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Acid-Blocking Drugs Increase Heart Disease Risk

Put down the antacids! New study shows that acid blockers are detrimental to cardiovascular health.

Introduction

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs whose main action is blocking the secretion of gastric acid. They are dominant medical treatment of peptic ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and indigestion. Popular examples include Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, […]