A 43-year-old female asked:
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is it ok to use pantaprazole when on b12 therapy? or it is better to use tums (calcium carbonate)? for acidity. servere acidity with eye burning, legs pain..etc

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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
OK short term but...: Proton pump inhibitors reduce B12 absorption. I feel they are unsafe for anyone to use for more than a few months. For alternatives that can cure acidity see http://tinyurl.com/3pc8h8u Most with hypothyroidism benefit from T3 (liothyronine). See http://tinyurl.com/3anzhhg and http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/t4-only-meds-dont-work/ A holistic/integrative MD can help with these issues.
Answered on Feb 3, 2015

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