Dangers of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

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

Over-the-Counter Antacids

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

Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised. And his words are not heard. Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard. Rather than the shout of a ruler of fools. 

-Ecclesiastes 9:16-17

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