Indigestion (2005): Heartburn Remedy Side Effects

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Antacid preparations such as (Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Pepcid, and Zantac) inhibit the acids in the stomach helpful to digestion. However, there are other consequences as well. The use of these antiacids leaves users more at risk for serious Clostridium difficile infections as well as diarrhea.

The Centers for Disease Control reports that more and more cases of Clostridium difficile are being reported by non-hospitalized healthy adults. Some scientists wonder whether this rise in C. difficile infection rates is tied to heavy use of antiacids.

Published: Journal of the American Medical Association, 2005.

Editor's Note: Try digestive enzymes during meals.