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Who should not take omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate?

You should not take omeprazole-sodium bicarbonate if you know you are allergic to either of these medications. Used in combination, these medications are intended for adults; children under 18 years of age should not take omeprazole-sodium bicarbonate. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding also should not take omeprazole-sodium bicarbonate. Certain medical conditions may prevent you from taking this medication, affect your dose or require special monitoring during your treatment. These conditions include: liver disease, congestive heart failure, low blood levels of calcium or potassium, metabolic or respiratory alkalosis, problems with acid-base balance, osteoporosis, osteopenia and the genetic disorder called Bartter's syndrome.

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