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Lexapro(escitalopram) and acidity ?

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My pdoc told me to take acidity med(pantoprazole) daily along with lexapro(escitalopram). Pantoprazole is a Proton-pump inhibitor.

But im worried about long term side effects of pantoprazole. Stomach acid plays a role in killing ingested bacteria. Use of pantoprazole may increase the chance of developing infections such as pneumonia, particularly in hospitalized patients. [1]

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4214881/

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