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Will prolong use of nexium (esomeprazole) bring any harm?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Possibly: Prolonged use of Nexium (esomeprazole) and other drugs in its class can reduce absorption of calcium and some vitamins. It has also been implicated in worsening osteoporosis.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Maybe: Generally very safe but increased rates of fractures (possible calcium problem), infections and low magnesium has been reported. Best to take only if needed and then at the lowest dose possible.

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