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A 31-year-old male asked:

Why most of the doctors prefer to use ppis to "treat"(hide the symptoms) gerd, gastritis and ulcers instead of misopostrol that is a way less harmful?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Think again...: First, i'm not sure what you mean by "way less harmful." neither drug is side effect free. Second, ppi's effect healing of peptic damage, not just "hide the symptoms." please refer to the many excellent healthtap answers regarding drug safety and efficacy, and of treatment options for gerd/gastritis/ulcers.

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