> Are Proton Pump Inhibitors Safe?

With thanks to www.http://dissidentvoice.org Well, I have been on a strict 30 mg Lanzoprozole (proton pump inhibitor) regime for the last 5 weeks (together with 10 mg of amitriptylene daily) and I have to admit my acid reflux has been so much better. Apart from occasional bouts of low grade heartburn, which has [...]

Superior results for acid reflux symptom relief with pantoprazole-Mg compared with esomeprazole?

An article in Healio Gastroenterology suggests there may be a better way of treating long term acid reflux. It cites a study which found that “Pantoprazole-Mg [pantoprazole-magnesium] did not differ from esomeprazole, with both PPIs [proton pump inhibitors] being highly effective at 4 and 8 weeks in achieving complete remission (combined endoscopic healing and symptomatic relief) in patients with [...]

2014-01-11T17:55:46+00:00 By |Acid Reflux Drugs|0 Comments

Vitamin B-12 deficiency from heartburn

A recent study showed that acid-suppressing drugs such as omeprazole, lansoprazole (Prevacid) and esomeprazole (Nexium) can lead to vitamin B-12 deficiency (JAMA, Dec. 11, 2013). Low levels of this vitamin may cause irreversible nerve damage. Symptoms include numbness, tingling or pain in toes, feet or fingers, trouble walking, memory problems and confusion, depression or burning tongue. [...]

2013-12-30T00:37:40+00:00 By |Acid Reflux Drugs|0 Comments