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Calcium level 8.7. Doc wants me on Prevacid (lansoprazole) for GERD. Should my calcium and magnesium levels be monitored?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: No

Although well-publicized, the risk of mineral deficiencies in patients on long-term PPI's is extremely small.
There is no evidence to suggest that routine monitoring of calcium, magnesium, or any lab test is necessary or recommended. If a PPI is needed to control your symptoms, stick with it. Good luck.

In brief: No

Although well-publicized, the risk of mineral deficiencies in patients on long-term PPI's is extremely small.
There is no evidence to suggest that routine monitoring of calcium, magnesium, or any lab test is necessary or recommended. If a PPI is needed to control your symptoms, stick with it. Good luck.
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