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Taking PPI Heartburn Medication May Increase Your Risk of Dying

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Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medication may increase risk of death

New research suggests people on proton pump inhibitors are more likely to die than those taking different antacid or none at all.

Millions of people taking common heartburn and indigestion medications could be at an increased risk of death, research suggests.

The drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), neutralise the acid in the stomach and are widely prescribed, with low doses also available without prescription from pharmacies. In the UK, doctors issue more than 50m prescriptions for PPIs every year.

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Proton Pump Inhibitor Indigestion drugs taken by millions linked to dementia

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proton pump inhibitor 3 packets images may increase dementia risk

A very commonly taken group of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI's) used to treat heartburn, acid reflux or peptic ulcers, are associated with an increased incidence of dementia by 44 per cent, a new study of people over 75 years in Germany finds.

 

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