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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) in Healthy Patients May Cause Rebound Heartburn Symptoms
A recently published study in the journal Gastroenterology found that healthy patients taking the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) esomeprazole (Nexium) for 8 weeks were more likely to experience symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, or acid reflux after they stopped taking the PPI than patients who stopped taking a placebo medication. These study results suggest that healthy patients taking a PPI may have excessive secretion of acid after they stop taking the PPI. For more information, please visit: http://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(09)00522-8/fulltext and http://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085%2809%2900780-X/fulltext
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Study Supports Link Between
A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal further supports the well-known association between "statins" and muscle pain and weakness. Statins are cholesterol-lowering medications that include atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor). For more information please visit: http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/181/1-2/E11
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2009-09-16 Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) in Healthy Patients May Cause Rebound Heartburn Symptoms Omeprazole MediGuard CRT
2009-09-16 Study Supports Link Between Pitavastatin MediGuard CRT
2009-09-17 FDA Requires Black Box Warning for Injection Form of Promethazine Promethazine FDA
2009-09-17 Update on Risk of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) in Tysabri Patients Natalizumab FDA
2009-09-17 Several Lots of Albuterol Sulfate Inhalation Solution, 0.083% Reported Stolen Albuterol Manufacturer
2009-09-17 Three Lots of Ipratropium Bromide Inhalation Solution, 0.02% Reported Stolen Ipratropium Manufacturer
2009-09-25 Voluntary Recall of Several Children's and Infants' Tylenol Products Acetaminophen Manufacturer
2009-09-25 Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for Oral Suspension: Potential Medication Errors Oseltamivir FDA
2009-09-25 New Information About Reports of Acute Pancreatitis in Patients Using Sitagliptan (Januvia, Janumet) Sitagliptin FDA
2009-09-25 New Information About Reports of Acute Pancreatitis in Patients Using Sitagliptan (Januvia, Janumet) Metformin and Sitagliptin FDA
2009-09-28 FDA Early Communication About Ongoing Safety Review of Exjade Deferasirox FDA
2009-09-30 Recall of Single Lot of Dr. Reddy's Citalopram 40 mg Tablets Citalopram Manufacturer
2009-09-30 Recall of Single Lot of Dr. Reddy's Fexofenadine 180 mg Tablets Fexofenadine Manufacturer
2009-09-30 Recall of Single Lot of Dr. Reddy's Pravastatin 10 mg Tablets Pravastatin Manufacturer
2009-09-30 Recall of Single Lot of Dr. Reddy's Risperidone (plain) 25 mg Tablets Risperidone Manufacturer
2009-10-14 FDA Warns Companies to Stop Making Unapproved Codeine Sulfate Tablets Codeine FDA
2009-10-18 Single Lot of Naproxen 500 mg Tablets Recalled Naproxen FDA
2009-10-18 Three Lots of Lac-Hydrin Recalled Ammonium Lactate FDA
2009-10-18 Recall of Single Lot of Advair Diskus 100/50mcg Fluticasone Propionate with Salmeterol FDA
2009-10-23 Recall of Several Acetaminophen Products Acetaminophen FDA