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Reflux medication tied with Clostridium gut infection

Anti-reflux medication has been associated with a bowel infection with Clostridium difficile, a bacteria that causes diarrhea, cramps, and inflammation of the colon (colitis). Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and H2 receptor antagonists are commonly prescribed to combat heartburn caused by acid refluxing up the food pipe (esophagus). People using these drugs were found more likely to be infected with C.difficile than the rest of the population. C. difficile infection is a known complication with taking antibiotics, but the link with anti-reflux medication requires further investigation.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Billings Gazette

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About: Reflux medication tied with Clostridium gut infection

Date: 28 December 2005

Source: Billings Gazette

Author: Associated Press

URL: http://www.billingsgazette.com/index.php?id=1&display=rednews/2005/12/28/build/health/40-heartburn-drug.inc

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This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Cause of diarrhea
  • Cause of abdominal cramps
  • Cause of heartburn
  • Cause of reflux
  • Cause of C.difficile infection
  • Cause of Clostridium difficile
  • Casue of Clostridium
  • Cause of gut infection
  • Cause of bowel infection
  • Cause of bowel inflammation
  • Cause of colon inflammation
  • Cause of colitis
  • Risk and PPIs
  • Risk and proton pump inhibitors
  • Risk and H2 receptor antagonists
  • Risk and anti-reflux medication
  • Risk and anti-reflux drugs
  • Risk and antacids
  • Risk and anti-acid drugs
  • Risk and anti-acid medication
  • Side effects
  • Side effects and diarrhea
  • Side effects and abdominal cramps
  • Side effects and heartburn
  • Side effects and reflux
  • Side effects and C.difficile infection
  • Side effects and Clostridium difficile
  • Side effects and Clostridium
  • Side effects and gut infection
  • Side effects and bowel infection
  • Side effects and bowel inflammation
  • Side effects and colon inflammation
  • Side effects and colitis
  • Side effects and PPIs
  • Side effects and proton pump inhibitors
  • Side effects and H2 receptor antagonists
  • Side effects and anti-reflux medication
  • Side effects and anti-reflux drugs
  • Side effects and antacids
  • Side effects and anti-acid drugs
  • Side effects and anti-acid medication
  • Medication
  • Medication and diarrhea
  • Medication and abdominal cramps
  • Medication and heartburn
  • Medication and reflux
  • Medication and C.difficile infection
  • Medication and Clostridium difficile
  • Casue of Clostridium
  • Medication and gut infection
  • Medication and bowel infection
  • Medication and bowel inflammation
  • Medication and colon inflammation
  • Medication and colitis
  • Medication and PPIs
  • Medication and proton pump inhibitors
  • Medication and H2 receptor antagonists
  • Medication and anti-reflux medication
  • Medication and anti-reflux drugs
  • Medication and antacids
  • Medication and anti-acid drugs
  • Medication and anti-acid medication

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