Long-term Consumption Of Ulcer Drugs?

hello, I would like to have a consultation ยท I am sick with acute gastritis. Recently, it has recurred frequently and has recently been hospitalized. There are doctors who advise me to take omeprazole for 3-4 months, can omeprazole be consumed in the long term? will therapy lately I am often dizzy, so I continue this drug therapy or stop? nthank you

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Hello Mimi, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

Omeprazole is a drug from the proton pump inhibitor class that can be used for the treatment of various diseases related to high or excessive stomach acid production. In several types of diseases of the stomach, for example in peptic ulcer, GERD, gastric cancer, this drug can indeed be used for several weeks to several months. Long-term use of omeprazole can indeed increase the risk of several side effects such as:

Clostridium difficile colitis infection or inflammation of the colon impaired absorption of some minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and iron impaired absorption of vitamin B12 increases the risk of fracture or fracture increases the risk of developing kidney disorders. Despite the risks of developing these side effects, your doctor of course, weighing the advantages and disadvantages of long-term omeprazole. The risk of these side effects is actually quite small. If indeed your gastritis is severe enough, then it is very rational to give you long-term omeprazole therapy. You should follow your doctor's instructions for taking medication. If there are certain concerns, you can consult your doctor again for more details.

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