Can Your Heartburn Meds Shorten Your Life?

MONDAY, July 3, 2017 -- Popular heartburn medications like Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid may increase your risk of early death when taken for extended periods, a new study suggests. Further, the longer you take these drugs, known as proton pump...
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Monday, April 6, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Doug Cobb popped a couple antacid pills to calm the heartburn he'd been experiencing on and off for weeks. The 60-year-old considered he might have a stomach problem, but waved it off,...
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Authors: Hoshikawa Y, Sawada A, Sonmez S, Nikaki K, Woodland P, Yazaki E, Sifrim D Abstract Background/Aims: Mean nocturnal baseline impedance (MNBI) during multichannel intraluminal impedance pH-monitoring (MII-pH) reflects the status of esophageal mucosal integrity. MNBI is suggested as an adjunctive method to distinguish patients with true gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from functional heartburn (FH) and might predict outcomes for anti-reflux treatment. However, current methodology for calculation of MNBI is time-consuming and subject to operator-dependent selection bias. We aim to simplify and provide a...
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Update: On April 1, 2020, the FDA requested manufacturers to withdraw all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine drugs (Zantac, others) from the market immediately, due to the presence of a contaminant known as N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Although the FDA did not observe unacceptable levels of NDMA in many of the samples they tested, they have determined that the impurity in some ranitidine products increases over time and when stored at higher than room temperatures. As a result of this recall, ranitidine products will no longer be available for prescription or OTC use in the US. The FDA is also advising co...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Digestive Disorders Drugs and Supplements Source Type: blogs
Title: FDA Pulls Heartburn Drug Zantac From MarketCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/1/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
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New findings about N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) contamination of this type of heartburn medication led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) more drastic action.
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Six months after independent testing first raised the possibility that popular heartburn drug ranitidine (Zantac) might break down into the powerful carcinogen n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), the FDA has asked for the removal of all ranitidine products from the market.
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Heartburn medication made by Sanofi of France has been linked to cancer-causing impurity
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FDA orders drugmakers to pull popular heartburn medications that contain trace amounts of a carcinogen.
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The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting that manufacturers pull all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by the brand name Zantac, from the market immediately, the agency announced on Wednesday.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling drugmakers to immediately pull a type of heartburn drug off the market due to contamination with a chemical that may cause cancer
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