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are there any risks associated with taking protonix (pantoprazole) long term?

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Dr. Michael Sheffield
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Minimal: Some studies say there could be some bone loss and risk of osteoporosis. The studies aren't great and usually the risk is greatest if you are taking high doses like twice daily. By taking calcium and vitamin d you can minimize the risk of osteoporosis.
Answered on Nov 2, 2015
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