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Pneumonia Risks Rise With Nexium, Prevacid

According to a population-based study, those who take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium or Prevacid, and H2-receptor antagonists like the popular Pepcid and Zantac, may have an increased risk of developing pneumonia. In a comparison of some 365,000 Dutch citizens and about 5,500 first-time cases of pneumonia, scientists estimated the risk of pneumonia was 89 percent higher for current users of PPIs and 63 percent higher for current users of H2-receptor antagonists,...

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