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By the way, doctor: Does long-term use of Prilosec cause stomach cancer?

June 21, 2019

Q. I've been taking Prilosec for many years for GERD. Recently, I once read that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors could increase the risk of stomach cancer. Your opinion?

A. Prilosec is a pump inhibitor (PPI). These drugs have revolutionized the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which stomach acid flows back into the esophagus and causes heartburn.

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