Topic: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

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Table 1: Prescription Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Drugs

Generic name Found in brand name(s)
dexlansoprazole Dexilant
esomeprazole magnesium Nexium
esomeprazole magnesium and naproxen Vimovo
lansoprazole Prevacid
omeprazole Prilosec
omeprazole and Sodium bicarbonate Zegerid
pantoprazole sodium Protonix
rabeprazole sodium AcipHex




Table 2: Over-the-Counter (OTC) Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Drugs

Generic name Found in brand name(s)
lansoprazole Prevacid 24HR
omeprazole magnesium Prilosec OTC
omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate Zegerid OTC
omeprazole Omeprazole




Table 3: Prescription H2 Receptor Blocker Drugs

Generic name Found in brand name(s)
cimetidine Tagamet
famotidine Pepcid, Duexis
nizatidine Axid, Nizatidine
ranitidine Zantac, Tritec




Table 4: Over-the-Counter (OTC) H2 Receptor Blocker Drugs

Generic name Found in brand name(s)
cimetidine Tagamet HB
famotidine Pepcid Complete, Pepcid AC
nizatidine Axid AR
ranitidine Zantac


-Related Information

FDA Drug Safety Podcast for Healthcare Professionals: Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea can be associated with stomach acid drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)1
2/8/2012
Proton Pump Inhibitors Information2
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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

Marion, thank you for posting this.

This warning is very relevant to CC patients after Whipple. They are very likely to be prescribed Proton Pump Inhibitors, to protect the surgical connection between stomach and small intestine.

Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

eli...Gavin just mentioned that most of his Mom's prescriptions already contain the warning however; I was not sue as to whether this is the case world-wide. 
Hugs and love,
Marion

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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

Thanks also for this one too Marion. That Omeprazole did the job for my gastric ulcer last year. Never knew about the risks associated with these and diarrhea so thanks for the heads up on this.

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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

Marion, very interesting as I use Cimeditine but only when I need it.

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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

Lainy....I wonder whether you should ask the physician about this?  Do you notice an increase in loose stools when taking Cimeditine?   
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Marion

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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

No, I don't take them that often. What I did discover on my own was a few years ago I did Splenda and Sweet and Lo, that caused loose ones. Robin made me switch to Stivea and I am wondering if that could also be a problem. Went back on 2 Prednisone last night and it's a tad better again. I can't believe this nightmare!! Enough! I have a new empathy for people who have Colitis.

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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

Lainy....yes, my daughter gave up all artifical sweeteners a long time ago.

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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

Prednisone's, grrrrrr..... My mum hates them just as much as you do Lainy!

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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

Do packs of meds in the US not come with a manufacturers information leaflet? Here in the UK, meds come with such a leaflet and I have just checked the leaflet that comes with my BP meds and it is about 14" long with information on both sides of the page. All the meds I have got for my mum and dad over the years all came with the same leaflet and it contains info about the drugs, warnings, side effects, how to take, what to avoid etc.

On my BP meds, it has a section on side effects listing possible side effects that are common affecting fewer than 1 in 10 but more than 1 in 100.

Uncommon affecting fewer than 1 in 100 but more than 1 in 1000.

And very rare affecting fewer than 1 in 10000.

For each section, it lists some of the possible side effects for each group.

Each leaflet for all meds has a ton of other info. What it's for, before you take, how to take etc, what to do if this happens, what to do if that happens etc. I would have thought that this sort of info would have been included in all packs of meds worldwide. Or am I wrong here?

Gavin

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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

No, Gavin.  We do have the information leaflet. But when I received the FDA report, I wanted to make sure to alert everyone regardless.
Hugs
Marion

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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

Thanks Marion. The more info we all have the better informed we all are, especially so when it comes to new info that has just been released. So thanks for your alert.

And hugs to you too,

Gavin

PS - And before you start....I know I know, it is late, after midnight here and I am away to bed before you give me a row! Night night!!!

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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

Ha, Ha...I always watch your posting times.  Good night, dear Gavin.
Hugs
Marion

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Re: FDA warning for Stomach Acid Drugs

Marion, I have used Stivea nopw for about 3 years. I just researched it and came across this:  Stevia in the raw contains at least one compound which has been converted in the laboratory into a known carcinogen. While it is not known whether or not this same conversion can occur inside the human digestive tract, cancer researchers advise caution when considering the use of stevia as a dietary sugar substitute.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/99571 … z1n9zj8U98
Every page on Stevia gives pros and cons,,,,what to believe? But I am going to try and go without any sweetners and see what happens.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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