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to be safe how long to use pantoprazole

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But may have mild side effects like athralgia, headaches, nause and flatulence. Initially feared predispositin Zollinger Ellison syndrome did not sho ... Read More
Dr. Lawrence Wong
30 years experience Family Medicine
Pantoprazole safety: Generally, it is safe. The main concern long term use without physician knowledge is that it may be covering up symptoms that could be signalling a s ... Read More
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably but ?: Theoretical concerns have been raised about possible complications of the long term use of Proton Pump inhibitors like pantoprazole. To date there is ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
QT 474?: QT is borderline Nl and may not have been adjusted for heart rate and may have been calculated by machine. (Notorious for overcalling QT prolongation. ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
PPIs: Proton pump inhibitors have serious long term side-effects. There are no side effects from probiotics. But symptoms improved by PPPi's are not those c ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Indefinitely: These meds are safe long term but dietary management for mild to moderate reflux symptoms equally effective. If this med necessary can prevent calciu ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antonio Bunker-Huertas
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Pantoprazole: Ppis such as Pantoprazole can take anywhere from a few days to 1-2 weeks for you to truly notice an effect.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
As needed: It should be taken as long as needed and at the lowest dose possible. That being said patients with barrwtt's esophagus should remain on it. I would d ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sheffield
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Minimal: Some studies say there could be some bone loss and risk of osteoporosis. The studies aren't great and usually the risk is greatest if you are taking h ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
< 6 weeks.: Assuming there's no persistent cause for the gastritis, such as a culprit medication like aspirin being concurrently used, we assume that gastritis ca ... Read More
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes they can be: There is no significant interaction between the two meds and so their use together should be ok. Nevertheless, unexpected reaction can occur and so if ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No but: There is a study showing that among the elderly, chronic use of this type of drug increased the risk for pneumonia. However, the risk/ benefit favors ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not a cure: The medication just manages the problem and does not cure acid reflux life style changes (quit smoking, cut out alcohol and caffeine, do not overeat, ... Read More

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