Prevacid side effects long term use

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Avatar f tn I wasn't cold but my body was tense and shivering like I was freezeing. Could this be side effects from long term use of Prevacid or does it simply sound like anxiety.
Avatar n tn Being on the pils TOO long has shown to give long-term problems with bone density because there's less acid to digest the calcium, which requires a lot of acid to digest. Go back to your doc and talk about these side effects plus your cash concerns. See whether they can help you out, and see about switching to another med. Good luck.
Avatar n tn So, with this said, how do I know that the Nexium and/or Prevacid are completely safe to use long-term? Are there any new studies being done on either one of these drugs that I can look up on the internet?
Avatar n tn Some claim that, since they have been in use in Europe for a longer period than America, and that there doesn't appear to be strong evidence of adverse effects from long-term use in Europe, you should be OK. I am not a doctor, but I am inclined to believe that long-term use of any drug that effects the gastrointestinal function must carry some risk. That view is intuitive on my part, not scientific.
Avatar n tn Dear DAG03927, Did you ever get an answer about being on Prilosec long-term ? I'm curious because I just started taking Prevacid and am wondering the same thing. I feel like I'm too young to start being on meds.
Avatar n tn You may want to do a WEB search on Losec (in the US it is marketed under the name Prilosec, so I'd search that term as well). You should get good information on potential side effects and how long it takes to begin to have full effect. I suspect that you may want to give it 2 or 3 weeks to see if it helps. If not, tell your GP and ask for an endoscopy. That will be the first test they should do to see if reflux has irritated your esophageal lining.
Avatar n tn UTI all within 2 weeks)so stopped. Fosamax side effects frighten me especially with the unproven results.Have continued calcium supplements 750-1000mg daily along with increased calcium in the diet.I am small boned/small stature and many questions have been raised about misdiagnosis when small framed.Also, I take .3mg Premarin (that dosage was recently lowered from .625mg because of all the negative reports on HRT meds). What other options are available with these issues?
Avatar n tn Not to scare anyone, but I have been taking Prevacid (started out with Aciphex -- felt awful on it) for around 5 wks, off and then on, and have several side effects from it. READ the insert and exactly what side effects it can cause like I did. I found that my dry eyes, eye pain, hair loss, stomach pain, etc. are because of IT!!
Avatar n tn As with ANY DRUG there are potential side effects MEANING the side effects CAN happen, not that they WILL happen. There is NO drug that exist that doesn't have side effects. That's pretty much medication 101. Mypopy, if this is a serious concern of yours by all means talk with a medical EXPERT, your physician.
Avatar m tn however, acid reflux medications have not been approved for long-term use. Patients using these OTC acid reflux medications for more than two weeks should talk with their doctors.
Avatar n tn He has read up on prozac and it seems like it is technically the safest but nobody knows what the long term side effects are and since he went off of this medication cold turkey and he has been on it for seven years we are worried that he now may need to be on paxl or some kind of anti anxiety medication.
Avatar n tn I've been taking Prevacid 30mg twice a day for several years for what was diagnosed as GERD. A new family practice MD and my pharmacist is questioning my long-term use and dosage of Prevacid. I've tried to decrease to 30mg once a day, but had severe heartburn. The new MD suggested an endoscopy. Does that sound like a reasonable place to start in order to get some medical answers? I'd appreciate any feedback. Thanks.
Avatar n tn You are out of breath because of hyperventilation, you get nonregular heart beets under panic, as this is your bodies way of telling you to escape because there's danger. And your full feeling is associated with panic disorder. Long term drinking, damages the outer layer in the brain, (not saying thats happened to you. Long term drink is also closely associated to neuroligical disorders mainly panic disorders. Feeling a sickening dread, that something bad will happen and the like.
208686 tn?1293034103 I had the jitteriness, tremors, headaches, and vomiting as my side effects. It was horrible. I feel for you. Stacie from http://www(dot)twinslist(dot)org/terbquestions(dot)html Using Terbutaline To Treat Preterm Labor 1. My obstetrician prescribed terbutaline for preterm labor. What kind of drug is it? Terbutaline (also known as Brethine and Bricanyl) is an asthma drug in the drug class of beta-adrenergics.
290867 tn?1333572878 What are if any side effects of him taking these meds and could there be any long term problems???? Any one have any tricks that worked for you to help with the spitting up??? Also Julian was not eating on Saturday and I took him to the Ped and she said he had a lot of fluid built up in his ear and that he had a double ear infection. She perscribed him amoxicillan(sp) for 10 days 2x a day!
Avatar m tn You may use over-the-counter antacids after meals and at bedtime, although they do not last very long. Common side effects of antacids include diarrhea or constipation. Other over-the-counter and prescription drugs can treat GERD. They work more slowly than antacids but give you longer relief. Your pharmacist, doctor, or nurse can tell you how to take these drugs. Medications http://digestive.niddk.nih.
Avatar n tn What do they do for it and what is the long term outlook ? Would it cause my gallbladder to become inflamed and scarred ? Thank you so much for writing about this.
Avatar n tn so i've had a pain in my right side for the last 5 days...went o e.r yesterday because not only do i have pain on my lower right side now i do on side of my boob and also there's some kind of a pattern on my skin that goes from my spine to half way to my stomache. the pattern like thing doesn't have any pain to it, but it's weird looking and the dr's said its not shingles and that they've never seen anything like it...everyday the pain gets worse...
Avatar n tn Does the treatment actually do anything for the pain when an attack occurs or is it only effective in the long term? - was prescribed ranitidine before but it was completely ineffective. Would appreciate any comments.
1580318 tn?1492443745 Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease — or worse. But this important information is often shrouded from public view, which intentionally perpetuates the myth that the benefits of FDA-approved drugs far outweigh any risks.
Avatar n tn we found prevacid to be the most effective with the least side effects.. i believe its also the safest for longer-term use.
Avatar n tn Is anyone experiencing these side effects from the PPI drugs? I have tried Prevacid/Nexium and get these effects and are VERY upsetting when they get bad. Any ideas on a PPI that doesnt do this?
Avatar n tn 1. Are stomach aches a possible reaction to long term use of copaxone? 2. What am I in for by stopping the shots? 3. Are there any natural ways to keep ms patients from relapses. Thank you for any help.
Avatar m tn Protonix Medication Uses | Other Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage USES: Pantoprazole works by blocking acid production in the stomach. This medication is known as a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It is used to treat acid-related stomach and throat (esophagus) problems (e.g., acid reflux or GERD, erosive esophagitis, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).
99627 tn?1301274552 Both of my kids had acid reflux. Both were on Zantac. No side effects at all and both were on for long periods of time (over a year). My daughter finally outgrew it at 13 months- she was in the hospital for a week at 2 weeks old when they diagnosed her as they wanted to do a PH study. My little guy had severe acid reflux and was on Zantac for about 4 months- it wasn't working so they started him on Prilosec.
Avatar m tn I know many people take ppi's everyday, but if you see the possible side effects long term use can bring, they can be quite scary.
Avatar m tn So I don't know what the answer is, my family doc says I can take it the rest of my life if need be but my gut feeling is long term medication use has to cause some effects.
Avatar n tn These are most noticeable at night when you are at rest but are occaintionally noticeable when I am up and about. I recently have noticed similar cramping behavior in my bicep. I can sometimes induce the twiching when i flex my bicep and then relax it. Then the whole bicep twiches. I finally got sick of all this and went to a GP the other day. I told him of my symptoms and he examed my calf and said it looks normal. He ask me if I was on any medications and I told him Prilosec.