Posts Tagged "heartburn drugs"

FDA: More broken bones with heartburn drugs

Posted on May 29, 2010 in Health & Wellness

Rise in hip, spine fractures in patients on Nexium, Prilosec for year or more WASHINGTON – Federal health regulators are warning doctors and patients that heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prilosec may cause bone fractures when used for more than a year. The Food and Drug Administration said several studies showed increased risk of hip, wrist and spine fractures in patients using drugs that block stomach acid. The drugs are known as proton pump inhibitors and include both prescription drugs like Nexium and over-the-counter medicines like Prilosec. Story continues below ↓advertisement |...

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Plavix, Heartburn Drugs Combined Raise Heart Risk

Posted on May 23, 2009 in Chronic Disease

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 People who suffer a heart attack nearly double the risk of having another if they are taking the widely used blood thinner Plavix together with a heartburn drug like Prilosec, researchers said on Tuesday.Plavix, also known as clopidogrel and made by Sanofi-Aventis SA and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co, and aspirin are often used to thin a patient’s blood after a heart attack. Doctors also may prescribe a proton pump inhibitor, or PPI, such as AstraZeneca Plc’s heartburn drug Prilosec to cut the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding from bloodthinners. A study...

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