Effects of antacids on the Microbiota

Various medications have an effect on the Microbiota. The best known are antibiotics, but other medications such as antacids would also have a deleterious effect on the balance of our bacteria.

This is shown by a recent case-control study, which compares a group of patients who take a specific type of antacid (the Proton pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole) with another group that does not take it.