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Is taking proton pump inhibitors safe if taking for 2 weeks for acid reflux issues ? any dependency issues ?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Acid Reflux: Proton pump inhibitors are indicated for gerd symptoms. Taking them for two weeks often helps relieve symptoms, but you may need to take them longer or intermittently. There is no real chance for dependence.

Answered 10/8/2018

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