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What are the effects of proton pump inhibitors used long term? prescription omeprazole, 40mgm sig 1 cap daily

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Malabsorption: The major concern with long-term use is poor absorption of nutrients such as magnesium and many vitamins. Stomach is there for a purpose - it helps in the digestive process. I'd suggest at least annual monitoring by your doctor with blood tests.

Answered 7/25/2018

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