My husband (71) was prescribed a proton pump inhibitor along with his chronic drugs. Is this really necessary?

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His digestion is excellent and his appetite is small. He only wants to eat twice a day - a late breakfast and a fairly early dinner. He is diabetic but no longer on insulin - just Glucophage and his blood sugar is under control. The medication sheet said the proton pump inhibitor is "to prevent ulcers". Should this be treated as a chronic medication? He has never had an ulcer or even indigestion.

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I have had orders written on a discharge paper that didn't make sense more than once. Best to discuss with a doctor who know your husband. Good luck!
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The doctor is not in my town. He is attached to the hospital where my husband was. It was he who wrote "to prevent ulcers". I will however consult with my husband's usual doctor. Thanks for your quick reply.
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I think you need to talk to the doctor who prescribed it and find out what the reasoning is.
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