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Heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec don't raise Alzheimer's risk: study
Widely used heartburn drugs, including Prilosec and Nexium, do not appear to increase Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
Researchers say proton pump inhibitors like Nexium or Prilosec not linked to dementia (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's
Researchers say proton pump inhibitors like Nexium or Prilosec not linked to dementia Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Drug Safety, Heartburn (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Alzheimer's: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 -- Widely used heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors do not appear to increase Alzheimer's disease risk, according to a new study. Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid are commonly used proton pump inhibitors. Two previous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs linked to premature death
Conclusion This larger set of observational data finds that PPI drugs are associated with an increase in the risk of early death compared with either H2 blockers or no acid suppression drugs. This was the case for participants both with and without gastrointestinal problems. It also appears as though the longer the PPIs drugs are taken, the greater the risk of death. Considering that these drugs are widely used in the UK, these findings may cause concern. But the research has a number of important limitations: The study was conducted in a population of mostly white, older US male veterans, which might limit the abi...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Some heartburn drugs linked with higher risk of death
Study looked at patients who'd taken proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, including popular brands like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Heartburn meds could shorten life span
Popular heartburn medications like Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid may increase your risk of early death when taken for extended periods, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Zegerid (Omeprazole, Sodium Bicarbonate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Torax Medical touts preliminary results from Linx GERD study
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon‘s Torax Medical business today released results from the Caliber trial of its Linx system for treating gastro-esophageal reflux disease, touting quality of life improvements and reduction in reflux levels. The Linx system is an implant composed of interlinked titanium beads with magnetic cores that augments the esophageal sphincter’s barrier function to prevent reflux in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux disease, the company said. Data from the trial was presented at the Digestive Disease Week 2017 meeting in Chicago. The randomized, controlled, 150-patie...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Ethicon Johnson & Johnson Torax Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Prilosec (omeprazole) vs. Nexium (esomeprazole)
Title: Prilosec (omeprazole) vs. Nexium (esomeprazole)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study Suggests Heartburn Meds-Superbug Infections Link
MONDAY, March 27, 2017 -- Patients who take certain heartburn medications may be more likely to suffer recurrent bouts of a common " superbug " infection, a new study suggests. Proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium, or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Prilosec (Omeprazole) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Heartburn meds could lead to kidney damage, study finds
Long-term use of certain heartburn medications could lead to serious kidney damage, a new study shows. It looked at the use of "proton pump inhibitors," sold under brand names including Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium. An estimated 15 million Americans use these medications regularly. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet'silent' kidney damage
The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a warning for doctors to discontinue patients'use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sold under brand names Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix, among others. But a new study indicates that more than half of patients who develop chronic kidney damage while taking the drugs don't experience acute kidney problems beforehand, according to researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Heartburn Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Babies
Taking drugs like Pepcid, Tagamet, Prilosec and Nexium during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma in offspring. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Asthma Heartburn Babies and Infants Pregnancy and Childbirth Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Heartburn Drugs May Raise Risk of Stomach Infections: Study
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 5, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The 10 most popular stories from 2016 - as picked by you
10: Ibuprofen-like painkillers linked to an increased risk of heart failure  "Ibuprofen could raise the risk of heart failure by up to 83%," the Daily Mirror warned in September. But this was a misleading headline as the "83%" figure was related to an obscure type of painkiller called ketorolac and not ibuprofen, which should be a safe option for any festive headaches. Find out more... 9: Exercise is 'most effective' method of preventing lower back pain "Exercise is the best medicine to banish back pain and stop people taking sick days," the Daily Mirror reported at...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news

