Study title and authors:
Recurrent community-acquired pneumonia in patients starting acid-suppressing drugs.
Eurich DT, Sadowski CA, Simpson SH, Marrie TJ, Majumdar SR.
Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. firstname.lastname@example.org
This paper can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20102991
The study found that acid-suppressing drugs such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine 2-receptor antagonists (H2s) substantially increased the likelihood of recurrent pneumonia in high-risk elderly patients.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) include:
Omeprazole (brand names: Losec, Prilosec, Zegerid, ocid, Lomac, Omepral, Omez)
Lansoprazole (brand names: Prevacid, Zoton, Inhibitol, Levant, Lupizole)
Dexlansoprazole (brand name: Kapidex, Dexilant)
Esomeprazole (brand names: Nexium, Esotrex) Books:
Histamine 2-receptor antagonists (H2s) include:
Cimetidine (brand name: Tagamet)
Ranitidine (brand name Zantac)
Famotidine (brand names Pepcidine, Pepcid, Gaster)
Nizatidine (brand names Tazac, Axid)
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