Zantac long term use

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Avatar n tn Hi Linda: There is an ongoing debate about the risks associated with long-term use of Proton Pump Inhibitors ("PPIs"). 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.
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 n tn I am so sorry to hear that. I know a lot of people here have the same long term effects from TX. I am sure they will post tonight or tomorrow. You are not alone... I just wanted to respond as not leave you hanging. Hang in there...
Avatar n tn (She was sent for the tests immediately - whereas my symptoms have been going on for 10 years, so I presume the GP doesn't think it is anything sinister). My doctor suggests I use Imodium for the diarrhoea, and Zantac for the gastritis. I would just be interested to hear your thoughts on my symptoms - especially the diarrhoea/pale stools. Also are there any non-invasive tests that might give an indicator of what is wrong? I'm fed up of feeling ill all the time!
Avatar n tn As to the conflicting advice you recieved on long-term Nexium use, IT IS NOT benign over the long term. Virgo57 is right about the Vitamin absorption problems long tem use can cause. Beyond that, prolonged use of PPIs can cause gastric cancer. I have been using them since 1989, non-stop, and in each of my last two semiannual endoscopies, gastric polyps were found and removed.
Avatar f tn Will long term of the PPI's or acid reducers as Zantac lead to osteoprosis and fracture? If so how can I protect my bones?
Avatar m tn Triple antibiotic therapy is needed to kill this bacteria off. As for acid blockers, they are for short term use only. The 4 primary consequences of acid blocking drugs are increased bacterial overgrowth, impaired nutrient absorption, decreased resistance to infection, increased risk of cancer and other diseases. Excerpt from "Stomach Acid" by Jon Barron: "The bottom line here is that most people are very confused about the role stomach acid plays in health.
Avatar n tn If they don't work, try taking 1 or 2 over the counter Zantac (ranitidine 75 mg); then use the Prevacid as a last resort. Also, weight loss will reduce your symptoms. Let me know if I can help any further, John W. (R.
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!
193245 tn?1189993322 I'm interested in hearing about the experiences of people who've been on benzos long term (more than a year). How long have you been using them? Which drug? At what doses have you taken it? What is your opinion, overall (efficacy, side effects, tolerance are of particular concern to me)? Please note that I'm not interested in this turning into a pro- or anti-benzo debate. I'd like to hear only from people who've taken them for around a year or more.
Avatar n tn I've been recently diagnosed with GERD. Zantac, 150 mg 2x per day seems to help considerably. The dr. says to use it indefinitely but I am concerned about long term effects of this. Does one become acclimated to it and never get off the meds? Will it damage my liver or kidneys to stay on it forever? Also- I have a diagnosis of LES weakness. Is there a way to strengthen this muscle once it has been weakened? My dr.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn Zantac, 150 mg 2x per day seems to help considerably. The dr. says to use it indefinitely but I am concerned about long term effects of this. Does one become acclimated to it and never get off the meds? Will it damage my liver or kidneys to stay on it forever? Also- I have a diagnosis of LES weakness. Is there a way to strengthen this muscle once it has been weakened? My dr.
Avatar f tn Tums never work for me or pepcid i am missing a stomach lining from long term acid reflux so i have to take zantac 150 and it is the only thing that works...
Avatar m tn Now i seem to have this buring sensation just below my breast bone around my sternum area and lately has shifted to my left side. i also have back left side pain. I use zantac when i feel these symptoms, tylenol and lately pepto bismol and drinking veggie juice( i cant seem find just cabbage juice?). They all seem to work for a short term but nothing for a long time.
Avatar m tn Pepcid AC is an H-2 blocker like Zantac. Prilosec, is a newer generation of acid blockers called PPI's (protein pump inhibitors) that literally shut down most acid production. Prilosec is OTC but you can others like Nexium with a prescription. As long as your doctor gave you a choice, I'd say go with the H-2 pump if it works.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have severe gastroparesis and have had for several years. For mine I take aciphex two times a in morning and one at bedtime. My reflux was so bad it caused me to have bronchial spasms and coughing. The doctors have never mentioned that I could only take for a certain amount of time. I work for a family doctor, but see a gastro doctor plus a internal medicine doctor so feel sure one of them would have given me information by this time if there was a reason.
Avatar m tn thanks! if I take prednisone at 30mg for a few weeks for asthma is that going to raise my liver levels or cause damage?
Avatar n tn it will cause no harm to u if taken for a short span. Though long term use is also not hepatotoxic but since its metabolism takes place in liver i won't advice it in advanced liver diseases. But healthy hep b individuals can take it without a single concern, its a good drug and enlisted in WHO's essential drug list.
Avatar f tn I always wake up like 2-3 hours later and it's sooo bad to the point where I feel like I'm gonna get sick. And i do sleep propped up.. what could I use to gel keep heartburn away for long periods of time?? Without a prescription? also separate question: I never had heartburn before I was pregnant.. will it go away after I have my baby or am I stuck with it now?
Avatar n tn I know all the basics for avoiding gerd and practice them daily. My concern is with the long term use of ppis. I am worried about that, so therefore trying to quit...Thanks for your opinion!
Avatar m tn I just don't know for temporary use or long term use and I would hate for you to become addicted to the stuff so yeah I would check with your doctor if interested in ativan.
Avatar m tn Please, even though many doctors have prescribed the PPI meds long-term--DON'T take them long term. Short-term, to help you relieve the worst of your symptoms while you are adjusting to the elimination diet, for the two weeks is far safer than taking them long-term. People have troubles you sometimes don't hear about that are caused by long-term use of the PPI medications. The reason you feel better after you vomit is because the stomach has ejected the excess acid.
Avatar n tn I'm not even 100% sure that there is a problem to treat, and I worry about possible side effects of long term medicine use. I am also curious about the long term prognosis for people with this condition. I have heard about frequent dialations, lifetime reflux problems, and worse. Are these likely, or are we just being told the worst case possibilities?
Avatar m tn If you don't find any relief with medications 2. You get relief, but don't want to continue taking medications on a long term and on stopping medications the symptoms return.
Avatar n tn I suffer from reflux and have taken PRILOSEC for many years on a daily basis - should I be concerned about long term use? Also, the medication stops the acid burn but does not actually stop the reflux, only the burn associated with it. Occasionaly I awake with a mouth full of reflux and recently inhaled this liquid into my lungs - I assume because of pain in my chest. This happened 3 days ago and I still have a cough and chest pain.
Avatar m tn Do you think the long term omeprazole use could have caused the elevated liver enzymes? I have no idea. 3. Do you think the low vitamin D & high B12 are related to liver function? There seems to be an association between low vitamin d levels and liver disease. There is definitely an association with low vitamin d and hepatitis c. The cholecalciferol is to increase your vitamin d level. Have you beeen screened for viral hepatitis? If you are overweight fatty liver might be at play.