Stomach Acid Drugs Increase Risk of Bacterial Infections, FDA Warns

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Stomach Acid Drugs Increase Risk of Bacterial Infections, FDA Warns

The Food andِ Drug Administration isِ warning consumers today thatِ certainِ stomach acid drugs mayِ increase theِ risk ofِ a seriousِ intestinal bacteria infection.
The drugs, including Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Zegerid andِ others, fall intoِ a category called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
The bacterial illness isِ called Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD), andِ its main symptom isِ diarrhea thatِ doesِ not improve, according toِ anِ FDA statement.