Long-term Consequences of Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use

LeAnn W. O'Neill, PharmD; Benjamin L. Culpepper, PharmD; John A. Galdo, PharmD, BCPS


US Pharmacist. 2013;38(12):38-42. 

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PPIs are an efficacious and safe drug class. They offer relief to patients in a patient-centered healthcare system. Unfortunately, these agents do potentially have some long-term consequences from continued use, including malabsorption issues and increased risk of infections. The pharmacist can be an advocate for the patient in the hospital system or in the community by understanding these risks and fostering patient-centered care by empowering a well-informed patient in healthcare decisions.