There is an ongoing debate about the risks associated with long-term use of
Proton Pump Inhibitors ("PPIs"). Some claim that, since they have been in use
in Europe for a longer period than America, and that there doesn't appear to be strong evidence of
from long-term use
in Europe, you should be OK. I am not a doctor, but I am inclined to believe that long-term use of
any drug that effects
the gastrointestinal function must carry some risk.