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Old 11-09-2006, 08:21 AM   #1
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Tapering off PPI

I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to stop taking a PPI. I'm currently taking Nexium 40 mg one per day. At this point, I'm not sure whether the Nexium is helping or hurting and I'd like to try not taking it for a bit. I'm concerned about stopping cold turkey because I've heard that the "acid backlash" can be wicked. So should I cut back to taking Nexium every other day and then every third day? Or would it be better to switch to a lower dose PPI, like Prilosec OTC, every day for a while and then taper down to nothing? Any advice would be most appreciated.

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Old 11-09-2006, 06:52 PM   #2
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Re: Tapering off PPI

What I did is cut my dose in half and take the half dose everyday. It wasn't bad and I didn't notice alot of extra acid but I didn't eat spicey foods,etc.I haven't tried to get off it all together yet.

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