There is more bad news about a type of heartburn medication known as Proton Pump Inhibitors, or PPIs. Last week the British Medical Journal published a study that suggested the drugs put older women at greater risk for hip fractures. Now the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting doctors and patients that the medicine has been associated with Clostridium Difficile-Associated Diarrhea (CDAD), a persistent type of diarrhea that may develop into more serious intestinal conditions. PPIs include both over-the-counter and prescription drugs including AcipHex (rabeprazole sodium), Dexilant (dexlansopazole), Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium), Omeprazole (omeprazole) OTC, Prevacid (lansoprazole), OTC Prevacid 24 ... Read More
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