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DR ROACH: Acid reflux meds may be overkill

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking 40 mg per day of omeprazole for a number of years to control GERD. My doctor had increased this from 20 mg when the low dosage was no longer working for me. Lately, I am hearing about the risk of several significant side effects from this class of drugs (proton pump inhibitors), including adverse bone density effects.

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