A new study has found that people taking common classes of over-the-counter heartburn drugs have a higher risk of suffering from recurrent superbug infections.
The list of frightening side effects associated with popular heartburn medications like Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium keeps growing. A new study found they raise the likelihood of stroke. While the degree of risk increase varies with the dose and the drug, it ranges as high as 79 percent.
Acid blocking heartburn medications are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S., despite the fact that they are dangerous and habit-forming.