PPIs increase the risk of food allergies, study suggests

Patients who have taken acid inhibitors twice as likely to need anti-allergics

Patients who are prescribed proton pump inhibitors and other gastric acid inhibitors are more susceptible to food allergies than patients who have never used them, data from more than eight million patients suggests.

Patients who have taken six daily doses or more in a year of these drugs are twice as likely to end up on anti-allergy medication, according to a University of Vienna review of Austrian health insurance records.