Conducted by researchers from Stanford University and Houston Methodist, the study concluded that acid reflux medications -- which include common medications such as Prilosec OTC and Prevacid
-- may be associated with an increase in the risks of patients' having heart attacks.
Always got my Claritin, Benadryl, my EpiPen, Lansoprazole, Prevacid
Those who took proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Prilosec, Prevacid
, Protonix, or Nexium for at least two years had a 65 percent higher risk of B-12 deficiency than those who didn't take PPIs.
to get a prescription for the digestive miracle of Prevacid
would be cursory since our son had just had that rather thorough exam a few weeks ago.
The PPI products listed in the communication are AcipHex (rabeprazole sodium); Dexi-lant (dexlansoprazole); Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium); omeprazole over-the-counter (OTC); Prevacid
(lansoprazole) and OTC Prevacid
24hr; Prilosec (omeprazole) and its OTC product, Protonix (pantoprazole sodium); Vimovo (esomeprazole magnesium and naproxen); and Zegerid (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate) and its OTC product.
1 million in year-one dollar sales across food, drug and mass channels, excluding Waimart); Prevacid
24HR ($127); Plan B One-Step ($78.
Proton pump inhibitors include Prevacid
and histamine-2 receptor antagonists, or H2RAs, such as Zantac and Tagamet.
Because clopidogrel can irritate the stomach in some patients, many doctors also prescribe a PPI such as Prilosec, Nexium, Aciphex, Prevacid
Investors' focus will remain on the extent to which Kapidex can fill the earnings gap likely to be caused by the expiry of its patent on Prevacid
in the deteriorating U.
For instance, if Lipitor[TM] (a cholesterol medication from Pfizer) costs $10 per tablet and TAP Pharmaceuticals charges $2 per Prevacid
tablet, then 100 Lipitor[TM] (worth $1000) would cost 500 Prevacid
[TM] (also worth $1000).
Patients who take medications called "proton pump inhibitors," such as Prevacid
, Protonix and Prilosec may actually be interfering with their iron replacement therapy.
Other high-cost drugs often prescribed for members include Prevacid
for gastritis/esophagitis with an average cost of $120; Celebrex, a pain reliever with an average cost of $86; Zocor, a cholesterol-lowering drug with an average cost of $95; and Vioxx, a pain reliever with an average cost of $70.