Acid-reducing medicines proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are one of the most widely prescribed drugs, but the long-term effects have been linked to adverse events including Clostidium difficile infection, osteoporosis, pneumonia, vitamin deficiency, dementia, and chronic kidney disease. Weaning off prescription-strength dosages of PPIs even after taking them for just a few months can lead to rebound symptoms and dependency. Evidence shows that a “substantial number” people treated with these medications can effectively decrease or completely discontinue use of PPIs, as many are prescribed to patients without an appropriate reason. As a result, the journal Current Gastroenterology Reports published an ... Read More
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