This Popular Kind Of Heartburn Medicine Can Increase Stroke Risk
This study further questions the cardiovascular safety of these drugs,” Sehested said. Although the study found an association between PPIs and stroke risk, it does not prove cause and effect. More studies are needed, and doctors should consider if and for how long patients should take these drugs, the researchers said. [7 Bizarre Drug Side Effects] PPIs are not the only medicines available to treat heartburn. The researchers noted that another type of heartburn medication, called a histamine H2 antagonist, was found to have no association with stroke risk in the study. Histamine H2 antagonists include famotidine (Pe...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?
Researchers concerned about high doses of meds like Nexium and Prilosec (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular heartburn medications linked to higher risk of stroke
Proton pump inhibitors, including Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid and Nexium, are used to treat heartburn, but may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, new research shows. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Test your readiness with this month ’s USMLE Step 1 stumper
The United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) Step 1 exam is often the first major test of a medical student’s knowledge, and some of its questions are missed by all but a select few highly prepared test takers. Check out this month’s question that Kaplan Medical says stumps most students, and view an expert video explanation o f the answer. Welcome to this month ’s installment of the AMA Wire® series, Tutor talk: Tips from Kaplan Medical on the most missed USMLE test prep questions from Kaplan’s Qbank: Step 1. Each month,AMA Wire ®reveals questions many physicians...
Source: AMA Wire - September 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Timothy Smith Source Type: news

FDA Approves Yosprala (aspirin and omeprazole) for Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients at Risk for Aspirin-Associated Gastric Ulcers
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARLZ) (TSX: ARZ), a global specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved once-daily Yosprala,... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

U.S. approves Aralez pill for heart patients; stock jumps
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a pill that combines aspirin and the acid-fighting drug omeprazole to guard against gastric ulcers in patients who require daily aspirin. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acid reflux medication could severely harm the health of your kidneys
(NaturalNews) As pharmaceuticals change people's natural physiology, they leave damaging effects in both the short and long term. Drugs that reduce acid reflux, such as Prilosec, Zegerid and Prevacid, systematically raise one's blood pressure, and, according to new research, damage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Surprising Things That Increase Your Dementia Risk
SPECIAL FROM “As many as five million Americans age 65 and older may have Alzheimer’s Disease, and that number is expected to double for every five-year interval beyond age 65.” — the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke. While Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, it is not the only form. Risk factors for all kinds of dementia include, age, alcohol use, smoking, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, and genetics. However, researchers have found some startling connections that show other surprising factors that can heighten your risk: Risk Factor #1: Anticho...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omeclamox-Pak (Omeprazole Delayed-release Capsules) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Can a heartburn drug cause cognitive problems?
A new study has shed light on one of the long-term effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These drugs are commonly used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, and peptic ulcers. PPIs (omeprazole, lansoprazole, esomeprazole, pantoprazole, and others) help reduce the amount of stomach acid made by glands in the lining of the stomach. Research published online on February 15 in JAMA Neurology showed that there may be an association between chronic use of PPIs and an increased risk of dementia. Experts compared prescription PPI intake and diagnosis of dementia among approximately 74,000 adults ages 75 a...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Solan Tags: Brain and cognitive health Digestive Disorders Drugs and Supplements Healthy Aging Memory Mental Health heartburn PPIs proton pump inhibitors Source Type: news

FDA reminder to avoid concomitant use of Plavix (clopidogrel) and omeprazole
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding the public that it continues to warn against the concomitant use of Plavix (clopidogrel) and omeprazole because the co-administration can result in significant reductions in clopidogrel's active metabolite levels and antiplatelet activity. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 11, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

PHARMA SHOCK: Indigestion drugs like Prilosec and Prevacid found to raise the risk of dementia by 50%
(NaturalNews) Every once in a while, attending a dinner party becomes the best thing you've done in days. Great company and amazing food are always the premise of a successful evening, but a delicious meal is not always followed by instant satisfaction. In fact, one in five Americans... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medications May Cause Dementia, But It Could Be Untreated Sleep Apnea
By Brandon R. Peters, M.D. The news was enough to give you indigestion: Some of the over-the-counter and prescription medications most widely used to treat heartburn and acid reflux are linked to the development of dementia. The research suggesting a possible association is the latest in a string of implicated drugs over the past few years, including medications taken to treat anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and allergies. What is going on? Before emptying out the medicine cabinet, take a moment to consider the role of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Scientific research can be difficulty to contextualize, especially when i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can You Really Bottle Energy?
You see it almost everywhere these days — energy drinks that advertise the wonder of B vitamins. And they all claim to give you the energy boost to get you through your day. Sadly, it’s a big marketing ploy. The quick energy in these drinks usually comes from their high sugar and synthetic caffeine content. It’s true that B vitamins are essential to your body’s energy metabolism. And B12 in particular is crucial for energy. When you take in high-quality B12, you unlock the energy contained in the foods you eat and turn it into glucose you can burn. But fortified junk food is no way to get your vita...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition b12 energy telomeres Source Type: news

