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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Proton Pump Inhibitor (Overview)

Proton pump inhibitors are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
295 Doctors shared insights

Proton Pump Inhibitor (Overview)

Proton pump inhibitors are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug).


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Can you get bad side effects taking proton pump inhibitor (ppi) tablets?

Can you get bad side effects taking proton pump inhibitor (ppi) tablets?

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

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Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux? Solutions? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Been experiencing hiccups, burping and bad breath and acid reflux? Solutions? Prescribed proton pump inhibitors for acid reflux. Acid reflux is gone

Careful on the long: Be careful with the a ppi as a 19 year old man. With prolonged use, they can cause rebounding (addiction) and seem to cause osteoporosis. Try using an h1 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. Give it a couple of weeks and see if it resolves. If it does not, follow up with your pcp. ...Read more

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Should I use proton pump inhibitor for constipation?

Should I use proton pump inhibitor for constipation?

No: Proton pump inhibitors are used to block the acid from the stomach. They don't work as laxatives ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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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Is calmepan contraindicated with proton pump inhibitor?

No problem: These two medications should have no significant interactions. ...Read more

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Can using proton pump inhibitor medicines for 20 days cause any damage?

Can using proton pump inhibitor medicines for 20 days cause any damage?

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

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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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What are proton pump inhibitors?

Acid blockers: They block the formation of acid in the stomach. ...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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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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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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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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Can you get bad side effects taking proton pump inhibitor (ppi) tablets?

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

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What are the differences between a proton-pump inhibitor and a h2-antagonist?

Proton pump: Ever heard of wikipedia>\? Great resource. The work ind different ways and not enough room here to give you all the details. ...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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Should I use proton pump inhibitor for constipation?

No: Proton pump inhibitors are used to block the acid from the stomach. They don't work as laxatives ...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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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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Can there any long term side effects of using proton pump inhibitor medicines for say a period of 20 days?

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

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Should people who take proton pump inhibitors daily for many years to counter acid reflux be concerned with  side effects?  

Should people who take proton pump inhibitors daily for many years to counter acid reflux be concerned with  side effects?  

PPI: Proton pump inhibitors are good drugs for dealing with acid reflux. The current fda literature suggests a slightly increased risk of fractures when taking these for longer than a year or taking high doses of them. However, the risk of fracture needs to be weighed against the risk of other bad things such as severe reflux symptoms impacting your life... A good conversation to have with your doc! ...Read more

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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

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I m having upper and left hypochondrium pain since 5 years I have taken lot of proton pump inhibitors and took lot of medicines for IBS also. Wat shal?

I m having upper and left hypochondrium pain since 5 years I have taken lot of proton pump inhibitors and took lot of medicines for IBS also. Wat shal?

No easy answer: Ongoing pain in the upper abdomen that has not responded to standard treatments can pose a difficult problem to solve. Best to start with a thorough evaluation by a good gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can you take an over-the-counter proton pump inhibitor continuously for gerd?

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

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Is it okay to combine h2 blockers like Zantac (ranitidine) with proton pump inhibitors (ppi)?

Is it okay to combine h2 blockers like Zantac (ranitidine) with proton pump inhibitors (ppi)?

Sure, best at night: Some ppi's don't last all day, so acid production rises by evening. Such patients may benefit from either a second dose of ppi medication before dinner, a switch to a longer acting ppi, or the addition of h2 blocker medication at bedtime. ...Read more

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What are the effects of proton pump inhibitors used long term? Prescription omeprazole, 40mgm sig 1 cap daily

Malabsorption: The major concern with long-term use is poor absorption of nutrients such as magnesium and many vitamins. Stomach is there for a purpose - it helps in the digestive process. I'd suggest at least annual monitoring by your doctor with blood tests. ...Read more

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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 :)

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

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Can mild acalculous gb wall thickening with fatty liver be managed by proton pump inhibitor medicines?

Can mild acalculous gb wall thickening with fatty liver be managed by proton pump inhibitor medicines?

Fatty liver: Managing both fatty liver and gallbladder disease means low fat diet. Fatty liver can be reversed if treated, and low fat diet with weight loss helps. Proton pump inhibitor will decrease acid stomach. Be well. ...Read more