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A 26-year-old female asked:

Im so scared after reading a new article about the consequences of taking ppi; i've been taking nexium (esomeprazole) for 5 years consecutively what can i do?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
For what indication?: You're right , we're slowly seeing more and more evidence that long term ppi treatment in linked to various undesirable or unanticipated side effects. For certain conditions, one has to weight the risk from being on vs. Off chronic ppi. For reflux and esophagitis in those whose symptoms are controlled, its suggested that patient's get off after 2 or so months.

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Last updated Sep 9, 2019

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