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A 52-year-old male asked about a 78-year-old female:

pernicious anemia :b12 injections every 2 mths would taking 15 mg lansoprazole every day for two years with plavix to protect the stomach from side effects from anti-platelet .could this deplete b12 and magnesium and cause neurological symptoms?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
No: And if you want another way to get extra B12, you can get B12 pills OTC. Take 1000 unit pill once a day. Will yield same result as injections. Do you really need Lansoprazole???? Are you sure? Why taking Plavix for 2 years? Usually Plavix is used for 6 to 12 months after a stent or CABG. You should be taking an uncoated baby aspirin once a day.

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