Omeprazole (Prilosec) is an ulcer medication that treats the symptoms (but not the cause) of ulcers by inhibiting the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Hydrochloric acid is necessary for the absorption of calcium. 18 people were given either Prilosec or a placebo for one week. . . . They were also given a multivitamin and additional calcium. The Prilosec led to a 41% decrease in calcium absorption compared to the placebo. Hydrochloric acid in the stomach is also necessary for the absorption of many other nutrients and for the prevention of bacteria and candida.

  • American Journal of Medicine (2005;118:778-81)

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