More than 15 million Americans are dependent on over-the-counter heartburn medication, but what many don’t realized is they come with side effects that could land you in the hospital.

Dr. Mark Ratner the chief science officer of Theralogix joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom about the dangers of taking to many OTC medications.

Bloom airs in 40 more markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.