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Entries by Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. from 08/2012

Concerns About Acid-Blockers Are Being Raised

| Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living

When used to treat GERD, PPIs are indicated for a treatment course of eight weeks. Many individuals, however, stay on these acid-reducing medications indefinitely. In addition to common side effects such as nausea and diarrhea, such prolonged use raises the risk of a myriad of other potential problems.