Concerned about your heartburn medication and it’s connection to COVID?
In light of the new information about the connection to heartburn medication and it’s connection to COVID, our practice feels:
- If you are on acid suppression medicine for ANY reason, it is ok to stop even for a few months until the pandemic is over
- If you want to decrease your dose, this would also decrease risk of acquiring infection
- It is less risky to be on H2 blockers (famotidine/Pepcid) than PPI (Dexilant, esomeprazole, lansoprazole, Nexium, omeprazole, Prevacid, Priolsec, pantoprazole, Protonix)
However, the risk of acquiring COVID is sufficiently low, it is not worth suffering off your acid suppression medication because of fear of acquiring the infection