Pantoprazole long term use

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In February, my cardiologist refused to renew the prescription for Pantoprazole, so I discontinued use on 2/4/2013. I use 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.
How serious is this condition? Will it go away long-term. 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.
I have been taking protonix for about 5 years now and I'm concerned about long term use 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.
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 long term use 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.
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 long term use, I also use 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.
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 term basis. People end up on those meds long term and sometimes end up causing more problems than they started with. Some people do genuinely have conditions that warrant those meds long term...
According to the manufacturer it can be considered for maintenance therapy for long term use 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?
If you want your health to deteriorate over time, then taking an acid blocker long term 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.
Wow, that is interesting. I've been on it for about 3 1/2 months.
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.
Vitamin D may be important to control the inflammatory status in this disease [57]. A long term 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].
She has suggested that my problems stem from hypochloridia (low stomach acid) as a result of long term ppi use. 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?
The effects are getting a little better, but they are still strong. I have had an ulcer, for a long 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.
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 use long term 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!!
signs of vitamin B-12 deficiency with long-term (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.
There's a lot of current research which reflects what he's saying about long term use. Sites like WebMD, Mayo will not quote long term 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.
It is more effectively given intravenously than orally, and has decreased efficacy with long-term use. 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.
Sometimes, in the mornings I may have a slight cough upon waking. But, it never lasts long. I do use 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.
I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use 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.
Ibuprofen (on occasion) – nausea and headaches e. Prilosec – long term 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.
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 long term. 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!
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 long 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.
I'm a 43 year old male with a long history of stomach issues. I take prilosec daily and have no idea what a "normal" bowel movement resembles. Sour stomach, cramps, reflux and soft stools are just a part of life for me and I've been able to lead a fairly normal and mobile life in spite of these issues. Six weeks ago, I went to work and took one of my kids w/me. He loves going to the office for some reason and he had nothing better to do on this particular summer day.
When it first started I thought it was my cell phone ringing but my phone was not in my pocket. I feel the vibration all day long and it has a pattern to it. It is a weired feeling and I can not figure out what causes this and why it will not go away. Can you tell me why I feel this?
While in the hospital for two weeks afterward, I noticed a dull aching in my right arm, midway between the elbow and shoulder. The discomfort gradually worsened over the next month until I couldnt use my arm at all. An orthopedic surgeon told me I had torn my rotator cuff and needed surgery but, when he got in there, he found nothing. Weekly deep tissue massage helps a lot, but I'd like to find out what's causing the pain.
To answer the specific question, "How do I know when skipped heart beats are dangerous?" You don't. Only a doctor can determine that with equipment like an EKG. The big clue that something is wrong is if you begin passing out, which from what you say is highly unlikely since your heart tests are normal. If you're just having ectopic beats, this probably isn't even worth you thinking about it.
I CARRY A EPPI PEN AND HAVE HAD TO CALL EMS, I USE MY INHALER AND NEBULIZER, BUT DONT HELP MUCH, AND I NEVER KNOW WHEN ONE WILL COME ON EITHER
Couldn't believe I was walking around in such misery for so long!! I since moved and have went about 2 1/2 months without going to the chiropractor and guess what-- symptoms slowly started to creep back. Then 2 weeks ago I had to call 911, my heartrate was extremely fast and I was dizzy and very sick. I was alone at the time and couldn't get ahold of anyone so I called 911. My heart rate was over 137 and it lasted for almost 3 hours.
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