Drug Warning!...Proton Pump Inhibitors
Updated: Mar 20, 2019
PPIs are a class of drugs used to decrease or stop acid production in the stomach. They are prescribed for short term treatment of acid reflux and ulcers.
PPIs are a class of drugs used to decrease or stop acid production in the stomach.
The long term use caries significant risk factors for:
Increased risk for hip fracture:
1 year of use 22% increase 2 years of use 44% increase 3 years of use 54% increase
4 years of use 59% increase
A 30% increased risk for kidney disease
Increased risk infections: bowel, small intestine and pneumonia There may be an increased risk for dementia.
The Peterson Clinic physicians are very concerned about the long-term use of PPIs.
We are here to help you navigate away from PPIs and to address any damage done.