Does Protonix Cause Stomach Cancer?

Question

Asked by judith j

Does Protonix Cause Stomach Cancer?

I was on protonix for nearly 2 years and am concerned about long term usage.

Answer

As of yet Protonix has not been linked to causing stomach cancer. In fact, prolonged exposure to stomach acid can lead to Barrett's esophagus which is a precancerous condition in the esophagus so using a PPI is thought to decrease the chance of cancer.

There are some new concerns about prolonged usage of PPIs but this would only be if you continue to take them.

Stephanie

You should know: The answer above provides general health information that is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment recommendations from a qualified healthcare professional.