November 8th, 2011

Are Acid Reflux Drugs Overused?

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Many people who take popular antacid pills like Aciphex, Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and Protonix don't need them, according to a series of studies presented here at the American College of Gastroenterology's annual meeting… "I'm uncomfortable when people who have heartburn start the drugs on their own, or when a health care professional guesses and puts them on the drugs," says Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Yvonne Romero, MD. Romero, who was not involved with the work, reviewed the findings for WebMD.

WebMD, Charlene Laino, 11/8/11

Tags: GI

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