A doctor on a radio show said that Omeprazole is addictive and very difficult to stop taking because of this. I think the doc was trying to explain it was addictive only because people who try to stop taking it have worse heart burn than when they started using it. I also heard it can cause problems in women who are menopausal due to fractures.
I have been taking this drug for almost 10 years but because of this warning, I have been trying to discontinue use because of it. However, I have also heard that it's not safe to have chronic heart burn either (which I do) because it can damage the esophogus. Please tell me which is better.