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Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer

acid reflux drugs linked to cancer and kidney diseaseThe Esophageal Cancer Action Network, or ECAN, is working to shine light on the possibility of over-the-counter acid reflux medications increasing a patient’s risk for a type of cancer called Barrett’s esophagus. The group recently conducted a poll that found 86 percent of Americans are unaware of the danger they assume when taking common drugs like Prilosec and Nexium.

The problem may lie with the way ...

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Study Links Common Heartburn Drugs to Kidney Disease

more evidence links heartburn drugs with kidney diseaseOngoing research into the effects of certain heartburn medications continues to reveal increased risks of kidney disease or failure. These findings center on proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, which are found in common medicines you may already have in your home like Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec. They are intended to treat gastric or digestive distress.

The New York Times wellness blog recently reported on a Journal of the American Medical ...

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Study Re-emphasizes Heartburn Drug’s Link to Kidney Disease

new study renews focus on heartburn drugs and kidney diseaseLast year saw a dramatic increase in the attention being paid to injuries sustained by patients taking a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors. While the term may not be familiar, you almost certainly know them by name. In fact, they’re likely sitting in your medicine cabinet as you read this.

Prilosec. Nexium. Prevacid. The ads for these drugs make it seem as though taking a ...

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Frequent Use of Heartburn Medications May Lead to Kidney Damage

heartburn medications may cause kidney damageA new batch of research shows that frequent and long-term use of some of the most commonly used heartburn medications may, over time, lead to kidney damage.

Drugs like Prilosec OTC, Prevacid, and Nexium fall into a class known as PPIs, or proton-pump inhibitors. The drugs work by stifling the body’s ability to produce gastric acid; one of the key factors in experiencing frequent heartburn.

Most heartburn is treated over the ...

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