High-Dose Heartburn Meds Linked To Stroke

HEARTBURN MEDICATION LINKED TO STROKE Proton pump inhibitors treat heartburn, but according to a study these drugs increase people's overall stroke risk by more than 20%.   A popular category of heartburn medications – including Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec & Protonix – may increase your risk of stroke, a new study suggests.  The study lead author is …

Proton Pump Inhibitors: Unnecessary and Risky?

There was a report in the Daily Mail 11.5.10 stating that millions of patients are being unnecessarily treated with expensive indigestion drugs that can cause serious side-effects.  The prescription drugs - proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) - stop acid backflow from the stomach to stop heartburn.   But research into PPIs found between half and two thirds of such …