Popular Heartburn Drugs May Up Odds of Stomach Bug

Popular Heartburn Drugs May Up Odds of Stomach Bug

If you're one of the millions who rely on medications known as proton pump inhibitors for relief from heartburn, you may be at higher risk of illness from a stomach bug, new research suggests.

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) include medications such as Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix and Prilosec.

The study from France found that people who took these acid-relieving medications were about 80% more likely to get a bout of stomach flu. The findings were published Nov. 27 in JAMA Network Open.

Popular Heartburn Drugs May Up Odds of Stomach Bug

 

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