If you suffer from heartburn, that’s how you’ll feel the first time you take Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid. These big-selling drugs—called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—stop your stomach from producing acid.
Without acid, the burning, often-excruciating pain of heartburn goes away.
Problem solved, right?
Actually, your problems are just beginning.
Studies have made it clear that the PPIs that many people pop without thinking have serious side effects.