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Is there any concern with long term use of omapradex for reflux esophagitis?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Do you mean omeprazole? If so, there is an increased risk of fracture and low magnesium with long term use, .

In brief: Yes

Do you mean omeprazole? If so, there is an increased risk of fracture and low magnesium with long term use, .
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Long-term Rx

These days all medications come with drug monographs/pamphlets.
..Please read it. The short answer is yes. Omepradex is a ppi and suppresses acid. All acid suppression interferes with protection from infection and the proper absorption of many nutrients. But - there are conditions or situations that require long-term use.

In brief: Long-term Rx

These days all medications come with drug monographs/pamphlets.
..Please read it. The short answer is yes. Omepradex is a ppi and suppresses acid. All acid suppression interferes with protection from infection and the proper absorption of many nutrients. But - there are conditions or situations that require long-term use.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Omeprazole

Omepradex (omeprazole) in the US.
.. Sold as an over the counter proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Generally safe. There is a concern with osteoporosis (thin bones) in post-menapausal women and thinning of the stomach. These are more likely with twice daily use. Generally safe.

In brief: Omeprazole

Omepradex (omeprazole) in the US.
.. Sold as an over the counter proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Generally safe. There is a concern with osteoporosis (thin bones) in post-menapausal women and thinning of the stomach. These are more likely with twice daily use. Generally safe.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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