When Heartburn Gets Serious
It may be easy to pop a pill for heartburn for the convenience of not having to stop eating spicy and acidic foods, but this convenience may come at the price of good health.
Getting the Right Rx Dose to Treat GERD
Treating gastric reflux with over-the-counter (OTC) medication might not bring relief, even though the medications might be similar to the prescription brands.
Extra Pounds Don't Affect Heartburn Rx
Overweight and obese patients are at risk for a number of health conditions, including heartburn and two kinds of acid reflux. Could their weight affect how well their medications treat those conditions?
You're Losing Your Metal
The FDA is informing the public that prescription proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs may cause low serum magnesium levels ( hypomagnesemia ) if taken for prolonged periods of time (in most cases, longer than one year).