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How safe are heartburn medications and who should use them?

06:10 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

Many people suffer regularly from heartburn - a burning feeling in the chest caused by stomach acid travelling up the food pipe (oesophagus) after eating. This causes inflammation and irritation of the lower oesophagus, and also ulcers. The most commonly prescribed medications to treat what is known as gastro-oesphageal reflux disease, are "proton pump inhibitors".

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