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I take omeprazole (Prilosec), a proton pump inhibitor, to reduce stomach acid. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
Some supplements may reduce the effects of omeprazole (Prilosec), esomeprazole (Nexium), and other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of medication that reduces stomach acid to help treat heartburn and related conditions. On the other hand, some PPIs may reduce the absorption and blood levels of certain vitamins and minerals.
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