Inappropriate Prescription of Proton Pump Inhibitors in the Setting of Steroid Use: A Teachable Moment

Masha G Jones, Surafel Tsega, Hyung J Cho
JAMA Internal Medicine 2016 May 1, 176 (5): 594-5
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Dimas Yusuf

"The literature suggests no benefit from PPI pro-
phylaxis in patients taking systemic corticosteroids
without concomitant NSAID use." So basically we shouldn't give PPIs prophylactically even in the setting of extended corticosteroid use over 2 or 4 weeks?


Abdul Khan

The authors suggest not using PPI prophylaxis when steroids are used for "short term"


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