ISSN 2409-5834

A History of Long-Term Proton Pump Inhibitors Reduces the Serum Calcium and Magnesium Levels Irrespective of Parathyroid Hormone

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Namareq M. Ali,Halla G. Mahmood,Mohammed H. Alosami


Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are drugs used o reduce the stomach acidity caused by the treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs in some rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. The effect of these drugs on the parathyroid hormones (PTH) and related electrolytes (calcium, magnesium, and phosphate is not studied yet. The present study aims to accomplish this goal by measurements of the mentioned serum parameters in 70 RA patients treated with PPIs (PPI group) and comparing their results with 70 not treated with PPIs (No PPI group).

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