ULCER MEDICATIONS SAFE & PROTECT AGAINST CANCER

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Prilosec and similar medications are potent¬† acid suppressors, and in so doing they are superb at preventing ulcers and esophagus irritation.¬† Due to their potency questions have been raised about their long-term safety, despite a superb 30 year track record. I am confident in their safety and am a proponent of their long-term use for …

PRILOSEC (PPI’S) INCREASED HIP FRACTURE RISK FOR WOMEN WHO SMOKE

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Recently, there have been concerns that PPI (proton pump inhibitor) medications can lead to osteoporosis due to impairment of calcium absorption. It is thought that these potent acid-suppressing medications, used for heartburn (GERD) and ulcer, need to be monitored more closely. Although I am a fan of these medications, given the general safety record for …