26 Aug 2013
Some people end up having to be on prilosec and others if its class indefinitely. There have been a couple of studies that show some long term effects of acid-suppression while on a PPI (proton pump inhibitor). One is PPI's can affect the absorption of calcium, this in turn can lead to bone fractures and osteoporosis. B-12's absorption may also be effected by long term PPI use and may be monitored. There are a couple of other things that were looked at, but the point is it has prompted doctors to take a step back and reevaluate long term PPI use. Don't get me wrong, some people have to take these for a long time or suffer gastric problems. The 14 days treatment for Prilosec is for little problems. Most ulcers, gerd etc require a longer treatment time than 14 days, and they want you to go to your doctor in case it is something more serious.
- Prilosec Information for Consumers
- Prilosec Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prilosec (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
The box (Prilosec OTC) says not to take if you are taking Diazapam (an anti-anxiety medication). I am not taking Diazapam, but would Valerian have ...
1 answer • 1 Nov 2009
... got really low. when i started taking it again i was fine. Is this normal?
1 answer • 16 Feb 2010
1 answer • 24 Jun 2011
I have been taking 20mg omeprazole (Prilosec) for 8 years and when I stopped a week ago, the problem is going away. I am taking Zantac each morning ...
1 answer • 31 Oct 2011