By: Joe Graedon March 5, 2018 8 Comments
    Are Heartburn Drugs (PPIs) Linked to Stomach Can…

    According to our calculation (based on the most recent data available), more than 110 million prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are filled each year. That does not count the tens of mill…

    By: Terry Graedon November 11, 2013 9 Comments
    How to Use Herbs and Diet to Get Off Prevacid De…

    Q. I came off lansoprazole (Prevacid) over a year ago after taking it for four years for stomachaches. (I'd never had heartburn.) I stopped because I was suffering with muscle pains and couldn't sleep…

    By: Joe Graedon June 6, 2013 161 Comments
    Lisinopril Side Effects Can Be Lethal

    How do you keep your blood pressure under control? Managing blood pressure is an important pillar for maintaining good health and reducing the risk of strokes or heart disease. Regular exercise, a di…

    By: Joe Graedon October 21, 2012 183 Comments
    Metformin (Glucophage) Side Effects & Compl…

    The fascinating compound called metformin was discovered nearly a century ago. Scientists realized that it could lower blood sugar in an animal model (rabbits) as early as 1929, but it wasn't until th…

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2012 15 Comments
    Bad Bellyache Could Be Deadly Drug Reaction

    Stomachaches are part of the human condition. Few symptoms are more common, though abdominal pain may be more complicated than it seems. Discomfort can range from mild to excruciating. As many as one …

    By: Terry Graedon September 9, 2010 19 Comments
    Sleeping Pill Linked to Upset Stomach

    Do you know the potential side effects of the medications you take? Sometimes the problems appear quite unrelated to the desired effects of the medicine, and thus may slip under the radar. That seems …

    By: Joe Graedon October 1, 2008 9 Comments
    Are Antibiotics Responsible for GI Woes?

    Q. My teenage daughter has been taking antibiotics to treat her acne for years, but she's also had terrible GI problems (stomachaches and diarrhea) for much of that time. I didn't think of a connectio…