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Common Heartburn Drugs May Be Tied to Higher COVID Risk

TUESDAY, July 14, 2020 – Popular heartburn medications such as Prilosec (omeprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole) may inadvertently up your chances of catching COVID-19, new research suggests. An...

Suppressing Stomach Acid May Up Intestinal Growth of MDROs

THURSDAY, April 9, 2020 – Stomach acid suppression medications increase the odds of intestinal colonization with multidrug-resistant microorganisms (MDROs), according to a review and meta-analysis...

Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy May Up Fracture Risk in Children

THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 – Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) taken for acid reflux may lead to an increased risk for fractures in children and adolescents, according to a study published online March 12...

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Up Fracture Risk in Children

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 – Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use in children is associated with a small but significant increased risk for any fracture, according to a study published online March 16 in...

Could Heartburn Meds Spur Growth of Drug-Resistant Germs in Your Gut?

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 – Common heartburn meds may foster the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut, a new research review suggests. In an analysis of 12 past studies, researchers found...

Popular Heartburn Drugs May Up Odds of Stomach Bug

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 – If you're one of the millions who rely on medications known as proton pump inhibitors for relief from heartburn, you may be at higher risk of illness from a stomach bug,...

Many Common Medicines Could Alter Your Gut Microbiome

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 – Some widely used drugs alter the population of microbes in the gut, and a number raise the risk of antibiotic resistance, a new Dutch study shows. The gut microbiome...

Connecting the Dots Between Heartburn Drugs and Kidney Damage

THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 – Just because a medication is available over the counter doesn't mean it won't have side effects or pose other dangers. One example is PPIs, a popular type of heartburn...

Common Heartburn Drugs, PPIs, Linked to Broken Hips in Dialysis Patients

THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 – Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux may raise the risk for hip fractures among dialysis patients by nearly 20 percent, a new study suggests. Many people...

Proton Pump Inhibitors Not Tied to Hip Fractures in Alzheimer's Patients

WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 – Long-term use of acid-blocking heartburn drugs, such as Nexium and Prilosec, does not increase the risk for hip fractures in people with Alzheimer's disease, a new study...

Common Heartburn Meds Show Ties to Kidney Trouble

SATURDAY, Nov. 4, 2017 – If you're one of the millions of Americans who takes one of a class of anti-reflux meds such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, take heed: These drugs have been linked to...

Are Some Heartburn Meds Tied to Stomach Cancer?

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 – Popping certain heartburn drugs like they're candy might up your odds for stomach cancer, new research suggests. The risk was proportionate to how long and how often these...

Pfizer Statement on U.S. FDA Approval of Over-the-Counter Nexium 24HR

Friday, March 28, 2014 - Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved over-the-counter Nexium 24HR (esomeprazole 20mg) marking a key step towards providing those who suffer from...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) - Drug Safety Communication: Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea (CDAD) Can be Associated With Stomach Acid Drugs

AcipHex (rabeprazole sodium) Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium)  Omeprazole (omeprazole) Over-the-Counter (OTC) Prevacid (lansoprazole) and OTC Prevacid 24hr Prilosec ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Omeprazole (marketed as Prilosec and generic products), Esomeprazole (marketed as Nexium)

[UPDATE 12/11/2007] FDA informed healthcare professionals of the issuance of the Agency's follow-up communication regarding its review of safety data for the drugs omeprazole and esomeprazole that...

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