In Malaysia, any symptoms of epigastric either epigastric pain, discomfort or symptoms of reflux and indigestion that leads to discomfort after taking food the word uses by layman are gastric. More often than not their doctors prescribe them antacids or anti-acid or acid reducing medicine under the group Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI). PPI come with the word – suffix – pyrazole whatever their trade names. The examples of commonly prescribe are omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole, pantoprazole, esomeprazole (Nexium, esomeprazole).
Many of the people especially elderly vulnerable to serious long-term and chronic adverse effect on their cells and organ systems. I have seen so many people are on these medicine for years. Some continue taking for 4 or 5 years prescribe by their doctors. Quite a number complaints of chronic degenerative symptoms due directly to long-term use of these antacids.