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Another reason to stop the PPI: Clinician debate

Medscape, Oct. 13, 2020

October 13, 2020

Another reason to stop the PPI: Clinician debate

Charles P. Vega, MD, UCI clinical professor of family medicine writes, “Recently, I posted a case drawn from my own clinical practice that involved a 60-year-old woman with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). She has been taking a daily dose of a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for years, with admitted symptom improvement. She now wishes to stop because of her concern that the drug increased her risk for COVID-19. My advice was to stop the PPI, but not because of COVID risk.”