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Is it okay to take proton pump inhibitors long-term?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: PPI

Some studies have shown the increase of stomach polyps (so far benign) and also increase risk of Clostridium difficile infection.

In brief: PPI

Some studies have shown the increase of stomach polyps (so far benign) and also increase risk of Clostridium difficile infection.
Dr. Leila Hashemi
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Dr. Karen Dantin
Can also,affect your absorption of nutrient. Would not use long term
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Need to asses to need for long term therapy and no long term therapy should be left without an endoscopy at some point to dertemine the etiology of the disease causing long term use.
Gerd with barretts or chronic dyspepsia all can be a cuse for long term ppi. Downgrading to an antihistamine suce as Zantac (ranitidine) is appropriate as well you should always consult you doctor whenever you use long term meds.

In brief: Yes

Need to asses to need for long term therapy and no long term therapy should be left without an endoscopy at some point to dertemine the etiology of the disease causing long term use.
Gerd with barretts or chronic dyspepsia all can be a cuse for long term ppi. Downgrading to an antihistamine suce as Zantac (ranitidine) is appropriate as well you should always consult you doctor whenever you use long term meds.
Dr. David Hicks
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