Safety of proton pump inhibitor exposure

Abstract: Proton pump (H(+)/K(+)-adenosine triphosphatase) inhibitors (PPIs) are widely used to treat patients with acid-related disorders because they are generally perceived to be safe and effective. However, as with any pharmacologic agent, they have the potential for side effects. Many studies have examined the side effects of long-term or short-term PPI exposure. We review the… Read more »

Long-term proton pump inhibitor therapy and risk of hip fracture

CONTEXT: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may interfere with calcium absorption through induction of hypochlorhydria but they also may reduce bone resorption through inhibition of osteoclastic vacuolar proton pumps. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between PPI therapy and risk of hip fracture. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS: A nested case-control study was conducted using the General Practice… Read more »