Gastric Reflux Drugs May Be Tied To Dementia Risk
Reuters Health - Repeated use of a certain class of drugs for gastric reflux or peptic ulcers was linked with a higher risk for dementia among patients in Germany, researchers say. The drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), include lansoprazole (Prevacid), esomeprazole (Nexium), and omeprazole (Prilosec), all manufactured by AstraZeneca. The current study can only provide a statistical association between PPI prescriptions and occurrence of dementia in the elderly. It can’t prove that PPIs actually cause dementia, said senior author Britta Haenisch of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Bonn, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Link between indigestion drugs and dementia 'inconclusive'
Conclusion This study found people taking PPIs had a 44% higher risk of developing dementia in a seven-year period compared with those not taking the drugs. However, it's not accurate to say this was down to the PPIs – the study couldn't prove this, and there are many possible explanations. For a start, the groups weren't very similar. Those taking PPIs had poorer health, and were more likely to be taking a number of medicines and have conditions linked to a higher risk of dementia, such as diabetes and heart disease. After taking these factors into account in the analysis, the link between...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Neurology Older people Source Type: news

Widely Used Heartburn Drugs Linked to Dementia Risk in Study
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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

My Favorite Natural Heartburn Remedies
Every time I come back to Africa, I’m reminded just how natural the health care is here. I recently watched one local herbalist cure a patient of chronic heartburn with a tea made from a popular root (more about that soon). Heartburn is a common disorder of the stomach caused by the overproduction of stomach acid. In America, mainstream medicine is likely throwing Big Pharma’s “treatments” at you — like proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), which block the production of stomach acid. You might know these better as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid. But these PPIs have some pretty BIG downsides you&rsquo...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 4, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures heartburn Remedies stomach acid Source Type: news

Well: Heartburn Drugs Tied to Kidney Problems
Proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 15, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Kidneys Live Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Featured Source Type: news

Well: Heartburn Drugs Tied to Kidney Problems
Proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Kidneys Live Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Featured Source Type: news

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Increase Risk for Kidney Disease Proton Pump Inhibitors May Increase Risk for Kidney Disease
Proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole are linked to increased risks for chronic kidney disease and for acute kidney injury, according to two population-based analyses. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

5 Ways To Stop A Nagging Cough
SPECIAL FROM Holiday shopping. Holiday parties. Airplanes. It seems like wherever you go this time of year, you’re bound to find someone coughing on you. Ick. Next thing you know, you’re coughing, too. How to stop your nagging cough? We asked the experts. “Coughing is one of the most common reasons people visit their health care provider,” says Rachel Taliercio, D.O, a pulmonologist with the Respiratory Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. And there are a variety of diseases that cause people to cough. How you treat that cough depends on what’s causing it in the first place. That said, there ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EndoStim officially spikes $35m IPO
EndoStim today officially spiked an initial public offering it hoped would raise $35 million for its neurostimulation device for gastroesophageal reflux disease. EndoStim, which had planned to put $10 million of the IPO’s proceeds into clinical studies and another $14 million to commercialize the system, tabled the offering in October 2014. Today the company filed a formal withdrawal request with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, citing “market conditions.” EndoStim is operating from a small headquarters in St. Louis where it employs 13 people, including CEO Bevil Hogg, who took Ste...
Source: Mass Device - December 9, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Initial Public Offering (IPO) Funding Roundup EndoStim Source Type: news

Rapid UHPLC Method Development for Omeprazole Analysis
The aim of this study was to apply quality by design principles to build in a more scientific and risk-based multifactorial strategy in the development of an ultra high-pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC) method for omeprazole and its related impu… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - November 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 15, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

Ask Well: Taking Heartburn Drugs Long-Term
The most popular acid reflux medications — proton pump inhibitors like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, which are taken daily — can have serious side effects with long-term use. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 15, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Ask Well Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Live Featured Source Type: news

Aurobindo Pharma gets USFDA nod to market ulcer drug
The company's approved abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) is a generic version of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals' Prilosec capsules, it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news