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A 37-year-old female asked:

I have been taking prescription version of omeprazole for several years. i had bad reflux prior, but is basically gone with this script. i take one pill daily. should i be concerned with prolonged use?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Maybe: If the you have not been checked for H. pylori, a cause of GERD and ulcers, it is it a good idea to do so. If your lack of symptoms, because meds work, prevents you from optimizing your weight and diet and lifestyle that causes or aggravates reflux, then that is not so great. Especially as we are finding some complications with long term use in older people. You may not even need it now! See MD
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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Thanks for the Thank You Note! It was kind of you to send it. Best of good health and happiness to you!
Sep 6, 2018

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