"A new study has confirmed an association between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) â€” drugs that treat heartburn, peptic ulcers, and other acid-related disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract â€” and increased risk for dementia in older patients."...
- Instruct patients to inform their physician or healthcare provider if they are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Inform patients who are breastfeeding to use alternate infant nutrition sources (e.g. stored breast milk or infant formula) for 24 hours ( > 10 half-lives of radioactive decay for the F 18 isotope) after administration of the drug or to avoid use of the drug.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/31/2014
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