Heartburn and acid reflex medicines increase hip fracture risk

Women taking indigestion drugs at increased risk of hip fracture after menopause – A prospective study of proton pump inhibitor use and risk of hip fracture in relation to dietary and lifestyle factors – Post-menopausal women are 35% more likely to suffer hip fracture if they take indigestion drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a figure which increases to 50% if they are also current or former smokers.

High dose aspirin reduces pain for severe headache and migraine

High-dose aspirin reduces pain for severe headache and migraine – An inexpensive, hundred-year-old therapy for pain ? aspirin ? is effective in high doses for the treatment of severe headache and migraine caused by drug withdrawal, according to a new study by researchers with the UCSF Headache Center.

Long term use of heartburn drugs linked to fractures

FDA: Possible Fracture Risk with High Dose, Long-term Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors — Labeling changes will include new safety information – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers and health care professionals about a possible increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine with high doses or long-term use of a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors.

Prevacid clinically proven to treat frequent heartburn

Novartis launches Prevacid 24HR over-the-counter for full 24-hour frequent heartburn treatment – Novartis announced the availability of Prevacid 24HR (lansoprazole delayed-release capsules 15 mg/acid reducer) over-the-counter in pharmacies and retail stores across the US to treat frequent heartburn.

Morning sickness drug safe for fetuses

Off-label morning sickness drug deemed safe for fetuses — Ben-Gurion U. researchers. Collaborative research findings published in New England Journal of Medicine support safe use of metoclopramide for morning sickness nausea. – Metoclopramide, a drug approved in the U.S. for nausea, vomiting and heartburn poses no significant risks for the fetus according to a large cohort study published in the June 11 issue of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, “The Safety of Metoclopramide Use in the First Trimester of Pregnancy”.

Benefits of anti clotting medications reduced by heartburn drugs

Study shows benefits of anti-clotting medications reduced by common heartburn drugs. Proton pump inhibitors interfere with anti-clotting protection of clopidogrel. – The anti-clotting action of the medication clopidogrel (Plavix) can be compromised by common drugs for the treatment of heartburn and ulcers resulting in a roughly 50% increase in the combined risk of hospitalization for heart attack, stroke and other serious cardiovascular illnesses, according to a new study presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions.

Heartburn medications do not ease asthma

The so-called purple pill, known popularly as Nexium and and esomeprazole to physicians, did not reduce asthma symptoms in patients who did not have symptoms of heartburn. – The predominance of heartburn among asthma sufferers led many specialists to suspect that acid reflux could be a trigger for the coughing, wheezing and breathlessness of asthma.

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