Taking care of stomach ulcers

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

By Judy Rupp Eric grew up thinking of ulcers as a lifelong disorder brought on by emotional stress and treated by eating bland food and drinking warm milk. As Eric learned when he developed ulcers himself, he was wrong on all counts. An ulcer is an open sore in the lining of the stomach, esophagus […]

No cure for heartburn, but medicines can help

Friday, May 1st, 2009

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: In 2004, I had a scope put down my throat and into my stomach. The doctor said I had a hiatal hernia and signs of acid reflux. He put me on Prilosec. It stops my heartburn very well. I have been on it ever since. If I miss two doses, the heartburn […]

Pantoprazole: preferred PPI in patients taking clopidogrel

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

A new Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) study suggests that the interaction between clopidogrel and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is clinically significant. The population-based case-control study included more than 13,500 patients (age 66 years or older) who were prescribed clopidogrel following hospital discharge after an acute myocardial infarction. Patients who also received a PPI (other […]