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Common Heartburn Medications Linked to Kidney Disease

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Recent studies in JAMA Internal Medicine and JASN show that several popular heartburn and acid reflux medications including Nexium®, Prevacid®, and Prilosec® may dramatically increase the risk of kidney failure and kidney disease. The long-term use of these antacid drugs has been linked to chronic kidney disease (KCD), which can result in the need for kidney dialysis, kidney transplant, and ... Read More »

Study Shows Link Between Heartburn Medications and Heart Attack Risks


Recent studies have associated popular over the counter antacids that are used for heart burn, with a twenty percent higher risk of heart attack. The study was conducted on with large scale data of nearly three million health records by scientists at Stanford University. This study examined antacid drugs like Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid. These drugs are known as proton-pump ... Read More »

FDA Warns That Drugs Like Invokana May Cause Ketoacidosis

SGLT2 inhibitors may cause a serious condition called ketoacidosis, an increase or acidic components in the blood.

Patients with type 2 diabetes usually take sugar lowering drugs called SGLT2 Inhibitors, such as Invokana, Invokamet, Farxiga, Xigduo, Jardiance, and Glyxambi. Recent news from the FDA, however, warns those who take SGLT2 inhibitors to watch for symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis, a life threatening condition. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is dangerously high levels of acid in the bloodstream. SGLT2 inhibitors lower ... Read More »

What 3 Birth Defects Can Zofran Cause?


Is Zofran safe to use during pregnancy? This is a question that has been raised after a recent study was released in the publication, The Toronto Star. The study found a correlation between those who took the morning sickness drug and had children born with birth defects. Congenital Heart Defects The studies in The Toronto Star indicated a correlation to ... Read More »

5 Risky Drugs To Use During Pregnancy

Many drugs have been associated with birth defects, such as Zofran, or Zoloft.

Many questions are raised concerning the safety of medicines that are used during pregnancy. Many drugs are found to cause birth defects, or other health risks in the baby. Even drugs used to treat morning sickness have been associated with the increased risk of birth defects or health risks. Do you know the drugs that are worthy of a conversation with your doctor? ... Read More »

SGLT2 Inhibitor May Cause Ketoacidosis, FDA Warns Diabetics

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Type 2 Diabetes Drug SGLT2 Inhibitor May Cause a Serious Condition The FDA has released a warning that the Type 2 diabetes medicines canaglifozin, dapaglifozin, or empagliflozin (SGLT2 inhibitors) can cause a serious condition where the body produces high levels of blood acids, or ketones. This condition, or ketonacidosis, may lead to hospitalization. The FDA is currently investigating this issue ... Read More »

5 Birth Defects That Could be Caused By Zofran

Anti-nausea drug, Zofran has been linked to birth defects if used by pregnant women.

Many women are being prescribed the common anti-nausea drug Zofran, to relieve the symptoms that come with morning sickness (hypermesis gravadarum). Zofran (ondesatron), however, was never approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in pregnant women. Manufactured to treat nausea in cancer patients, Zofran was illegally marketed for use in pregnant women by makers, GlaxoKlineSmith. Studies say the use ... Read More »

Antibiotic Avelox® Approved for Plague Treatment

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On May 8th, 2015, the FDA approved the antibiotic, Avelox® (moxifloxacin) to treat those with plague – a rare bacterial infection that is potentiality fatal. The antibiotic is approved to treat both pneumonic plague (infection of the lungs) and septicemic plague (infection in the blood). Plague infections are extremely rare, even in the United States, totaling 2,000 cases worldwide per ... Read More »

The Risks Of Too Much Fun In The Sun

Viagra can increase a man's risk for skin cancer by 84 percent.

Overexposure to the sun can increase your chances of skin cancer With summer around the corner, most of us are itching to get out and have some fun in the sun, but what are the risks? Overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause damage to the skin, such as sunburn, which can increase the risk of skin cancer. The ... Read More »

A Pill Designed to Turn You Into a Password


The FDA has approved a new pill created by Motorola, which is designed to turn you into a password for your electronic devices.  The micro computer, vitamin-like pill promises to unlock your electronic devices effortlessly while keeping them secure. Powereded by the acid in your stomach, the chip is triggered by your gut juices, transmitting an 18-bit ECG signal that switching it on and ... Read More »