Harvard Health Letter

Should you keep taking that heartburn medication?

It may be time to re-evaluate if it’s been a while since you started using proton-pump inhibitors. You may think you’re reaching for heartburn relief when you take a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI), a type of medication that helps block the production of stomach acid. PPIs are effective, and some—such as lansoprazole (Prevacid) and omeprazole (Prilosec)—are readily available over the counter. Others, such as pantoprazole (Protonix), are frequently prescribed for long-term use. But…

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