Proton Pump Inhibitor, Vitiligo
Obviously, the co-occurrence of GERD (and its treatment with Prilosec) and vitiligo is possible, even if the two conditions are unrelated. Therefore it is not right to say that Prilosec would have caused a specific case of vitiligo.
And:Prilosec does not cause vitiligo for most patients, simply because most patients who take Prilosec do not have vitiligo.
Tip:The book GERD: Reflux to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma by Chandrasoma and DeMeester explores this condition.
And:It states that medications like Prilosec and Tums do not prevent damage from occurring. They just reduce the discomfort.Heartburn, DeathGERD Prevalence
Also:Weight loss and other lifestyle modifications are important. Prilosec is not expensive but has some cost.