The “Purple Pill” (PPIs) could cause serious long-term adverse effects

Nutritional Health
The Boston Globe reports, "The Food and Drug Administration's advisory said patients who take" proton pump inhibitors" (PPIs) for a long time, generally more than one year, may end up with dangerously low magnesium levels." PPIs include omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole, (Prevacid), pantoprazole (Protonix), rabeprazole (AcipHex), and dexlansoprazole (Dexilant). Over-the-counter (OTC) PPIs include Prilosec OTC (omeprazole), Zegerid OTC (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate), and Prevacid 24HR (lansoprazole). (more…)
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