Can Heartburn Medications Kill You?
There are now multiple class action lawsuits against the makers of reflux medications like Nexium. There are now multiple studies linking these medications to heart disease, kidney disease, dementia, vitamin deficiencies and more. This was recently posted on Youtube: An estimated 15 million Americans are currently taking drugs like Nexium which work to control heartburn, […]
If you have been diagnosed with acid reflux, you have probably tried reflux medications, such as Prilosec OTC or a prescription medication like Nexium, to help with your symptoms. The reason these medications relieve symptoms for some patients is because they reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces. The fluid from your stomach refluxed […]
Proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are a category of medications used to treat the symptoms of acid reflux disease (also known as GERD). Two of the most popular drugs available over-the-counter to treat reflux – Prilosec OTC and Nexium – are PPIs. PPIs are also very commonly prescribed to reflux patients in higher doses, and […]
A big problem today is that most GERD diagnosis are made by primary care physicians who simply do not have the diagnostic equipment to confirm GERD, which can lead to more serious problems if not properly treated. RefluxMD receives many GERD-related questions from visitors, allowing them to offer ideas to avoid disease progression or complications. […]
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After reviewing the records of 2.9 million patients, researchers found that people who take proton pump inhibitors (Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Dexilant, etc) are 16-21% more likely to suffer from a myocardial infarction (a heart attack). They determined that for every 4357 people who used PPIs for 14 days, there would be one additional heart attack […]