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Long Term Effects Of Omeprazole
I saw on the news there is a new study of long term effects caused by Omeprazole. Where do I find this study?
See answer: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/804146_4 See if this helps. Caveat - these associations have not been shown to be cause and effect. ...Read more
Omeprazole side eff.: Omeprazole can change the gut ph or acid such that you may have trouble absorbing certain vitamins with long term use (b12 and folate) also there have been some studies that note that people who took Omeprazole had a higher rate of thinning out the bones (takes calcium from the bones). These studies were prelominary and further study needs to be done. If you are worried a bone study can be done. ...Read more
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
I took omeprazole for 1 month for gastritis, GERD. Will this antibiotic cause any harmful long term effects to my body?
No: Omeprazole, which is not an antibiotic, by the way, is usually well-tolerated and will not cause permanent harm to your digestive tract. Any side effects will be gone shortly after stopping it. Some people require Omeprazole long-term for their GERD, and most people do not have any side effects while taking it. Good luck. ...Read more
Taken omeprazole for 10 yrs. Is there long term effects? Indigestion is worsening & is no longer controlled with 1 pill a day. H-pylori semi high.
PPIs: Long term effects of Omeprazole and other proton pump inhibitors are being studied ; more information gets to surface. Long term use causes damage to acid secreting cells in the stomach and some folks may end up having troubles with digesting food later in life. Also, there is an increased risk of intestinal infection such as clostridium difficile. Also, bone related side effects are being seen. ...Read more
What is the long term effects of taking heart burn medication like prilosec? I heard it can thin your hair? Is this true? Any other long term effects?
Nothing serious: There is not much data available. Yet it is a fairly safe drug and can be sued for the long term. But try to skip it for one day off and on. ...Read more
Has anyone been on omeprazole (prilosec) for years, without experiencing any long-term side effects?
Yes, but: The longer you take the medicine, the more prone you are to have rare side effects. Nonetheless, there are conditions that require long term use and many people have taken it for years safely. ...Read more
What are the long term health effects of having severe GERD since birth and being on adult doses of prevacid and omeprazole since he was 6 months old?
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