Any concern about PPI safety raises the question of whether more effort should be made to tackle some root causes of GERD such as obesity, stress and drinking alcohol instead - Bruce Y Lee


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How Safe Are Heartburn Medications?

This news may give you some heartburn. A study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that a commonly used type of heartburn medication (proton pump inhibitors or PPIs) may be associated with chronic kidney disease...

This is the latest burp in a class of medications that was considered safe enough to transition from being a prescription medication to an over-the-counter one (starting with Prilosec in 2003). Prior studies have suggested that PPI use may be associated with an increased risk of heart attacks. PPIs have become fairly pervasive. Chances are you have either taken a PPI, know someone who has taken a PPI or seen a PPI…

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