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Are Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Linked to Asthma in Kids?

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 9, 2017 – Women who take certain heartburn medications during pregnancy may have a child at increased risk of developing asthma, new research suggests. For the new study, investigators analyzed eight studies that included more than 1.3 million children. The researchers found that kids born to mothers who were prescribed drugs for acid reflux during pregnancy were at least one-third more likely to have been seen by a doctor for asthma symptoms. Some of the medications come from drug classes that include Tagamet, Zantac, Prilosec, Nexium and Pepcid. "Our study reports an association between the onset of asthma in children and their mothers' use of acid-suppressing medication during pregnancy," said researcher Dr. Aziz Sheikh. He's co-director of the Asthma UK Center for Applied Research, at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. "It is important to stress that this ... Read more

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Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2017 – People who take heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may be at increased risk of two potentially serious gut infections, a new study suggests. The study, of nearly 565,000 adults, found those on certain heartburn drugs had higher risks of infection with C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria. Both bugs cause abdominal pain and diarrhea, but can become more serious – especially C. diff. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half a million Americans were sickened by the infection in 2011, and 29,000 of them died within a month. The heartburn drugs in question included both proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – brands like Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium – and H2 blockers, such as Zantac, Pepcid and Tagamet, the study authors said. All suppress stomach acid production, and the researchers suspect that may make some people more ... Read more

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Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?

Posted 15 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 – A popular category of heartburn medications – including Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec and Protonix – may increase your risk of stroke, a new study suggests. Known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), these drugs increased people's overall stroke risk by 21 percent, said study lead author Dr. Thomas Sehested. However, the risk appears to be driven by people who take high doses, added Sehested, research director at the Danish Heart Foundation in Copenhagen. "People treated with a low dose of PPIs did not have a high risk of stroke," he said. "Those treated with the highest doses of PPIs had the highest risk of stroke." The extent of risk also depends on the specific PPI taken. At the highest dose, stroke risk ranged from 30 percent for lansoprazole (Prevacid) to 94 percent for pantoprazole (Protonix), the researchers said. Takeda Pharmaceutical, the maker of ... Read more

Related support groups: GERD, Heart Disease, Ischemic Stroke, Omeprazole, Nexium, Dementia, Prilosec, Indigestion, Zantac, Protonix, Pantoprazole, Alzheimer's Disease, Ranitidine, Lansoprazole, Dexilant, Prevacid, Transient Ischemic Attack, Pepcid, Barrett's Esophagus, Aciphex

Health Tip: Health Risks of Childhood Obesity

Posted 29 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Obesity among children can lead to numerous health problems now and for many years to come. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says obese children are at greater risk of developing: High blood pressure and high cholesterol. Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and impaired fasting glucose. Asthma, sleep apnea and other breathing problems. Pain and discomfort of the joints and musculoskeletal system. Gallstones, heartburn and fatty liver disease. Behavioral problems, depression, poor self-esteem, poor quality of life and poor school performance. More Information See The Shape Of Things To Come – 8 Reasons Why Obesity Needs To Be Tackled Now for more information. Read more

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4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study

Posted 1 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 – Nearly 80 percent of children who have the seizure disorder epilepsy also have other health conditions, such as digestive troubles and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a large Norwegian study finds. "Parents should be aware of the increased risk of [other] problems for their children," said study author Dr. Richard Chin. Epilepsy is a chronic seizure disorder. It is estimated that nearly 4 million people in the United States have epilepsy, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new study included health information on more than a million Norwegian children from 2008 through 2013. About 6,600 of the children had a diagnosis of epilepsy, the researchers said. The data showed that nearly four out of five children with epilepsy had at least one other health issue. These included medical, neurological, developmental or ... Read more

Related support groups: Seizures, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Asthma, Epilepsy, Indigestion, Seizure Prevention, Seizure Prophylaxis, Brain Anomalies incl Congenital, Executive Function Disorder, Reversible Airways Disease, History of Musculoskeletal Disorder

