Proton Pump Inhibitors Possibly Linked to Elevated Stomach Cancer Risk

A study published in the journal Gut has found an association between the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and a dramatically increased risk of developing stomach cancer. Surprisingly, this study was published over a year ago – and yet few sources outside of major medical publications have reported on...

Nexium & Prilosec Increase Risk of Stroke According to American Heart Association

The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium and Prilosec for the treatment of heartburn has been linked to numerous side effects, leading to such conditions as kidney disease, osteoporosis, arterial injuries and buildup of serous fluid in the abdomen (a condition known as ascetes). Now, new...

Proton Pump Inhibitors – Causing the Same Problem They Were Designed to Prevent (and More)

A study that came out in April has added to the long list of health dangers that have been attributed to the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).  A Swedish study published in Cancer Epidemiology found a strong association between PPI use and an elevated risk of esophageal...
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Nexium and Prilosec: Speeding Up The Aging Process

A recent study published in the journal Circulation Research indicates that regular, long-term users of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are risking artery damage, kidney failure, heart attacks and dementia. While these health issues are not confined to the elderly, they are often associated with the aging process.The study...

Yet Another Side Effect From Prilosec and Nexium: Higher Rates of Pneumonia in Dementia Patients

It appears that there is no end to the list of side effects caused by use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec and Nexium. They have been linked to kidney damage, elevated risk of stroke, accelerated aging, colitis, osteoporosis, fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity and dementia....

Proton Pump Inhibitors: Are There Alternatives?

Proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec (omeprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole) are among the most widely-prescribed medications on earth. Used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), they are effective and relatively safe when used on a short-term basis (no more than 12 weeks).However, long-term...
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Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked To Kidney Damage

Popular proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as omeprazole (Prilosec) and esomeprazole (Nexium) have long been popular for treating acid reflux and heartburn. Used short term or occasionally, they are relatively harmless.However, many people take them on a regular basis over extended periods, and suffer serious side effects as...

New Study Indicates That Nexium, Prilosec and Other Proton Pump Inhibitors May Be Fatal

A new study from the Washington University School of Medicine involving 350,000 VA patients has found that proton pump inhibitors, such as Nexium and Prilosec can raise the risk of premature death by as much as 25 percent compared to H2 blockers such as Pepcid and Zantac. Considering that...

Pediatric Colon Infections Rising Due to Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

A recent paper published in the Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection reports that cases of infection from clostridium difficile, a bacteria that causes a range of intestinal tract conditions ranging from diarrhea to ulcerative colitis, is on the rise among children.  One reason is the use of proton pump inhibitors...

Is Nexium and Prilosec Shutting Your Kidneys Down?

An estimated 15 million Americans are currently taking drugs like Nexium which work to control heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux. Unfortunately, those who turn to Nexium and other Proton-pump inhibitors will need to proceed much more cautiously as studies have confirmed that taking these drugs increase the chance of...