If you suffer from heartburn or acid reflux you have probably been told by your doctor that you have GERD. You likely also received a prescription for a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) such as Nexium, Prilosec (omeprazole), or Protonix.

How long have you been taking it? Did you know you are not supposed to take it for longer than 2 weeks at a time? Did you know that the list of potential serious side effects is quite long?

It even includes increased risk of a positive COVID-19 test.