I Have Been Taking Altosec For 3 Year, Is This Bad For You ?

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Asked by Jacky Dennis

I Have Been Taking Altosec For 3 Year, Is This Bad For You ?

Im am 32, female

Answer

Altosec is a proton pump inhibitor. It isn't marketed here in the US but from what I can tell it is equivalent to omeprazole. There are long term concerns now being discovered about omeprazole and other PPIs. You may want to discuss these concerns with your doctor especially considering that you are a young woman - bone loss is something to be seriously considered and the benefits/risks need to be weighed.

Best of luck - Stephanie

Answered by Stephanie