atrophic gastritis, naturally, omeprazole should not be used to avoid aggravating the condition. Besides, omeprazole is also not recommended for elderly people who are bedridden for a long time, children, gastric patients with poor resistance, gastric patients who use antibiotics or take other drugs for a long time and gastric patients with poor kidney function. However, in the case of patients with excessive secretion of gastric acid such as duodenal ulcer, Zhuo-Ai syndrome, gastric ulcer, reflux esophagitis, acute bleeding of peptic ulcer, etc., they can be treated with omeprazole as prescribed by the doctor to suppress their gastric acid secretion, reduce the stimulation of gastric acid on gastric mucosa and relieve the symptoms. After taking omeprazole, patients may experience adverse reactions such as dry mouth, mild nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, insomnia, rash, etc. Most of them can gradually recover on their own after stopping the drug. If allergic reactions occur, antihistamines and glucocorticoids may be given.
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