Stomach Acidity Medications Increase Risk Of Pneumonia

Monday, Mar. 7th 2011 4:24 PM

Proton pump inhibitors and histamine2 receptor antagonists – types of acid suppressive medications commonly taken to treat the overproduction of gastric acid, such as acid reflux (GERD/GORD), dyspepsia, and peptic ulcer disease may raise the risk of pneumonia, researchers from Seoul National University Hospital, South Korea, report in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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