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Long term use of heartburn drugs increase risk of respiratory diseases

Dutch researchers claim that long term use of heartburn drugs could result in an increased risk of pneumonia. Proton-pump inhibitors doubled the risk and histamine antagonists increased the risk by nearly two thirds. Increased of other respiratory infections such as influenza and bronchitis has also been linked to use of heartburn drugs. Heartburn drugs are often easily available thus there is no monitoring of its use. Patients need to be aware of the risks of long-term use of the drugs.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Forbes - Health Day

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About: Long term use of heartburn drugs increase risk of respiratory diseases

Date: 26 October 2004

Source: Forbes - Health Day

Author: Ed Edelson


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