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I have been taking lansoprazole 30 mg for six months; how do you know if you still need it?

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Dr. Eric Teitel
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: It depends

On your reason for taking the drug.
If you have a condition known as barretts esophagus, it would be inadvisable to stop. If you have gerd, you may want to slowly taper- say take the drug every 2nd or 3rd day and see how you feel. There is an issue with rebound hyper-acidity, so you may want to wait a few days before restarting the drug to be sure that you still need it.

In brief: It depends

On your reason for taking the drug.
If you have a condition known as barretts esophagus, it would be inadvisable to stop. If you have gerd, you may want to slowly taper- say take the drug every 2nd or 3rd day and see how you feel. There is an issue with rebound hyper-acidity, so you may want to wait a few days before restarting the drug to be sure that you still need it.
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