I take Prilosec to prevent my acid reflux from occurring. I take 1 OTC version every other day. Is it dangerous to take for 1 yr? Other options?

Depends. There are a lot of serious side effects including osteoporosis, a higher risk for pneumonia and even food allergies, dementia etc but the incidence is not high. Every drug has a risk/benefit ratio . If your discomfort is severe enough, you may need the medication. Weight reduction, avoiding coffee, tea, alcohol, fatty, and spicy food may help. Discuss with doctor if still concerned. .
DGL is used to. help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health.