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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Class of h2-blockers (which ranitidine is in) are felt to be safe when taken long-term.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Opinions will vary: "prolonged use" is a subjective term and there is no clear cut answer for your question, so this will vary from physician to physician. For me, if yo ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Metamucil: Metamucil is essentially a fiber supplement to your diet, and it is safe to use it on a regular basis for the long-term. In fact, it is probably good ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Long time: Flonase can be safely used if applied correctly and used within the recommended dose. Although a WHO report suggested that this could be linked to a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Acne antibiotics: Topical Clindamycin is used when acne is not controlled by standard care with benzoyl peroxide/salacylic acid or other otc products used religiously. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Your question does not indicate if this is for you or a child and why you are using it.If you, diet change, wetting agents and scheduled emptying are ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
56 years experience Internal Medicine
More than 2 weeks: Most problems treated with otc should resolve quickly.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helayne Merkin
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Condoms-good choice: Many married couples are very compliant and pleased with condoms for long term contraception. It is usually well tolerated by all and is very effectiv ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Short period of time: If it is used long time can suppresses hypotalamic-pituitary-adrenal axes. Usually used for 2 weeks if nor response or inadequate response other treat ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Change in bowels?: Stool sofeners (colace) moisten & soften hard, dry stools whereas fiber supplements (metamucil) buks stool due to both water-holding & increased bacte ... Read More
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