Acid Reflux Drugs and Vitamin Deficiency
By Health Day
Those who were dispensed a two or more year supply of proton pump inhibitors had a 65-percent increased risk of B12 deficiency. Those taking a pill and a half a day were especially at risk. Risk was up 25-percent for those dispensed a two or more year supply of histamine 2 receptor antagonists.
The researchers urge those who need to take these drugs to continue to do so...but encourage doctors to prescribe the lowest possible dose and be aware of this potential B12 issue.
I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the latest breakthroughs from the world of medicine.
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