Lansoprazole May be Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

A recent study by three institutions, including the Houston Methodist hospital, indicates that lansoprazole and other PPIs may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. This is the first stud to show a correlation between the drug class and cardiovascular conditions. The researchers studied mouse models and human tissue, and found that PPIs like lansoprazole constrict […]

Overdose of Lansoprazole Getting Increasingly Common

Monday, June 24th, 2013

More than 22 million people in the United States suffer from asthma, and a large percentage of this population is also diagnosed with gastro-esophageal reflux disease or GERD. It has therefore become common to see doctors prescribe lansoprazole, a proton pump inhibitor, for people who have poorly controlled asthma. However, a recent study by John […]

Lansoprazole Associated with Pneumonia Risk

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

A recent review suggests a link between Proton-pump inhibitors like lansoprazole with commonly acquired pneumonia or CAP. The review was authored by Edward C. Oldfield IV and David A. Johnson. Both are from the Gastroenterology Division of the Department of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia. In the past, several studies have been conducted […]