Medications

Many physicians still prescribe controversial drug combination

Safety concerns of the concomitant use of clopidogrel with the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) omeprazole or esomeprazole were published in May 2009 and February 2010 by European regulatory agencies. After the last publication, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Team uncovers pathway linking heartburn and esophageal cancer

Got heartburn? More than 60 million adults in the U.S. have acid reflux, or heartburn, and approximately 10 percent are at risk for developing esophageal cancer, due in part to complications from Barrett's esophagus. But ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

High H. pylori cure rate for nonbismuth quadruple Tx

(HealthDay)—Optimized nonbismuth quadruple regimens, either hybrid or concomitant, have a cure rate of more than 90 percent for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections, according to a study published in the July issue ...

Cardiology

Acid reflux drug may cause heart disease

(Medical Xpress)—Drugs that help millions of people cope with acid reflux may also cause cardiovascular disease, report scientists from Houston Methodist Hospital and two other institutions in an upcoming issue of Circulation. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prescription problems for vets on reflux drug

U.S. veterans diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are frequently prescribed doses of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as omeprazole (commonly known by brand names such as Prilosec), that are much higher ...

Medications

Generic versions of plavix approved

(HealthDay) -- The first generic versions of Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows zinc salts offer rapid relief from gastric reflux

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a study that could revolutionize how millions of people are treated for painful gastric acid-related diseases, a team led by Yale School of Medicine researchers has shown that zinc salts offer rapid, prolonged ...

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Omeprazole

Omeprazole (INN) ( /oʊˈmɛprəzoʊl/) is a proton pump inhibitor used in the treatment of dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD), laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. Omeprazole is one of the most widely prescribed drugs internationally and is available over the counter in some countries.

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