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Proton-pump inhibitors, also known as PPI’s, are the most commonly prescribed medication for controlling stomach acid today. Omeprazole, Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid prescribed for acid reflux and gerd are the third highest-selling class of drugs in the United States. This does not include over the counter purchases is stores. They are notoriously difficult to come off of , particularly if you have been on them for a long time. Some studies suggest that a year after attempting to wean off them, only 27% of individuals remained off PPIs, because the longer you take them your stomach makes more acid producing...
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