Overweight and obese patients are at risk for a number of health conditions, including heartburn and two kinds of acid reflux. Could their weight affect how well their medications treat those conditions?
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials today approved generic versions of blockbuster blood thinner Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate).
Women at risk for having a second preemie may be taking the only drug on the market to prevent early birth. If so, they should be cautious about taking other prescription medications.
When you have heartburn, you might turn to common medications like Nexium, Prevacid, or Prilosec. But if you're an older woman, who smoked, these drugs may have the dangerous side effect of hip fractures.
In many cases, there is more than one way to fight a health problem. Some may work better than others. But when dealing with acid reflux (the condition that causes heartburn), both drugs and surgery helped patients.