Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Medications that help can cause dangerous side effects

The FDA has issued warnings that saxagliptin and alogliptin, two relatively new diabetic medicines, increase the risk of heart failure.  Another commonly prescribed diabetic medicine, pioglitazone, which helps prevent heart attacks, also increases the risk of bladder cancer.  Prilosec, a very popular drug to treat reflux of acid from the stomach can increase heart disease as well.  These are very good reasons to use natural supplements instead of drugs whenever possible.

See Family Practice news, April 15, 2016, p. 24.

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