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Old 06-01-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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I've been taking Omeprazole 20 mg OTC (same as Prilosec) for about 2 months now to control my gastric reflux disease.

I noticed I have nightmares and vivid dreams when I take it at night before going to sleep! At first, I thought it was just coincidence but I've been keeping a detailed log of what nights I take the med and which nights I don't --- and the nights I don't take it I never have dreams, and the nights I do take it I have some fairly disturbing dreams --- like where I am doing things to family members I'm not proud of and even committing murder and other foul acts.

I did some research on it and some people do report having dreams when taking this GERD medication, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of medical literature that mentions dreams as a side effect.

Anyone out there having dreams with Prilosec OTC or generic equivalent?

I feel like asking for a refund at Sam's Club where I bought it, or maybe even filing a lawsuit against Sam's Club for punitive damages from my mental suffering.

Please help!

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Old 06-01-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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Read ALL Over the Counter medicine labels!

OTC drugs can have bad interactions with other drugs. Also tell your doctor about ALL drugs (alcohol/illegal) you are taking INCLUDING OTC drugs.

So with that said, what else are you taking [prescription and OTC]?

Do you use any illegal drugs?

Do you drink alcohol?

Are you allergic to any medications?
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:07 AM
 
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So with that said, what else are you taking [prescription and OTC]?

Do you use any illegal drugs?

Do you drink alcohol?

Are you allergic to any medications?
I'm not taking any other meds except for a daily multi-vitamin and maybe an occasional Excedrin for headaches. I do not take illegal narcotics.

For the past week, I have been using OTC clotrimazole 1% cream for a ringworm infection on my neck.

I do drink beer once in awhile as I lie in bed watching some YouTube videos and trying to fall asleep. Maybe the alcohol is aggravating the Omeprazole to induce the bad dreams?

I wish there was a certified doctor who could answer this question .... I really need help to stop these horrible dreams where I do bad things!



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Old 06-01-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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I'm not taking any other meds except for a daily multi-vitamin and maybe an occasional Excedrin for headaches. I do not take illegal narcotics.

For the past week, I have been using OTC clotrimazole 1% cream for a ringworm infection on my neck.

I do drink beer once in awhile as I lie in bed watching some YouTube videos and trying to fall asleep. Maybe the alcohol is aggravating the Omeprazole to induce the bad dreams?

I wish there was a certified doctor who could answer this question .... I really need help to stop these horrible dreams where I do bad things!



You don't say what time of day you take your omeprazole. I take mine in the am that may help.

Additionally drinking beer which has carbonation AND alcohol AND ingesting it while lying down and right before sleep is probably aggravating your GERD symptoms. I wouldn't do it.

Sam's Club may issue you a refund for your purchase, but they are not going to address your concern about side effects. That's a manufacturer issue. Punative damages for mental issues...you'd be wasting your time.

What you can do is manage your lifestyle and diet choices and try a different med. GERD can be painful and difficult to manage. I hope you find relief soon. Good Luck!
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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You don't say what time of day you take your omeprazole. I take mine in the am that may help.

Additionally drinking beer which has carbonation AND alcohol AND ingesting it while lying down and right before sleep is probably aggravating your GERD symptoms. I wouldn't do it.

Why are you making stuff up? I never said my GERD symptoms were getting worse because I drink booze at night or lying down. My GERD is VERY well controlled with the Omeprazole and that's why I take it every night. It's just the damn dreams that are freakin' me out.




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Sam's Club may issue you a refund for your purchase, but they are not going to address your concern about side effects. That's a manufacturer issue. Punative damages for mental issues...you'd be wasting your time.

What you can do is manage your lifestyle and diet choices and try a different med. GERD can be painful and difficult to manage. I hope you find relief soon. Good Luck!

Sam's Club could very well be liable since they are choosing to stock a drug that has potentially serious side effects. My lawyer could have a field day with them and probably get me at least $500,000 in a settlement. That makes me happy, happy, happy!

Please try to avoid acting like a doctor when you are not one. I simply want to know if anyone else is having bad dreams as a side effect of taking Omeprazole 20mg so I can initiate legal action if necessary.

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Old 06-02-2014, 09:04 AM
 
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Drugs are extensively tested and side effects noted. Was anything about dreams mentioned on the package?
Was there a product information insert in the package? Did that mention dreams?

Note that for doctors there is a LONG drug fact sheet which will include all known side effects.

I searched google.com for the following words...
omeprazole PDR
(PDR is an abbreviation for Physician's Desk Reference - has ALL the information on each drug.)

And found this...

Prilosec (Omeprazole) Drug Information: Side Effects and Drug Interactions - Prescribing Information at RxList
["Nervous System/Psychiatric: Psychiatric and sleep disturbances including depression, agitation, aggression, hallucinations, confusion, insomnia, nervousness, apathy, somnolence, anxiety, and dream abnormalities; tremors, paresthesia;"]

I searched google.com for the following words...
omeprazole vivid dreams

And found this...
Vivid dreams as side effect for Omeprazole or Trazodone - Reviews
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:54 PM
 
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Prilosec (Omeprazole) Drug Information: Side Effects and Drug Interactions - Prescribing Information at RxList
["Nervous System/Psychiatric: Psychiatric and sleep disturbances including depression, agitation, aggression, hallucinations, confusion, insomnia, nervousness, apathy, somnolence, anxiety, and dream abnormalities; tremors, paresthesia;"]

I searched google.com for the following words...
omeprazole vivid dreams

And found this...
Vivid dreams as side effect for Omeprazole or Trazodone - Reviews

Hmm --- it appears Omeprazole DOES induce bad dreams!

I'm calling my lawyer tonight about this.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:50 AM
 
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try cutting out carbs, you may find you won't need meds anymore. JMHO BTW.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:35 PM
 
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Hmm --- it appears Omeprazole DOES induce bad dreams!

I'm calling my lawyer tonight about this.
Then why are you posting, call him already! I wish you the best and hope you find the answers you are looking for!
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:26 PM
 
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Hmm --- it appears Omeprazole DOES induce bad dreams!

I'm calling my lawyer tonight about this.
I wonder if the lawyer can really fix your problem -- and it seems that if a warning is there and someone chooses to ignore it, SAM's isn't liable.
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