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2009-10-08 08:12:49

H2 Blocker drugs, such as Famotidine, Cimetidine and Ranitidine, approved in the U.S. for acid reflux (heartburn), pose no significant risks for the fetus according to a large collaborative cohort study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The study published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology provides significant reassurance for the safety of the fetus when H2 blocker drugs are given to women to relieve acid reflux during pregnancy. H2 blockers are among the most...

2008-03-12 09:01:05

ALLEGAN, Mich., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning early March 2008, the nearly 30 million frequent heartburn sufferers nationwide will have a new treatment option available to them as retailers begin selling store brand Omeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor that will treat the same frequent heartburn symptoms as Prilosec OTC(R) at a significant cost savings for consumers. "It is estimated that consumers could save more than $100 million annually by using store brand Omeprazole," says Fred...

2005-12-19 21:15:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Popular anti-heartburn drugs such as proton-pump inhibitors that block stomach acid production heighten the risk of an increasingly common infectious form of diarrhea, researchers said on Monday. Taking such drugs as AstraZeneca's Nexium and GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Losec and their generic versions tripled the risk of diarrhea blamed on the Clostridium difficile bacteria, the study concluded. Frequently prescribed anti-heartburn drugs called H2 antagonists that include...


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