FDA Medwatch Alert: Over-the-Counter Antacid Products Containing Aspirin: FDA Drug Safety Communication - Serious Bleeding Risk

Posted 7 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: The FDA is warning consumers about the risk of serious bleeding when using nonprescription, also known as over-the-counter or OTC, aspirin-containing antacid products to treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion, or upset stomach. Many other products for these conditions are available that do not contain aspirin. These widely used products already contain warnings about this bleeding risk on their labels; however, we are continuing to receive reports of this serious safety issue. As a result, we will continue to evaluate this safety concern and plan to convene an advisory committee of external experts to provide input regarding whether additional FDA actions are needed. BACKGROUND: OTC aspirin-antacid products are sold under various trade names, including Alka-Seltzer Original, Bromo Seltzer, Medique Medi Seltzer, Picot Plus Effervescent, Vida Mia Pain Relief, Winco Foods ... Read more

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Beware of Bleeding Risks With Antacids Containing Aspirin

Posted 6 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 6, 2016 – Antacids that contain aspirin may cause stomach or intestinal bleeding in rare cases, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said Monday. Since it issued a warning about serious bleeding risk with aspirin in 2009, the FDA has recorded eight new cases of serious bleeding caused by aspirin-containing antacid products sold over-the-counter, which include Alka Seltzer and Bromo Seltzer. In some of those cases, patients required a blood transfusion, the agency said in a news release. "Take a close look at the Drug Facts label, and if the product has aspirin, consider choosing something else for your stomach symptoms," Dr. Karen Murry Mahoney, deputy director of the division of nonprescription drug products, said in the release. "Unless people read the Drug Facts label when they're looking for stomach symptom relief, they might not even think about the possibility ... Read more

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Health Tip: Is it Indigestion?

Posted 6 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

-- If you've eaten too much or indulged in a food that's greasy, fatty or spicy, you may have an uncomfortable feeling known as indigestion. Here are common symptoms, courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic: A burning sensation in the stomach or upper abdomen. An acidic taste in the mouth. Pain in the abdomen. Occasional diarrhea. Bloatedness or gassiness. Vomiting or nausea. Growling stomach. Read more

Related support groups: GERD, Omeprazole, Nexium, Prilosec, Indigestion, Zantac, Protonix, Pantoprazole, Ranitidine, Lansoprazole, Dexilant, Prevacid, Pepcid, Tums, Milk of Magnesia, Aciphex, Caltrate, Famotidine, Duodenitis/Gastritis, Heartburn Relief

Health Tip: Talk to Your Doctor About Heartburn

Posted 31 May 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Your doctor can suggest ways to cope with heartburn, but it's up to you to start the conversation. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Ask about recommended over-the-counter heartburn medications. Discuss possible causes and triggers of your heartburn, and what you can do to manage it. Talk about lifestyle changes that you can make. Ask about other health conditions that could be causing your heartburn. Discuss your favorite foods and whether they may be contributing to your heartburn. Read more

Related support groups: GERD, Indigestion, Duodenitis/Gastritis, Erosive Gastritis, Hypersecretory Conditions

Clues to How Popular Heartburn Drug Might Harm Arteries

Posted 10 May 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 – A popular over-the-counter heartburn medication accelerated aging of blood vessel cells in lab tests, raising red flags about its long-term effect on heart health, researchers say. Faster aging of blood vessel cells exposed to the antacid Nexium (esomeprazole) might potentially hinder the tasks these cells perform to prevent heart attack and stroke, the new study suggests. These lab results could explain why other studies have shown increased risk of heart disease in people who use proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – the class of heartburn medication that includes Nexium, said study senior author Dr. John Cooke. "Our finding that the lining of blood vessels is impaired by proton pump inhibitors is a unifying mechanism for the reports that PPI users are at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and renal failure," said Cooke, chair of cardiovascular sciences at the ... Read more

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Could a Low-Risk Surgery Help Your Chronic Heartburn?

