Taking a PPI for heartburn is safe and fine in the short-term. But, taking one of these meds long-term can be unsafe. Here are the 7 to watch for, and make sure you are not taking long-term.
Sometimes busy doctors will continue to refill a medication that is not safe to take long-term. Heartburn/GERD meds are one of the therapeutic classes this often happens with. Taking a proton pump inhibitor for 2-6 weeks is safe and fine. Taking a PPI for many months or years is unsafe and can lead to many of the complications I discuss in this video.
Never thoughtlessly take a prescription pill. Think about every pill, every single day. It is your doctor’s job, but it is ultimately your problem.