common and rare side effects
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with omeprazole. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all people using omeprazole will experience that or any side effect. If you are elderly, or have osteoporosis or risk factors for getting osteoporosis, it is important to make sure that you have an adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D to avoid any problems with your bones. Your doctor may want you to take calcium and vitamin D supplements if you don’t get enough in your diet. This is more likely if you are also taking digoxin or a diuretic medicine. Symptoms of low magnesium can include fatigue, muscle spasms or twitching, convulsions, disorientation, dizziness and increased heart rate. If you think you have experienced a side effect you should tell your doctor. Did you know you can also report this using the yellow card website?
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