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Is It Safe To Take Prevacid For A Long Period Of Time
Yes: Long term use of ppis such as Prevacid has been associated with an increase risk of pneumonia in the elderly and an increase risk of bone fracture in older women. It can theorhetically cause malabsorption of b12, calcium and iron. Supplimenting these is probably adequate to prevent these complications. As always, you should discuss the risks and benefits of all medications with your doctor. ...Read more
Chronic PPI use: There are concerns that taking a proton pump inhibitor such as prevacid for very long periods of time may increase the risk of bone fractures If you have chronic dyspepsia, you should consider evaluation by a gastroenterologist to determine if there is an underlying cause such as H Pylori infection. ...Read more
Depends: Ibuprofen is not a harmless medication. The side effects include - stomach irritation and even ulcer and bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, fluid retention (primarily in people with impaired kidney function) that leads to lower extremity swelling and elevated blood pressure. Kidney damage is more common in people with hypertension, diabetes etc. Otherwise, it can be used but with caution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 14 yr old son is going to start taking 500 mg of cephalexin twice a day for acne. Is it safe to take this for a long period of time?
It is safe: This regimen is safe if properly managed by the prescribing doctor. Your dermatologist selected this particular antibiotic for a clinical reason, & his/her recommendations should be followed. Cephalexin is often used for pustular acne that tests positive for staph or for acne that has been resistant to the typical antibiotic, tetracycline, which can be contraindicated in an immature 14 year old ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for a young woman (23) to take phytoestrogen supplements for long period of time? Considering red clover or pueraria mirifica
Depends: Three diuretics daily, especially full dosage of prescription ones, is a potent dose and is usually reserved for patients with high grade fluid retention states seen in congestive heart failure or liver disease for example. Side effects must be watched for, but your prescribing physician who knows your condition best, is also best qualified to advise you about this matter. ...Read more
I have been on Suboxone 8 mg for 2 years now. Can Suboxone cause any damage when taken for a long period of time. And how long is it ok to take for?
Liver mainly: Suboxone can cause liver toxicity. You should have that monitored. There are unsubstantiated reports of other problems e.g. neurological, but there isn't a clear association so far. You can check with the NIMH and FDA for updates on reported adverse events with medications, as well, to stay up to date. ...Read more
Anxiety & Insomnia: If you've had these symptoms for more than 2 weeks, you need a careful evaluation by your primary care physician -- and probably a psychiatrist also -- before any medications are prescribed. Various physical conditions can produce these symptoms, and so can illnesses like major depression and certain anxiety disorders. Antidepressant medicines can be useful, and are not habit-forming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Looking at their website. They don't tell you what's in it... So how do you know what the outcome will be? In my years of experience in doing bariatric medicine. I'm not seen any over-the-counter or internet medicines that are described as miracle workers really work. The key to losing weight is eating correctly. See weighstation.Net for further information. ...Read more
No: Elomet cream has a steroid in it. Using if for a long period of time in the same place may cause thinning of the skin, hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin), and premature wrinkling just to name a few. If you are using this cream for a specific problem and its not getting better seek medical attention. ...Read more
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