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Prevacid Proton Pump Inhibitor
No problem: These two medications should have no significant interactions. ...Read more
PPI side effects: There are concerns that reducing stomach acidity may be contributing to clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. There also may be a link between long-term use of ppis & osteoporosis. If you develop resistant diarrhea or are at risk for osteoporosis, consult your fp for further evaluation. ...Read more
Same as prescription: You need to see your doc to figure out what you have, why you need to be on such a med, if other less potent meds will work as well, or if they are needed at all. In general, the lowest dose, of the least potent medicine, for the shortest period of time to do the job is a good approach. You can't figure that out without your doc. ...Read more
Can there any long term side effects of using proton pump inhibitor medicines for say a period of 20 days?
Antacids & Long Use: The biggest problem of long term antacid use is that the cause of the acid problem is often not sought. Also long term acid can be a cause of a very dangerous esophageal cancer and can represent other serious illnesses. Thus it is always best to be using these medications in conjunction with good health care and good testing and monitoring. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a proton pump inhibitor like tecta, for a long time? I am 24 yrs old and have been taking ppis for 6 years now?
Proton pump blocker: The long term use of ppi have been linked to poor calcium absorption, increased risk if intestinal infections in older people etc. Most of these side effects have been noted in people using ppi twice daily for several years. It is usually advisable to limit long term use of ppi if at all it is possible like switching to every other day if that will control your symptoms. ...Read more
Probably not, but...: Usually not, but we don't know you nor your entire medical history so this would be a question to ask the doctor who suggested you take the medication. In general, ppi's are well tolerated and safe in otherwise healthy people without major medical problems, and who don't take any medications that have an interaction with the ppi. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I'm a med. Rep. And i would like to ask you , what is - in your opinion- the best proton pump inhibitor molecule ? That will help me doing my job :)
Comparative studies: Studies comparing 3 or more drugs, head to head, are what you are looking for. Seems like drug companies are not doing those studies, so we don't really know which drugs are better. A doctor's favorite drug may be the one that has been in use longest, the one he has had years of experience with, or the one that is available to his patients (on formulary). Demand the company do comparative studies. ...Read more
Can mild acalculous gb wall thickening with fatty liver be managed by proton pump inhibitor medicines?
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