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What is a good long term pill .

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what is a good long term pill for gasritis.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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Nowadays we avoid PPIs like nexium for long term given several side effects like bone loss, atrial fibrillation, stomach and intestinal infections for example.
Safer options will be antacids like Gaviscon for daily long term use.
antac or ranitidine also is considered safe to use for long term.
However there a long term safe supplement that can be used for gastritis.
This is known as DGL ( deglycirrhinized liquorice)
DGL is available in any health food stores without prscription.
The dosage is 2 tablets daily.
We also recommend regular check of liver and kidney functino by blood tests for any side effect.
Please discuss with your doctor also.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****