hi, in reality these brands of ant-acid medications should only be used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span>
six months or so, thats enough time to heal the gut, unfor
tunately our diets are the main reason for
the continued use of these medications. there has been numerous studies concerned with long term use and side-effects, but no concrete evidence of damage to the rest of the body, look up sherry brescia on the net, shes got some very useful diets which have cured gerd disease in many people, its all free, cheers.