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PPI drugs for Anti Acid

1. "FDA Drug Safety Communication: Low magnesium levels can be associated with long-term use of Proton Pump Inhibitor drugs (PPIs) http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm245011.htm#Additional_Information_for Proton pump inhibitors reduce the production of acid by blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. This may stop ulcers, but it also inhibits enzymes, digestion and magnesium. Magnesium is needed to stop the very things these drugs are prescribed to treat. In other words the drugs used to treat Acid Reflux and ulcers reduces magnesium and thus can increase the problems.

List of PPI drugs
omeprazole (Prilosec),
lansoprazole (Prevacid),
rabeprazole (Aciphex),
pantoprazole (Protonix),
esomeprazole (Nexium), and
Zegarid, a rapid release form of omeprazole.

2. " One study showed that a dietary supplement containing a combination of melatonin, l-tryptophan, vitamins B6 and B12, and folic acid relieved GERD symptoms even better than the heartburn drug Prilosec. A number of other studies have shown that melatonin alone helps protect the digestive tract." http://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/home-heartburn-remedies-natural-remedies-heartburn

 

 
 
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