Long Term Dangers Of Prevacid

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Don Taft Says:


I developed severe acid reflux and my doctor put me on a regiment of Prevacid twice daily. I was on this s*** for 15 years. While did the job in preventing the acid reflux, it has slowly been destroying my body from the inside out. First it caused drastic changes in my stool, always soft with a pudding consistency, and eventual drainage. It caused my bones to mini fracture and may have the cause of my current back problems. It caused my joints to weaken to the point where it did permanent damage to one of my ankles. It caused severe fatigue, it caused liver and kidney pain and likely did damage to one of my kidneys. Only after thousands of dollars in tests and doctor bills a different doctor put me on Pantprazole and everything has cleared up I am convinced that prevacid was never properly tested and should never have come to market. If you are taking it, get off of it asap. If your doctor prescribes it long term, dump him/her immediately, he/she is an idiot. I finally have my life back and my reflux is under control. Side note, while taking prevacid, I was taking 10 Advil a day for pain relief, I take ZERO anything for pain now and I am more active than I have been in 15 years.



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Don! How are you doing? I'm sorry about all the issues you experienced, while taking Prevacid.

However, you should be aware that it is in the same drug class as Pantoprazole, so you may experience some of the same side effects and problems, as reported by the FDA. Long-term use also increased the risk of hip fractures.

Generally, these medications are only meant to be for short-term treatment of up to 4 months.

Has anyone experienced such severe issues from taking Prevacid?

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