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Gastric acid suppressant lansoprazole may target tuberculosis
(University College London) A cheap and widely used drug, used to treat conditions such as heartburn, gastritis and ulcers, could work against the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB), according to new research published in PLOS Medicine, from UCL and the London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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 higher odds of kidney trouble. The study couldn't... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Popular Over-The-Counter Antacids Could Increase The Risk Of Stomach Cancer
This study was not able to prove that the medications lead to a higher risk of gastric cancer, it just suggested an association. They also studied conflicts with another recent study that suggested no increased risk of stomach cancer with these medications. That said, doctors and patients should exercise caution when using them over a long period of time.   (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk
Conclusion PPIs are commonly used medicines for acid reflux. This may seem like alarming news for the many people in the UK who take them, but it's important to remember that the overall risk of stomach cancer is still very low. This study has several limitations that mean we should be cautious about the results: This type of study can't prove PPIs caused the increased risk of cancer. The increased risk could be down to other factors. Researchers were unable to adjust their figures to take account of some relevant confounding factors, such as alcohol and tobacco use, as these weren't routinely recorded. Almost all the pati...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Do You Listen to Heart Sounds? This May be Another Reason Why You Should.
I’m not sure about you, but when I went to school to become a paramedic (and a nurse for that matter), one thing I never really understood was heart sounds, or heart tones, depending on who taught you. My attempt at learning resorted to scouring textbooks, journals, online editorials, watching clips on YouTube and listening… lots of listening to sound bites from CDs. You know the ones, they come free when you buy a new stethoscope. Instead of turning to digital media, I should’ve been listening to the hearts of my patients. Hindsight is 20/20, especially in this case. All my self-guided education yielded...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bruce Hoffman, MSN,BSN-RN, NR-P, CFRN Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation 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

PPI drugs warning: Study finds 50% increased risk of death from long-term use of Proton Pump Inhibitors
(Natural News) PPI drugs commonly used to mask the symptoms of heartburn have been found to increase the risk of death by 50%, according to a new study carried out at the Washington University School of Medicine. As Natural News reports: PPIs, which are readily available over the counter under brand names such as Prevacid,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

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

Prevpac (Lansoprazole, Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

Prevacid (Lansoprazole) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 9, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

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

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

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

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

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

Fast Relief For Heartburn
When heartburn hits, you need a fast and reliable way of dealing with the pain. But before you take another antacid, or prescription like Nexium, Prilosec, or Prevacid, there’s something I want to share with you. Heartburn drugs actually make your condition worse over time. And there’s new evidence they boost your risk of heart attack by up to 20%. I know it’s frustrating to hear another prescription drug is doing terrible things to your body. But today, I’ll show you a few options that will shut down heartburn almost immediately. These options are safe, affordable, and easy to use. Let me expl...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 17, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

lansoprazole (Heartburn Relief 24 Hour, Heartburn Treatment 24 Hour, Prevacid 24)
Title: lansoprazole (Heartburn Relief 24 Hour, Heartburn Treatment 24 Hour, Prevacid 24)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 17, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

lansoprazole (Heartburn Relief 24 Hour, Heartburn Treatment 24 Hour, Prevacid 24)
Title: lansoprazole (Heartburn Relief 24 Hour, Heartburn Treatment 24 Hour, Prevacid 24)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 17, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

TUBERCULOSIS could be cured by common heartburn drug cure Prevacid
Swiss scientists screened a number of existing drugs to try and identify potential new treatments for TB, and discovered lansoprazole, marketed as Prevacid, could be an 'excellent' option. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The next anti-tuberculosis drug may already be in your local pharmacy
(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Testing thousands of approved drugs, EPFL scientists have identified an unlikely anti-tuberculosis drug: the over-the-counter antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 7, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Data Dive Suggests Link Between Heartburn Drugs And Heart Attacks
The drugs are proton-pump inhibitors, including Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. But the study doesn't show cause and effect. Other factors — diet, drink or tobacco — may play a role.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Common heartburn drugs could raise risk of heart attacks
Millions of people take drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat heartburn and acid reflux. Popular brands include Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium. But now a new study raises concern that they may increase the risk of heart attacks. Brian Webb reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Heartburn Drugs Linked to Heart Attacks
Drugs like Prilosec and Prevacid may increase the risk for heart attack. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 10, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Body Featured Source Type: news

Well: Heartburn Drugs Linked to Heart Attacks
Drugs like Prilosec and Prevacid may increase the risk for heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Body Featured Source Type: news

Well: Heartburn Drugs Linked to Heart Attacks
Drugs like Prilosec and Prevacid may increase the risk for heart attack. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 10, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Body Featured Source Type: news

Well: Gastric Reflux Drugs Linked to Heart Attacks
Drugs like Prilosec and Prevacid may increase the risk for heart attack. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 10, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Body Featured Source Type: news

Well: Gastric Reflux Drugs Linked to Heart Attacks
Drugs like Prilosec and Prevacid may increase the risk for heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Body Featured Source Type: news

Proton pump inhibitors increase risk of acute kidney injury
3 out of 5 stars Proton pump inhibitors and the risk of acute kidney injury in older patients: a population-based cohort study. Antoniou T et al. CMAJ Open 2015;Apr;3:E166-E171. Full Text Previous studies have suggested that use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increases risk of acute interstitial nephritis, especially in elderly patients. Using information from  several large computerized databases containing medical information about patients in Ontario, Canada, the authors carried out a population-based cohort study of patients in Ontario aged 66 years and older who were newly prescribed  P...
Source: The Poison Review - April 23, 2015 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical acute kidney injury interstitial nephritis lansoprazole omeprazole proton pump inhibitor Source Type: news

lansoprazole, First-Lansoprazole, Heartburn Relief 24 Hour, Heartburn Treatment 24 Hour, Prevacid 24
Title: lansoprazole, First-Lansoprazole, Heartburn Relief 24 Hour, Heartburn Treatment 24 Hour, Prevacid 24Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/27/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - January 27, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Longterm Use of Heartburn Medication May Lead To Bone Loss
BOSTON (CBS) – Grace Tejchman has been taking heartburn medications for nine years now. She says she needs the relief from some difficult symptoms. “If I don’t take it, the acid backs up and I have severe heartburn and a ball in my throat,” she said. The relief comes from a group of drugs known as Proton Pump Inhibitors. They’re excellent at controlling heartburn by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. These drugs are sold as Prevacid, Nexium, and Prilosec. Many of these medications started as prescriptions in the late 1980s, but are currently available over the counter. Now th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Bone Loss CBS Boston Dr. Blair Jobe Dr. Mallika Marshall Heartburn Medication Proton Pump Inhibitors WBZ TV Source Type: news

Takeda Launches Ulcer FDC Tablets In Japan
Takeda Pharmaceutical announced the launch of Takelda combination tablets, a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of low-dose aspirin and Takepron (lansoprazole) for peptic ulcers in Japan. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - June 13, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news