Why get anxious about the use of proton pump inhibitors: are they just ?gastro-protectors??

M Carabotti
2015 Reviews in Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition  
The long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for the treatment of acid-related disorders is becoming increasingly common. Although these drugs are generally considered safe and improperly called "gastro-protectors", in the last years several data on their side effects are emerging. However, data are conflicting and few evidences on their adverse effects are available. In this review we aimed to analyze the side effects related to prolonged acid suppression as well as the potential
more » ... rasic diseases induced by PPIs. KEY WORDS: proton pump inhibitors, respiratory and enteric infection, micronutrients malabsorption, gastric polips.
doi:10.11138/rghn/2015.2.1.009 fatcat:m7ke4icaazd5hbl7cutjct6zr4