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Can Omeprazole delay period?

By May 30, 2015 - 4:32pm
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this is again related to my question last time - https://www.empowher.com/community/ask/acid-related-disease-sign-pregnancy
I had protected sex (with condom) with my boyfriend on May 1, 2015 and he didn't ejaculate while we're having sex and we even changed the condom twice, he only ejaculated when he was masturbating and i wasn't even near him when he did, then after he ejaculated we didn't do anything already, we just cuddled. And on May 15, 2015 or May 16, 2015 i was diagnosed with an acid-related disease, and my doctor gave me Omeprazole (Mepracid, 40mg Delayed-Release Capsule Proton Pump Inhibitor), and i should drink it for 13 days and before that i was given some medicines in the hospital, my period was supposed to come on 20s im not sure when but until now it hasn't come yet, and its already May 31, 2015, could the medicines or Omeprazole delayed my period? and will it come after i stopped drinking it?

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Same. I started to drink omeprazole the day I should have my menstruation. I should drink it for 7 days but I stopped yesterday. Started thursday then stopped monday. Today is tuesday and I'm 5 days delayed. I guess omeprazole affect my menstruation.

June 28, 2016 - 5:21am

Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

Omeprazole does not cause irregular periods.  In general a missed or irregular period is not cause for alarm.  It is only necessary to have a regular period is you are trying to become pregnant or you have severe symptoms such as debilitating cramps.

If you do wish to have a regular period, most doctors recommend taking birth control pills.  There are also holistic treatments such as herbal teas that can help regulate your cycle.


May 31, 2015 - 12:40am
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

I have a question so today i started my period and i took omeprazole in the morning is it bad??? The doctors prescribed it to take the pills every single day for 2 weeks because i have acid in my stomach and i want to know if its not bad if i take the pills while im on my period

June 21, 2017 - 12:38pm
(reply to fchacon)

Thank you Ma'am Faith!

June 23, 2015 - 7:33am
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