Posted 30 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 – A minimally invasive surgery to treat chronic heartburn is safer than generally believed, and could be a desirable alternative to long-term use of acid reflux medications, new research indicates. Scientists found the death rate following so-called laparoscopic fundoplication surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, was far lower than the 1 percent often quoted. Experts contended the surgery might be underutilized, especially in light of increasing safety concerns about acid reflux drugs. "One of the main arguments against surgery when choosing between [drug] and surgical treatment for severe GERD is the risk of mortality," said study author Dr. John Maret-Ouda. He is a physician and doctoral student in upper gastrointestinal surgery at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. But, "this study found only one death associated with [this surgery] among ... Read more

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Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study

Posted 15 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 – A popular class of heartburn medications might raise a senior's risk of dementia, a new study suggests. Called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), this group of drugs includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. They work by lowering the amount of acid produced by the stomach. But German researchers found that people 75 or older who regularly take the medications had a 44 percent increased risk of dementia, compared with seniors not using the drugs. The study only found an association, however, and not a cause-and-effect link. "To evaluate cause-and-effect relationships between long-term PPI use and possible effects on cognition in the elderly, randomized, prospective clinical trials are needed," said corresponding author Britta Haenisch, from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Bonn. In the meantime, "Clinicians should follow guidelines for PPI ... Read more

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Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem

Posted 29 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 – Every Thanksgiving, lots of people loosen their belts and reach for antacids to quell an overstuffed tummy. But for some, turkey day is just another day of severe or persistent heartburn, and that chronic digestive trouble may be a sign of a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), an expert says. In GERD, the contents of the stomach repeatedly flow back into the esophagus. This causes symptoms such as chronic heartburn, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, sore throat and morning hoarseness, explained Nancy Norton, president and founder of the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. "The symptoms of GERD can seem so common that many people do not consult with health care providers or mention them during routine exams," Norton said in a foundation news release. "When symptoms often occur two or more times a week, or ... Read more

Related support groups: Obesity, GERD, Weight Loss, Indigestion, Barrett's Esophagus, Duodenitis/Gastritis, Erosive Gastritis, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, Hypersecretory Conditions

Don't Let Reflux Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Posted 25 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 – Thanksgiving can be challenging if you suffer from heartburn, but there are a number of things you can do to have a more pleasant holiday, an expert says. Certain foods are more likely to cause heartburn and chronic heartburn and should be avoided. These items include fatty and spicy foods, onions, garlic, caffeine, chocolate, citrus fruits and juices, and mints, Dr. Juan Carlos Bucobo, director of endoscopy at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, said in a hospital news release. "Overeating and eating too fast will increase the chances of heartburn if you are predisposed. Smaller portions separated over time will decrease the chances you will burn in agony. At the main meal, try using a smaller plate and eating slowly," he said. Alcohol – especially in large amounts and particularly red wine – can worsen heartburn. If you drink, do so in ... Read more

Related support groups: GERD, Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Indigestion, Hangover, Acute Alcohol Intoxication

Chronic Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

Posted 27 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 – A common type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) seem to be linked with increased risk of chronic kidney disease, two new studies suggest. Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid belong to this class of drugs, which treat heartburn and acid reflux by lowering the amount of acid produced by the stomach. While the current studies have shown an association between these drugs and the development of chronic kidney disease, they did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship. Still, the lead author of one of the studies believes, "It is very reasonable to assume that PPIs themselves can cause chronic kidney disease," said Dr. Pradeep Arora, a nephrologist and associate professor at the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science in Buffalo, N.Y. "Patients should only use PPIs for [U.S. Food and Drug Administration]-approved indications, and ... Read more

Related support groups: High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Type 2, GERD, Hypertension, Omeprazole, Nexium, Prilosec, Indigestion, Protonix, Renal Failure, Pantoprazole, Lansoprazole, Dexilant, Prevacid, Aciphex, Chronic Kidney Disease, Duodenitis/Gastritis, Rabeprazole, Esomeprazole, Zegerid

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