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Nausea, diarrhea, lightheaded
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Nausea, diarrhea, lightheaded

Hello.  I am an 18 year old college student.  I was experiencing symptoms of GERD, so I went to the Doctor and she prescribed me with a form of omeprazole, which I believe is simply 20 mg Prilosec.  Anyway, I don't have the GERD symptoms anymore, but beginning today, (3rd day of taking the medicine) I have been experiencing diarrhea, nausea as well as a feeling of being lightheaded.  It is really annoying, and I read that this is a symptom of Prilosec.  Do you suspect this is normal, and do you recommend I stop taking the medicine?
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Hi,
These can occur with omeprazole.
If they are troublesome, stop the medication.
You can switch to zantac.
Take probiotics supplements ( for diarrhea).
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