Pantoprazole long term use

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1210142 tn?1266080631 In February, my cardiologist refused to renew the prescription for Pantoprazole, so I discontinued <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span> on 2/4/2013. I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span> Ranitidine once every 2 or 3 weeks, and found that club soda with my meals virtually eliminates any gastric discomfort. What is significant, however, is that all chest pain disappeared and my feline-inflicted wounds now take a half hour or more to clot (as I would expect with Plavix and aspirin.) Additionally, my BP now measures 129/85 max and 90/70 min.
Avatar n tn I seem to have tolerated them well but there seems to be more and more warnings regarding <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span>. I was originally prescribed them because of what reflux was doing to my heart rhythm. I was having atrial arrythmias that were triggered by the action of swallowing. It appeared that the irritation caused by reflux was affecting the vagus nerve. It was scary and nobody had any treatment options other than rhythm control meds. Fortunately the PPI did the trick.
Avatar n tn How serious is this condition? Will it go away <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span>. Does this increase risk for gastric cancer later - obviously something I need to monitor?! Thank you very much for your comments - havne't found much info on erosive gastritis - all the talk now seems to be on H-pyelori and GERD.
Avatar n tn I have been taking protonix for about 5 years now and I'm concerned about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span> of protonix and all the other heartburn medications I have been taking for 30 years. I still suffer from heartburn daily. I have had 4 Endoscopy's done at different times and my Dr. say's it does show some inflammation but no Barrett's Desease, thank God. I have nausea at times, bloated and abdominal pain and don't feel well most of the time.I vomited once about 6 months ago and just yesturday vomited again.
Avatar n tn Sure enough, cut my asthma med Symbicort to 1 puff once a day from 4 puffs and at half the dose. This is a good thing because <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span> does cause bone loss and I m a 65 year old very active female. Last year I broke a bone in my ankle walking on a flat surface so bone loss is an issue for me. For this reason I stopped cold turkey the omepazole and all hell broke loose with reflux, burning stomach, burping and gas.
Avatar f tn Hi, pretty well everything you wrote rings a bell, I have been on Pantoprazole sold under Protium Brand in the UK for 12 years despite the fact that most leaflets state 8 weeks max and not tested for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span>, I also <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span> lots of Gaviscon. I do have a confirmed Hiatal Hernia which produces acid reflux sometimes during the daytime and almost always if I nap during the day whilst sitting up.
177337 tn?1310063499 Make sure you have your doctor check your magnesium levels while taking these drugs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span>, as they have been associated with sometimes severe hypomagnesemia, which could cause PVCs and other heart rhythm problems.
17338875 tn?1455780302 I think you're probably on way too much D, so you want to look into that just for your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> health. You don't dose someone on a vitamin just because you "feel" something, you have to do blood tests to determine if you're in fact low on D. If you get out in the sun a half hour a day in prime sunlight hours you get all you need, but most of us avoid the sun nowadays. But too much of a good thing is not necessarily better, as D can affect magnesium levels.
Avatar n tn I'm usually a more mainstream medicine person, but I DO think when it comes to chronic GI problems, the docs really struggle to manage the conditions, and the meds out there (like prilosec, protonix, etc) really should only be used on a very limited, short <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> basis. People end up on those meds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> and sometimes end up causing more problems than they started with. Some people do genuinely have conditions that warrant those meds long term...
Avatar f tn According to the manufacturer it can be considered for maintenance therapy for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span> after initial response is experienced. In the absence of results ( actually with worsening symptoms), he then prescribes TRIPLE the original dose of a different PPI drug (2), against the recommendation from the manufacturer! So you went through all this, for what?
2178416 tn?1337617593 If you want your health to deteriorate over time, then taking an acid blocker <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> will do the job nicely. Excerpt from Jon Barron - Stomach Acid: "The bottom line here is that most people are very confused about the role stomach acid plays in health. Most people: Think they have too much, when in fact they have too little. Treat the symptom and suppress stomach acid production, ultimately leading to long-term health problems.
Avatar n tn Wow, that is interesting. I've been on it for about 3 1/2 months.
Avatar n tn There are some kinds of symptoms where doctors are more likely to have a knee jerk reaction and throw certain medications at a patient. GI issues/ "GERD" is one of the biggest ones on the list. I definitely am wary of that kind of "fast track" treatment, for a lot of reasons. There ARE people that absolutely have GERD or other GI issues, but I personally feel that before prescribing these acid reducing medications, more thorough assessments should be done.
