PPI’s Linked to Gastric Cancer

PPI’s, proton pump inhibitors, include drugs such as Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, and Dexilent. These drugs help treat acid reflux and act to protect the stomach lining. Individuals can generally use these drugs safely for short periods of time, but scientific studies show a person’s long-term use significantly increases their risk of developing gastric (stomach) cancer. Doctors are often unaware of the damaging side effects that these drugs may have when prescribing them for their…

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PPIs and Kidney Disease

Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix, and Dexilant are popular over-the-counter drugs that reduce the amount of gastric acid the stomach produces. Doctors commonly prescribe these drugs, classified as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), to patients with acid reflux and heartburn. Although PPIs have been in use since 1981, new scientific evidence suggests that these drugs are associated with severe and potentially deadly health problems. Defective drugs like Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix, and Dexilant have been linked to…

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