Lonsdale Medical Group

24 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RR

Telephone: 0207 328 8331 (75+ line available on request)

admin.lonsdale@nhs.net

24 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RR

Telephone: 0207 328 8331 (75+ line available on request)

admin.lonsdale@nhs.net

We're open

Other locations:

Blessing Medical Centre, 307 Kilburn Lane, London W9 3EG

Blessing Medical Centre, 307 Kilburn Lane, London W9 3EG

Macmillan Coffee morning Wednesday 30th November from 10am at the Lonsdale Medical Centre: please come!

Long term use of a Proton Pump Inhibitor

What are the possible risks from long-term use of a PPI?

  • Increased risk of serious stomach infections including Clostridium difficile
  • Increased risk of bone fractures
  • Decreased absorption of nutrients including magnesium, calcium, and vitamins
  • Reduce the effectiveness of other medicines you may take including medicines used to prevent heart attack and stroke
  • May increase risk of kidney disease, pneumonia, dementia and certain cancers – more research is being done on all these possible links.

Always speak to your GP or pharmacist before stopping prescribed medicines. PPIs should be reduced slowly to minimise rebound symptoms. If you have a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding, or have severe symptoms it is likely that continuing your PPI is the best option – your GP can help you to make this decision.

For information on what you can do to help with heartburn and indigestion yourself, see our Self Care and Common Conditions section of the website for some useful links.

 

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
    GP extended hours service until 8pm: pre-booked only
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
    GP extended hours service until 8pm: pre-booked only.
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:30
    GP extended hours service until 8pm: pre-booked only
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
    GP extended hours service until 8pm: pre-booked only
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
    GP extended hours service until 8pm: pre-booked only
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
    GP Extended hours Hub service 9-5pm: pre-booked only
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
    Remote GP morning service: pre-booked only
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