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A 51-year-old female asked:

Started 40 mg omeprazole and 40 mg pepcid 4 days ago for acid reflux flare up. feeling slightly better. im scared of side effects- cancer of omeprazole usage. how long can i safely take? hoping to come off sooner rather than later?

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Short term and: These were originally recommended for short term use. First look at your diet because reflux is often underlying food allergy. Then consider stress levels. Under a medical provider's care (MD/DO, when you are ready to taper the dosage, go slowly because the stomach will have made more acid-producing cell to try and keep the physiologic acidity of the stomach. Consider integrative functional med

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