Avatar m tn Vitamin D may be important to control the inflammatory status in this disease [57]. A <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> study using a vitamin D analogue 1a-hydroxyvitamin D3 resulted in a marked (greater than 50%) reduction of H. pylori infection over 20 year [58].
Avatar m tn She has suggested that my problems stem from hypochloridia (low stomach acid) as a result of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> ppi <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span>. In the last 2 weeks my GERD symptoms have returned with a vengeance. This coincides with my decision to stop using my domperidone. I've now resumed taking domperidone but I take a little less than I did before. Is it possible that low stomach acid has caused my irritable bowel symptoms?
Avatar m tn The effects are getting a little better, but they are still strong. I have had an ulcer, for a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> time about 25 years, in 2002 I was put on Omepazole 20mg. I had not had any ulcer problems since, I was able to eat and drink anything I wanted without any effect.
877337 tn?1249848050 The throat gets soar in the morning and muscles contract in 'defense mode' termed 'globus sensation' in the medical community. Prilosec or other PPI might work for you. Like stated above, test it out. It is not meant to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> though, can mess you up. Bad for pancreas. With less acid you will not absorb food correctly, nor will you digest it. If you do have GERD, seek natural treatments if Prilosec works or not. Dont use over 3 months!!
Avatar m tn however, acid reflux medications have not been approved for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span>. Patients using these OTC acid reflux medications for more than two weeks should talk with their doctors.
Avatar m tn signs of vitamin B-12 deficiency with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> (over 3 years) treatment (e.g., unusual weakness, sore tongue, numbness or tingling of the hands/feet). A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
Avatar f tn There's a lot of current research which reflects what he's saying about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span>. Sites like WebMD, Mayo will not quote <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> research until there's a unequivocal link, but most say the long term effects require more research. Anyways, I believe to rely on H2 Blockers when a better proven alternative would be to look at one's diet to deal with excessive stomach acid.
Avatar f tn It is more effectively given intravenously than orally, and has decreased efficacy with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span>. Another potential problem is antimicrobial resistance. Erythromycin is effective in gastroparesis in very low doses of 125-250 mg twice a day, administered in liquid suspension form and can be used in combination with metoclopramide. Reduced dosing lessens the possibility of drug tolerance while maintaining options to increase the dose during symptom exacerbation.
Avatar f tn And also just so happened to be the transplant center that advanced the procedure of a liver transplant to being a very risky procedure with a generally poor prognosis to the first successful <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> patient survivors of liver transplants due mainly because of the development of advanced immuno-suppressant medicines to mitigate organ graft rejection which was the main cause of transplant failures and deaths by both Thomas Strarzyl and John Fung who through the development and optimized use
Avatar m tn Sometimes, in the mornings I may have a slight cough upon waking. But, it never lasts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span>. I do <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span> my rescue inhaler ProAir just every great once in awhile. The only thing that does bother me is fatigue at times due to the COPD. But all in all, I am doing rather good. I thank God for that. I am also not on oxygen at all. Don't feel that I will be for some long time I hope. If you have anymore questions, I will be most happy to answer them for you or try to anyway.
Avatar m tn I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>use</span> Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it.
Avatar m tn Ibuprofen (on occasion) – nausea and headaches e. Prilosec – <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> GI f. Cymbalta – Anxiety / head pain 5. Temporarily altered eating habits –meats and dairy cause nausea and fatigue to get worse, but no change to other symptoms: a. No meats b. No dairy c. No canned foods d. No fast food 6. Blood test for basic diseases / levels – no anomalies 7. Was placed on steroid regiment for a week – no help 8. Taken vacation (involved no computers or electronics) 9.
10894761 tn?1413641484 For a long time I've been drinking lots of coffee everyday and haven't had PVC problems, but I think it makes effect on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span>. And apart from that, the coffee makes my stomach problems a lot worse, for sure. Once again, thank you very much for your support, it made me feel much better!
Avatar m tn Prier to this I took maybe one aspirin a year, then suddenly I had to number each pill bottle (15 in all) and constantly check to see how many of each I needed to take and how often. Not too <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> ago I got rid of most (mostly pain killers I never needed in the first place) and ended up with... Coreg x2/day Lisinopril x1/day Simvastatin x1/day Now I'm back up a few for related problems, they wont be around all the time but the three listed I'm told will be.
15607012 tn?1442453350 In my next post you'll understand why I believe I've been exposed to something, but there's clearly some other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> condition going on as well. My goal is to get at least one of them identified.