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What is a good safety rule when taking proton pump inhibitors?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Use proton pump inhibitors for no longer than 4 weeks. As a safe, well-tolerated alternative, try an antacid, but don’t for more than 2 weeks without consulting a doctor.

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