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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Yes: It is not recommended to take Omeprazole for longer than four months at a time. Long-term use can lead to weakening of the stomach lining and increased risk of wrist, hip or spine fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


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Is long term using omeprzole dangerous for the heart?

Is long term using omeprzole dangerous for the heart?

No: I am not aware of any long term (greater than 5 years) data that would suggest Omeprazole use is dangerous for the heart. ...Read more

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Is long term use of sucarfate (1g) safe?

Is long term use of sucarfate (1g) safe?

Yes: I know of no reasons that you cannot use this if it's helping for an indefinite time period...HOWEVER you should KNOW what you are treating! If the Diagnosis is clear...it's OK..... Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What are the possible long term effects of Ssri (celexa) use? Is it safe long term?

What are the possible long term effects of Ssri (celexa) use? Is it safe long term?

SSRIs: Please do what you doctor says. Are you seeing a mental health professional in addition to the doc who prescribed your meds or is he/she one? Please work w/professionals to use the meds as needed but work toward getting off of them w/guidance from a doctor eventually. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the long term effect of using drugs recreationally?

What is the long term effect of using drugs recreationally?

Addiction toxicity: Long term effects are addiction, tolerance and side effects including heart, bp, constipation and HIV and hepatitis in ivdrug use and in some cases death. ...Read more

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Is long term omeperazol in the elderly dangerous.

Is long term omeperazol in the elderly dangerous.

Definitions?: Define "long-term", "elderly", & "dangerous". W/o knowing specifics, like what Omeprazole was prescribed for, what symptoms you're having, & your past medical history, it's hard to advise you. Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD to go over the benefits it brings. Theoretically, it can have effects 10-20 yrs after starting, but it's a newer drug so many risks not known. Could increase risk of infx & other ...Read more

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What is the long term effects of taking nsaids?

What is the long term effects of taking nsaids?

A lot: Every drug or vitamins has side effect, nsaids can cause stomach ulcers , renal failure , HTN , and more but mainly large dose and long term it need to be done with supervision and frequent blood labs. ...Read more

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What is more harmful in the long-run, alcohol use or long term pain killer pills use?

What is more harmful in the long-run, alcohol use or long term pain killer pills use?

Alcohol pain med: Both - given that you are doing it long term. If you take pain med in a controlled manner as per your doctor then you should be okay , likewise if you have an occasional drink this also should not be a problem. Problems arise when you have no control over the use. ...Read more

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What can be the long term effects of prolonged ppi use. (omeprazole )?

What can be the long term effects of prolonged ppi use. (omeprazole )?

Infection/absorption: The most common concerns are infection, electrolytes, and metabolic bone disease. The stomach acid kills bacteria. Less acid may cause GI infections and pneumonia (from reflux into the lungs). Decreasing acid may cause malabsorption leading to changes in the blood salts (electrolytes). Malabsorption of calcium can lead to osteoporosis. Multiple polyps can also occur. ...Read more

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What is the long term effect of marijuana use?

What is the long term effect of marijuana use?

Long-term marijuana: One area is lung problems such as: bronchitis, chronic cough, emphysema, and also lung and upper airway cancer. There can also be impairment of memory, judgement, ability to learn, and coordination. These problems may persist for many months after stopping marijuana. Marijuana is a hallucinogen which can induce psychosis. Daily users may also have chronic depression, irritability, and lethargy. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of caffeine use?

What are the long term effects of caffeine use?

Caffeine: Long term usage could lead to addiction and depence. Hence people could face common withdrawl symptoms like hedache and fatigue. ...Read more

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What are the effects of long term laxative use?

What are the effects of long term laxative use?

Laxative use: It can damage the muscular function of the bowel. * You may need more and more of the laxative to get results, until eventually the laxatives do not work. * Excessive laxative use can drain the body of water, vitamins, and minerals. * It can cause kidney stones or kidney failure. * The effects of other medicines can be changed.these are some of the long term effects ...Read more

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How long is withdrawl off long term use of benzopines?

How long is withdrawl off long term use of benzopines?

Benzodiazepines?: Maybe you meant to type "benzodiazepines" rather than "benzopines"? If so, the answer depends on which specific medication you mean. Different ones have different half-lives -- some quite long, and others much shorter. If you wonder about a specific medication, please ask again and we'll try to respond helpfully. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of long term laxative use?

"Lazy bowels": Or in other words, aggravating the original condition- the constipation, if that is what you are treating. If you are treating constipation i would suggest that you correct it from the root. Get a consult , get help. There may be one reason or multiple combined- dietary, hydration, exercise, hypothyroidism, lifestyle related, psychological, side effect of medications, .... ...Read more

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What is the long term effect of using valcade?

What is  the long term effect of using valcade?

Nerve damagae: The most common long term effect of velcade (bortezomib) treatment is damage to peripheral nerves, manifest as loss of sensation or pain, usually in the feet and hands. ...Read more

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Which is best antacid for long term consumption?

Which is best antacid for long term consumption?

TUMS (calcium carbonate): Others have serious side effects, like osteoporosis! ...Read more

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Is 150 mg of Zantac (ranitidine) safe for long term use?

Yes it is safe: It is safe for long term use But let your doctor know you are taking it ...Read more

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Losec (Definition)

Losec is a proton pump inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more