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Date : 11-Apr-2014
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User:what are the advantages and disadvantages of taking Nexpro fast tablet of 20mg ?
User:Good morning
Doctor:Good morning. Nexpro fast tablet is a proton pump inhibitor.
User:what are the side effects of having it regularly ?
Doctor:It has beneficial effects in the treatment of gastritis, peptic ulcers and GERD.
Doctor:Side effects are very rare as many people use it without troubles.
User:can it used for long term like 1 year or so ?
Doctor:However prolonged usage is listed to cause non specific pain especially in muscles, stomach, intestinal infections, breast enlargement, hair issues and mental changes.
Doctor:These side effects are reported by a few.
Doctor:You should report to your doctor if you have any such troubles, the doctor will consider stopping it.
Doctor:Whether or not it can be used for a year or more depends on your doctor.
Doctor:If he feels the benefits outweighs the risk
Doctor:you can continue it.
User:my concern is , my wife is pregnant and doctor suggested nexpro fast to have in the daily morning before breakfast , she is taking for almost 3 months.
User:even for pregnant ladies also no side effects, I believe !
Doctor:It is relatively very safe during pregnancy
Doctor:there are no reports of harm in both mothers and babies
Doctor:so you can continue as instructed by the doctor.
User:ok, Thanks
Doctor:If she feels better after a few weeks, you can discuss with her doctor and consider using it only when required.
User:sure, thanks for the information !
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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