Reducing Stomach Acid

Patients who regularly use NSAIDS, (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), run a risk of ulcers or erosions in the stomach and duodenum.

It is believed that by reducing stomach acid these complications can be reduced.

The New England Journal of Medicine reports a study of various kinds of medicines used to reduce acid and heal the ulcers in these patients.

Although several different kinds of medicine were helpful, omeprazole, sold as prilosec, was the most effective.

If you think you need to take any medicine over a long period of time, talk to your doctor first...don't treat yourself.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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