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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: There may be minor flora changes when you stopped the medication.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Definitely: Will cause increase in acid production. So will get more reflux symptoms than you used to have. This is called a rebound effect after stopping the m ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Acid reflux.: Most people with acid reflux require long-term medication, but if you're doing exceptionally well, it may be worth a trial of stopping it to see how y ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Boelter
48 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Soon: As a general rule 24/72 hours. Flagyl can be a very potent GI disturbing medicine.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
NO IT DOES NOT: Prilosec simply took care of what ever upsetting your stomach so you can eat better, you end up eating more, do not blame it on the pill, blame your a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Many choices of RX: Acid reflux is a chronic condition in most people. So it requires a change in lifestyle and medication to relieve symptoms. Your gastroenterologist ca ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: I am going to assume you've been found to have an elevated gastrin level and this is causing you to make extra stomach acid. The Prilosec will help pr ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
What R U treating?: If your goal of taking Prilosec was symptom relief, then the drug can be discontinued when no longer needed. However, if Prilosec was dispensed to the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
35 years experience Family Medicine
Polyps: are not a reason to discontinue taking Prilosec. If polyps are found by colonoscopy are in the colon then hopefully one of the polyps was biopsied an ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sara Buckley
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
Celexa (citalopram) is for: Depression/anxiety and Prilosec is for acid reflux so two totally different problems. Why do you want to stop one of them?

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