How safe are OTC medicines for acid reflux?

Manuel E. Rodriguez, MD
Gastroenterology
Learn about the potential risks of over-the-counter medicines, including proton pump inhibitors. Watch this video with Gastroenterologist Manuel Rodriguez, MD from Blake Medical Center for more tips on how to use medicines safely.
Tarek Ammar, MD
Gastroenterology
Tarek Ammar, MD from Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, says that OTC medicines for acid reflux are generally safe in this video. However, there are a few issues that can result in bone loss and chronic kidney disease.

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