Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Acid Reflux Acid Reflux en-us Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:02:41 UTC Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:02:41 UTC Could an OTC Antacid Treat Tuberculosis? The OTC antacid lansoprazole (Prevacid) could actually be a good candidate for treating tuberculosis. 10:41 PM, Wed April 27, 2016 Could Cryotherapy Aid Acid Reflux Patients? One of the more serious acid reflux complications is Barrett’s esophagus, which increases a patient’s odds of developing esophageal cancer. 11:30 PM, Wed April 13, 2016 How Does GERD Affect Levothyroxine Absorption? Levothyroxine is the most-prescribed generic drug in the world. 9:14 PM, Mon March 21, 2016 Can Acid Reflux Patients Take PPIs and H2RAs Concomitantly? Historically, experts have expected histamine-2 receptor antagonists to inhibit proton pump inhibitor activation from a mechanistic perspective. 10:00 PM, Sun March 13, 2016 4 GERD Myths Pharmacists Can Debunk Despite how common gastroesophageal reflux disease is among patients, there are a few unfounded beliefs surrounding its symptoms, severity, and treatment. 11:07 PM, Mon February 29, 2016 4 GERD Counseling Points for Pharmacists There are several lifestyle changes, OTC options, and prescription drug therapies that patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease can rely on to prevent acid reflux symptoms, and pharmacists are one of the best candidates to share this information. 9:00 PM, Sun February 14, 2016 Best Type of Exercise for Acid Reflux Patients Patients with acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease may not know that exercise can aggravate their symptoms. 10:57 PM, Mon February 1, 2016 8 Tips to Treat Acid Reflux and GERD If patients come to the pharmacy with ailments like heartburn, stomach pain, and difficulty swallowing, they may have acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease. 10:42 PM, Tue January 26, 2016 5 Tips for Acid Reflux Patients Around the Holidays Because overindulgence is common during the holiday season, pharmacists may be asked for their advice on how to avoid and treat acid reflux. 9:00 PM, Sun December 27, 2015 Acid Reflux and EoE: A Complex Relationship Often caused by acid reflux, eosinophilic esophagitis is an emerging inflammatory disease that is generally unresponsive to proton pump inhibitor therapy. 9:57 PM, Mon November 23, 2015 Nexium Before Breakfast: A Recipe for Acid Reflux Success Esomeprazole before breakfast may provide more enduring acid control for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease than other OTC proton pump inhibitors. 9:42 PM, Sun November 15, 2015 Preexisting GERD Predicts Reoperation in Bariatric Surgery Patients Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease are more likely to have a second operation following bariatric surgery compared with patients without the disease. 11:05 PM, Tue October 27, 2015 Clinical Pharmacists Can Identify PPI Misuse Drug-related problems such as overdose and drug-drug interactions frequently occur in patient populations at risk for polymorbidity and polypharmacy. Among these problems is proton pump inhibitor (PPI) misuse. 8:00 AM, Wed October 14, 2015 Most Symptoms in PPI Non-Responders Unrelated to Reflux Up to 60% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) continue to have symptoms despite proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. 8:00 AM, Tue September 22, 2015 OTC Options for Heartburn: The Role of the Pharmacist More and more proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are making the jump to OTC status, and this plethora of new options may confuse patients. 1:42 AM, Mon July 20, 2015 Drugs of Choice for Barrett's Esophagus Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a serious gastrointestinal condition in which acid reflux predisposes the esophagus to increased cell proliferation and decreased apoptosis. 2:18 AM, Thu May 28, 2015 Helping Heartburn Patients Navigate OTC Options Relief for heartburn and acid reflux is often found in OTC medication aisles. 12:26 AM, Wed May 13, 2015 Proton Pump Inhibitors: Potential Changes in Gastric Fluid Researchers have designed many studies to determine whether long-term proton pump inhibitor use causes changes in the body. 11:00 PM, Mon May 4, 2015 Acid Reflux Common Among Women Taking Bisphosphonates Gastroprotective agents may be needed in postmenopausal women taking bisphosphonates. 10:00 PM, Fri April 17, 2015 Opioids Plus Peptic Ulcer Prescriptions: Red Flag at Discharge Pharmacists are positioned to educate and monitor older patients who are discharged on these medications. 12:00 AM, Fri April 3, 2015