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A 37-year-old female asked:

Taking 40mg prescription prilosec daily for gerd. is it safe to take that much?

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Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes.: There should be no increased side effects with 40 mg of Omeprazole over the 20 mg dose. Long term concerns of any dose of ppi include micronutrient malabsorption, metabolic bone disease, risk of pneumonia and c. Diff. Colitis.

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Last updated Jan 10, 2015

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