A warning if you are on medication for acid reflux...

August 2011, Warren Matthews

Summary

Public Citizen is petitioning the US FDA to require manufacturers of Stomach Acid-Reducing drugs to carry a ‘black box’ warning on the drugs label. Their rationale for this is that these popular drugs used by an estimated 1 in 20 people are dangerous and habit forming.

Public Citizen is petitioning the US FDA to require manufacturers of Stomach Acid-Reducing drugs to carry a ‘black box’ warning on the drugs label.

Their rationale for this is that these popular drugs used by an estimated 1 in 20 people are dangerous and habit forming. They argue that the evidence is clear that once a person starts on one of these drugs that it is very difficult to get off them because the condition for which they are being used, will come back even worse once they discontinue, leading to increased permanent use which in turn leads to serious potential side effects which most physicians are unaware of.

The main drugs in question are Nexium, Dexilant, Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, Zegerid, Zegerid OTC, Prevacid, Prevacid 24-Hr, Protonix, Aciphex, Vimovo and numerous generic counterparts, most prominently omeprazole and pantoprazole.

If you are on one of these drugs I would seriously suggest that you read more about it on the public citizen website and then consider other options that are less potentially dangerous.

One course of action that you should definitely be taking whether you have this specific problem or not is becoming acutely aware of the important role that your digestive system plays in attaining or maintaining good health.

Without a good functioning digestive system any other health efforts will be compromised.

We have already had reports back from customers who have commented that since they started taking Digesten-K (now Kiwi-Klenz) that their acid reflux problems have diminished. I can’t say if it will definitely help you if you have this problem but it is worth giving it a try as I will certainly help your overall digestive system and in turn your overall health.

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