usually in hospital when the patient came with different diseases, they put proton pumb inhibitor as a prophylaxis to stress ulcer even if ther is no signs of previeous history of ulcer or related condition
Hello rowmee and welcome to DC. This is an interesting question and the views are as diverse as they are mixed. For short-term use... there is little to no concern. For prolonged use or use outside of the hospital setting... then there is much to be concerned about. For instance, hip fractures are of concern especially in patients 65 and older. Iron deficiency is another issue. Most of these things are correctable once the patient stops the treatment. More interesting is why are you concerned about this? Without knowing the person's history... it is unknowable to me why "chronic" use is suggested here as there is nothing to relate it's use to.
I wish I could be more helpful but your question is lacking some basic information. Perhaps you can "add" to your question or give some history for us. It would also be helpful to post questions as "conversational" so that we can interact. Otherwise, we can only respond once to a "direct" question,
I wish you well and hope your concerns over this have been lessened by other research or talking to other medical professionals or perhaps your doctor.
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