PPIs and Pneumonia Risk

Long-term proton-pump inhibitor use is linked to a higher risk of developing pneumonia.

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPI) are some of the most commonly used drugs. When used for short-term treatment, they are safe and effective for managing gastroesophageal reflux disease, healing peptic ulcers, and reducing gastropathy that is associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Safe in the Short Term, but Often Overused. Studies have found, however, that nearly half of […]

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