Items Tagged ‘Prilosec’

Ask the Doctors - Do I need an H. pylori test?

September 12, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I need an H. pylori test?

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Dear Doctor: Because of the potential risks of proton pump inhibitors, should I have an H. pylori breath or stool test  to make sure I have the H. pylori bacterium before committing to long-term treatment with the PPI? That’s an excellent question, and it reflects our increasing knowledge about both the bacterium and proton pump inhibitors. […]

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Tags: acid reflux, Aciphex, Ask the Doctors, Dexilant, Dr. Robert Ashley, gastritis, H. pylori, heartburn, Nexium, ppi, Prevacid, Prilosec


Ask the Doctors - Are PPIs safe over the long-term?

March 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are PPIs safe over the long-term?

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Dear Doctor: Because I had an ulcer, three years ago a doctor wrote me a prescription for Prilosec and told me I had to take it for the rest of my life. But lately, articles in the newspaper have seemed to contradict his thinking, suggesting that Prilosec and similar medicines can cause heart problems. What’s […]

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Tags: acid-reducing histamine-2 blockers, angina, anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, bleeding ulcer, blood thinner, cardio, cigarettes, Clostridium difficile, Dr. Robert Ashley, gastroesophageal reflux, heart