Proton Pump Inhibitors: Increasingly Linked with Stroke, Serious Conditions

PPIs are some of the world’s most commonly prescribed drugs for heartburn, despite warnings about risks and complications.

Fifteen million Americans regularly use prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to reduce stomach acid and treat heartburn. Millions more use over-the-counter PPIs. But people who take PPIs should be aware of new evidence that shows an association between long-term, high-dose PPI use and ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke is the most common type of stroke […]

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