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A 21-year-old female asked:

does taking ppi for long time such as pantoprazole, omeprazole causes gastritis?

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Dr. Hien Tran
Dr. Hien Tran answered
Pediatrics 15 years experience
No: Those are medication to prevent gastritis, if u r still having symptoms it could be u r not uncontrolled with those ppi or it could be more serious like an ulcer, a bleed, an infection, etc. if u haven't seen ur doctor for it, I suggest u do
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: If u are taking these medications for years and years they can cause atrophic gastritis. The treatments is different but it involves making sure that your B12 levels are normal, your Folic Acid levels are normal, and to take breaks from the medications.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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