Chronic Use of Drugs Like Nexium and Prilosec Found to Increase the Odds of Getting Pneumonia

DRUGS -- Side effects
GASTRIC acid
DISEASES -- Risk factors
PNEUMONIA
RESPIRATORY infections

Abstract:Discusses research being done on the effect of the chronic use of drugs that suppress stomach acids on the risks of getting pneumonia. Reference to a study by Robert J. F. Laheij et al published in the October 27, 2004 issue of "Journal of American Medical Association"; Drug classes described in the study; Other respiratory infections that might develop in people who are taking acid-suppressive drugs.

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