Ulcer medications - proton pump inhibitors
Proton pump inhibitors include:
- Lansoprazole (Prevacid, Prevacid OTC, Prevacid SoluTab)
- Pantoprazole (Protonix)
- Rabeprazole (Aciphex)
- Esomeprazole (Nexium)
- Omeprazole (Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Zegerid Original Formulation)
- Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant)
Proton pump inhibitors may sometimes be combined with sodium bicarbonate. Such combination includes:
- Omeprazole/ sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid and Zegerid OTC)
Taking proton pump inhibitors may deplete vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Low levels of vitamin B12 may cause any of the following symptoms:
- Loss of appetite
- Personality changes
Low levels of vitamin B12 may increase the risk of heart diseases.
The information presented here covers some of the nutrients that may be affected when you take certain medicines. If you have any of these signs and symptoms, it does not always mean you have low levels of these nutrients.
Factors that affect the level of nutrients are:
- Your medical history
- How long you have been taking the medicine
Please talk to your health care provider. They can best address your health care needs and see if you are at risk for low levels of any nutrients.
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- Last reviewed on 9/19/2016
- Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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