14 Jul Do PPI’s cause SIBO?
A recent study examined whether Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) such as Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium and Protonix can cause small intestinal bacteria overgrowth. The concern was that acid blockers change the natural flora of the small intestine leading to bacterial growth. The conclusion was no – there was no correlation between taking PPI’s and getting SIBO.
Ref: BMC Gastroenterology June 2016