HX: my father, 60, is on omeprazole for many years now. He has GERD, plus he is on Loprin (no active cardiac issue, was advised by cardiologist as a primary prevention since he had ischemia positive on routine ETT). Also, He had peptic ulcer around 12 years back.
Question: I read this
<a target="_blank" href="http://health-news.lif" rel="nofollow">http://health-news.lif</a>e/shocking-cover-up-omeprazole-the-gastric-protector-that-ends-your-life/
and I believe he is facing more than a couple of adverse effects mentioned here. (He had told me even before I had come across this article)
My question: what is the safest alternative gastric protection he can use on long-term basis? Do other PPIs like Esomeprazole or Lansoperazole have similar adverse effects is it safe to switch onto one of them? Also, mention your thoughts on H2 antagonists. Thankyou in anticipation.