Dangers of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

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You need strong stomach acid to properly digest food. Sufficient and strong stomach acid is also a major part of our immune system. Microorganisms are constantly invading our bodies through the food we eat and the water we drink. Strong stomach acid is a key step in eliminating BAD invaders and allowing good organisms - like digestive bacteria - to flourish, help with ingestion.

Antacids - including those you buy at the store and those prescribed by your doctor - reduce your stomach acid potentially leading to adverse health consequences. Watch the content provided below to learn from experts.

  • Topic: 3 Antacid Side Effects You Should Know About

  • Source: IHealth Tube Dr. Landa

 

  • Level: Beginner, 5 minutes

  • PPIs Impact Your Body in Many Ways.

  • Source: Dr Eric Berg

 

  • Level: Intermediate, 5 minutes

  • PPIs: Side Effects & Warnings

 

  • Source: Dr. Chris Smith - Albany Surgical

 

  • Level: Advanced, 18 minutes

  • PPIs, Side Effects Discussed by Attorney

 

  • Source: Beasley Allen

 

  • Level: Expert, 28 minutes

Prescription Antacids  

  • omeprazole (Prilosec, Prilosec OTC)

  • aspirin and omeprazole (Yosprala)

  • lansoprazole (Prevacid, Prevacid IV, Prevacid 24-Hour)

  • dexlansoprazole (Dexilent, Dexilent Solutab)

  • rabeprazole (Aciphex, Aciphex Sprinkle)

  • pantoprazole (Protonix)

  • esomeprazole (Nexium, Nexium IV, Nexium 24 HR)

  • esomeprazole magnesium/naproxen (Vimovo)

  • omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate (Zegerid, Zegerid OTC)

  • Alka-Seltzer

  • Milk of Magnesia

  • Alternagel, Amphojel

  • Gaviscon, Gelusil, Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids

  • Pepto-Bismol

  • Tums

Over-the-Counter Antacids