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I took 3 month treatment for grade 2 esophagitis,rapeprazole40 mg,levosulpride 75 mg,can i stop it now,is if heal.i did endoscopy before take medicati?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Esophatgitis: Sound like you have been treated long enough, but I would call the physician that started you on the medications. He or she would be best at letting you know if you should stop.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Discuss with your DR: regarding stopping the medicine.Normally 2 months of treatment with PPI/proton pump inhibitor (rapeprazole) should heal your esophagitis. However, some people need prolonged or lifetime treatment with these medicine depending upon aggravating or mitigating medical condition. Avoidance of intake of alcohol,caffeinated products,spicy food would minimize insult to injury.Godspeed!
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Check with physician: Though improvements and cures at 8 weeks are common, only by examination can this be confirmed. Do not stop on your own. Wait until your physician says its OK. Good Luck

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