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Can proton pump inhibitors cause pneumonia?

Can proton pump inhibitors cause pneumonia?

Consult with your dr: It should not but talk to your doctor for more information, I am available for second opinion if needed Read more

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Could proton pump inhibitors cause food allergies?

Could proton pump inhibitors cause food allergies?

No: No. This is not common to develop food allergies from a prescribed medication. A food allergy may be present prior to the taking the medication, and there may be something in the medication that sets off the food allergy. Read more

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Must proton pump inhibitors be taken without eating anything?

Must proton pump inhibitors be taken without eating anything?

Must versus should?: Typically, the first generation ppi's (proton pump inhibitors) work best if the drug is in your bloodstream before food stimulates acid production. The latest "time-released" version, like dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) can however be taken at any time (including meals). Speak to your doctor about the goals of treatment in your specific case. Read more

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I have been prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. How do I know if I have too much acid or too low?

I have been prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. How do I know if I have too much acid or too low?

Unimportant: If you are having symptomatic expression of acid reflux it is obvious that the acid production needs to be decreased. Hopefully you have been tested for helicobacter pylori, and for hiatal hernia. If not, go back and see a GI doctor. Hope you are better soon. Read more

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New study links proton pump inhibitors with dementia. But this is just one study. How much validity is there to this conclusion?

New study links proton pump inhibitors with dementia. But this is just one study. How much validity is there to this conclusion?

Enough to be alert: Excellent question for new findings on a commonly used medical class. Were you aware that men show increase in hip fractures as well? Sometimes it is only after a new drug has been used on many many people over time that we find new problems that did not show up in original tastings. The real question is why you are using it, and is there a safer alternative? Then you can determine relative risk Read more

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What do proton pump inhibitors do?

What do proton pump inhibitors do?

PPI's treat ulcers: Antacids neutralize acid that has already been produced, & as such has value in providing immediate relief of indigestion. H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors block acid production & are best used to heal peptic disease & address acid reflux. Ppi's also protect against nsaid-related injury. Read more

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How do I ween myself off proton pump inhibitors?

How do I ween myself off proton pump inhibitors?

Weening: Possibly start by going every other day for 1-2 weeks, then 1 every 2 days for 1-2 weeks. If you get rebound reflux, you can use Pepcid (famotidine) or Tums as needed. Finally you may be able to be off it. Also, if you can change your diet and eat smaller meals that may help some. Always refer to your physician for proper instructions. Read more

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I have been on proton pump inhibitors for 10 years or so, is it time to consider surgery?

I have been on proton pump inhibitors for 10 years or so, is it time to consider surgery?

Depends: If you are on the ppi for acid reflux and doing well, then probably not. If you are not getting satisfactory relief, then that is an issue and certainly antireflux surgery is an option. Discuss it with your prescribing doctor. Read more

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All things being equal, which is less harmful long term: proton pump inhibitors or h2 blockers?

All things being equal, which is less harmful long term: proton pump inhibitors or h2 blockers?

FInding the cause: Is the best....All meds have some long term affects, so correcting the problem at its root is best. A chinese medicine practitioner can help the most. Diet changes can also help- like eliminating dairy, gluten, and spicy foods. Decrease alcohol consumption.Increase fresh foods and decrease processed foods. I do not think there is a god answer to your question from my perspective-so I went further. Read more

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Can proton pump inhibitors give you a food allergy/intolerance?

Can proton pump inhibitors give you a food allergy/intolerance?

Prabably not: Ppi may produce symptoms similar to food allergy. See this site for side effects of ppi
http://www. Pdrhealth. Com/proton-pump-inhibitors/side-effects-and-safety-of-proton-pump-inhibitors. Read more

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

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

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. Read more

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How strong is the possible link between long-term (years) daily use of proton-pump inhibitors and alzheimer's disease?

How strong is the possible link between long-term (years) daily use of proton-pump inhibitors and alzheimer's disease?

Little known now: It does not appear that this is a major risk factor presently. However, one should check with your doctor before using any medication long term. Read more

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What are proton pump inhibitors?

What are proton pump inhibitors?

Acid blockers: They block the formation of acid in the stomach. Read more

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Is it okay to take proton pump inhibitors long-term?

Is it okay to take proton pump inhibitors long-term?

No!: The side effects are staggering over the long term. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies; osteoporosis; kiodney disease; heart disease.

They should be used only short term! Read more

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Is it possible to become dependent on proton pump inhibitors after regular use?

Is it possible to become dependent on proton pump inhibitors after regular use?

Probably not: If symptoms continually recur, see your doctor and have him/her refer you to a GI specialist to evaluate you for underlying causes. Read more

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What can I do to discontinue usage of proton pump inhibitors once u have it for a long time?

What can I do to discontinue usage of proton pump inhibitors once u have it for a long time?

PPI use: Ppis can be used on an "as needed" medication and stopping them quickly will not result in any serious side-effects, first, start managing reflux by changing any life-style factors that may be causing reflux in the first place, such as caffeine and alcohol use, and avoid late meals close to bedtime. Read more

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