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A 51-year-old female asked:

2nd endoscopy showed esophagitis healed. dr is keeping me on omeprazole 40 mg qd for now. is this a med i will need to take for years?

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Dr. Perry Milman
Gastroenterology 48 years experience
It is possible: Gerd/esophagitis is a chronic problem like hypertension and diabetes. If you treat it, most of the time, you can resolve the symptoms, but once the medication is stopped, it is more than likely that the symptoms will return at some point. Your doctor may consider trying to take you off of the medication or try alternate day therapy.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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