* Histamine H2-receptor antagonists
, used to reduce stomach acid, deplete calcium, folic acid, iron, vitamin [B.sub.12], and vitamin D.
However, even in this lower risk cohort, the study still showed a 24 percent increase in the risk of death with PPIs, compared with that in H2-receptor antagonists
(95 percent CI, 1.21-1.27) a 19 percent increase with PPIs, compared with no PPIs, and a 22 percent increase with PPIs, compared with no acid suppression.
Deal with it: Changing diet and medications, such as antacids, PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) and H2-receptor antagonists
(H2RAs) can help.
H2 blockers (also called H2-receptor antagonists
) are used to relieve the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and/or stomach ulcer, and are available as over-the-counter and prescription medications.
Both are histamine h2-receptor antagonists
, which are indicated to inhibit stomach acid production.