Now, the problem is that my "new age" grandparents and father, as soon as I told them that I am taking omeprazole, told me that it's a dangerous medicine. Basically they told me about an american study which you can read about it in this article here: https://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/ne ... atal-risks
As we all know, new age stuff isn't to be trusted, but this seems pretty worrying. I have to say that my doctor told me to take omeprazole not for longer than 2 months, initially she told me 1 month if I remember well, so it's not a lot of time, but still, I don't feel safe. My mom has been taking it for years, but only 3 months per year, while a friend of mine had to take it for 4 months when he was 16yo due to a very urgent disease which I forgot the name. Both my mom and my friend are alive and well, but eh, a lot of people vaccinated from covid are alive and "well" as well, so...THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- People who use common heartburn drugs for months to years may face heightened risks of dying from heart disease, kidney failure or stomach cancer, a new study suggests.
The study included more than 200,000 U.S. veterans. It's the latest to raise concerns over drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). They include prescription and over-the-counter drugs like Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole). And they rank among the top-selling medications in the United States.
Research in recent years has linked prolonged PPI use to increased risks of various diseases and premature death.
These latest findings point to the specific causes of death tied to the drugs, said lead researcher Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly.
He stressed that the excess risks were relatively small. For example, over 10 years, 13% of PPI users died of a cardiovascular condition, including heart disease or stroke. That compared with just over 11% of people who used H2 blockers, another class of heartburn drug.
When the researchers weighed other factors -- such as patients' age and chronic health conditions -- PPI use was tied to a roughly 18% higher risk of cardiovascular death.
What do you think brothers and sisters in Satan?
Another article about this type of drugs:
https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/diges ... e-research