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Can there any long term side effects of using proton pump inhibitor medicines for say a period of 20 days?

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Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

Antacids & Long Use: The biggest problem of long term antacid use is that the cause of the acid problem is often not sought. Also long term acid can be a cause of a very dangerous esophageal cancer and can represent other serious illnesses. Thus it is always best to be using these medications in conjunction with good health care and good testing and monitoring.

Answered 12/9/2013

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