Question - Can omeprazole cause panic attacks?

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The side effects noted such as constipation and nausea often appear in almost half of the patients being treated with this medication. Another common adverse effect that is noted is flatulence. Patients using Omeprazole who would suffer from depression also experience insomnia, anxiety, nervousness and hallucinations. The first PPI, omeprazole – Losec, Prilosec – came into medicine in the late 1980s. But now people are put on these drugs and left on them indefinitely. There are strong hints that used chronically they can increase a range of infections, cause other problems and cause anxiety. People taking a PPI were about twice as likely as other individuals to report depression or anxiety. The authors conclude: “Use of PPIs might represent a frequent cause of depression in older populations; thus, mood should be routinely assessed in elderly patients on PPIs. And depression is a potential side effect of many of them. If you take Prilosec or Zantac for acid reflux, a beta blocker for high blood pressure, or Xanax for anxiety, you may be increasing your risk of depression. Now, a new study finds people who take these medicines are, in fact, more likely to be depressed. But a recent study found that when people stop taking these popular pills many experience painful "rebound" symptoms, often worse than before they started taking the drug. After a few weeks on the Prilosec, Houston stopped taking the pills.

https://www.cvs.com/drug/omeprazole/side-effects

Contact your doctor immediately if, while taking omeprazole, you have side effects including: Fast, slow, or uneven heartbeat. Abnormal or fast heartbeat. Feeling jittery, muscle weakness, spasms, cramps, or muscle aches.

https://prilosecotc.com/en-us/article/faqs-about-prilosec-otc

Prilosec OTC starts to work on the very first day of treatment, but may take 1 to 4 days for full effect (although some people get complete relief within 24 hours). Even though you may feel heartburn relief in the first few days, make sure to take the entire 14 days of dosing to treat your frequent heartburn.

https://www.goodrx.com/blog/best-treatment-acid-reflux-antacids-h2-blockers-proton-pump-inhibitors/

If you have mild reflux symptoms that occur less than two times a week, you can start with a low dose of one of the following H2 blockers: ranitidine (Zantac), famotidine (Pepcid), or cimetidine (Tagamet). All three work better when taken on an empty stomach, without food.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2761557/

In contrast, the option of long-term PPI therapy was associated with a significant body weight gain in the present study. Omeprazole and other PPIs delay gastric emptying[6-9], which induces postprandial fullness, dyspeptic symptoms, gastrointestinal bacterial overgrowth, and subsequent weight loss[10, 11].

https://www.drugwatch.com/proton-pump-inhibitors/alternatives/

These include proton pump inhibitors such as esomeprazole (Nexium), omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix) and lansoprazole (Prevacid). The others are antacids such as Maalox, Mylanta and Tums; and H2 (histamine) receptor antagonists such as ranitidine (Zantac), famotidine (Pepcid), and cimetidine (Tagamet).

https://www.healthline.com/health/omeprazole-oral-capsule-sprinkles

Omeprazole side effects Adult side effects can include: headache. stomach pain. nausea. diarrhea. vomiting. gas. Children's side effects can include the above, plus the following: fever.

http://www.rxwiki.com/omeprazole

It is taken once or twice daily, one hour before a meal. Common side effects of omeprazole include constipation, gas, nausea, vomiting, and headache. Omeprazole can cause dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how omeprazole affects you.

https://www.goodrx.com/blog/discontinuing-proton-pump-inhibitors-how-do-i-get-off-my-stomach-medicat

People with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or indigestion, can consider tapering off their PPI after having no symptoms for a minimum of three months. Folks taking PPIs for treatment of stomach or duodenal ulcers for four to eight weeks do not require tapering down, and you can attempt to just stop them.

https://www.healthline.com/health/gerd-and-anxiety

A 2015 study found that anxiety and depression increase the risk of GERD, and other studies have found that GERD's negative effect on quality of life increases anxiety and depression, creating a vicious cycle. It's believed that anxiety may make you more sensitive to pain and other symptoms of GERD.

https://www.health.com/condition/gerd/9-serious-conditions-that-can-feel-like-heartburn

Although anxiety won't cause GERD, it can cause heartburn and make GERD symptoms worse, Dr. Madanick says. A person can have both anxiety-related heartburn and GERD-related heartburn. "One of the signs that it's not just reflux is that treating the reflux problem doesn't make it any better, " he says.

https://www.medicinenet.com/what_are_the_long_term_effects_of_omeprazole/ask.htm

Omeprazole controls acid production in the stomach only and does not affect the acid/alkaline balance of the body. The drug has been in use for some 10 years and appears to be safe for long term use. Most of the diseases that Omeprazole is prescribed for (e. g., ulcers, esophagitis) take longer than two weeks to treat.

https://www.practiceupdate.com/content/my-approach-to-tapering-off-a-proton-pump-inhibitor/36802

Before the quit date: Taper down the dose. For example, if someone is on 20 mg of omeprazole twice daily, I will reduce the dose to 20 mg a day for 10 days and then 20 mg every other day for 10 days before stopping.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/prilosec

Q: Can Prilosec cause me to gain weight? A: For people taking Prilosec, weight gain was reported as a rare side effect of the medication, occurring in less than 1 percent of people.

https://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/causes-anxiety

These common external factors can cause anxiety: Stress at work. Stress from school. Stress in a personal relationship such as marriage. Financial stress. Stress from an emotional trauma such as the death of a loved one. Stress from a serious medical illness. Side effect of medication. Use of an illicit drug, such as cocaine.