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does taking pantoprazole for a long time cause lungs problems?

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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 using it if you have bothersome symptoms without it. You may need some magnesium supplement since this type of drug reduces its absorption. Considering calcium/magnesium/ and vit d3 t on a daily basis since you are at risk for osteoporosis.
Answered on Dec 18, 2013
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