Tag Archives: Medication

If It Doesn’t Walk Like a Duck or Talk Like a Duck… Maybe It’s Not a Duck?!!

Magda was a new patient who was referred by one of my ENT colleagues for “refractory reflux”. She’d been on the proton pump inhibitor Nexium at a dose of twice daily for over a year, and was still complaining of symptoms. She’d cut out caffeine, alcohol, chocolate and late-night eating when the symptoms first began, […]

Antibiotics Decrease Hormonal Contraceptive Effectiveness

Antibiotics reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives in a new study. Anecdotal evidence shows women getting pregnant on hormonal contraceptives (this includes the pill, the patch, the vaginal ring, implants, IUDs, and injections) while taking antibiotics. Yet, past research has shown either no interaction between hormonal contraceptives and antibiotics or the findings have been inconclusive. […]

The People’s Pharmacy Podcast: What’s The Best Way To Manage Your Heartburn?

In this episode of The People’s Pharmacy podcast (show 1224), you’ll learn the best way to manage your heartburn without relying heavily on PPI drugs like Nexium or Prilosec. Does diet help? Listen and learn from Dr. Chutkan’s 20+ years of clinical experience.

Antibiotic Use Increases The Risk Of Hospitalization

Increased antibiotic use is associated with an increased risk for hospitalization. The study looked at primary care medical records linked to hospital admissions in 1.8 million patients from 2000 to 2016, and analyzed those who had received systemic antibiotics. Infections of interest included urinary tract, ear, and respiratory (those with more serious chronic conditions like […]

Managing Disease In The Covid-19 Age

In this webinar with Dr. Chutkan, hosted by Our Health Talks, you will learn the following: How Dr. Chutkan’s “Live Dirty, Eat Clean” mantra applies to health today Dr. Chutkan’s produce-cleaning regime Hallmark foods in a “clean eating” diet Risk of antibiotics Does having a GI issue make someone more susceptible to contracting illness? Explaining […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Coronavirus: Are You At Risk?

In this webinar with Dr. Chutkan, you will learn about the concerns and considerations for those with inflammatory bowel disease during the coronavirus pandemic, including whether or not you are categorized as high risk, what your medication regimen might mean for your infection risk assessment, and how best to stay healthy and protect yourself.

Some Medications May Increase COVID-19 Risk

Certain medications could make you more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 and could worsen infection. NSAIDs: You may have already heard that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen and aspirin used to reduce pain, fever, and inflammation) may aggravate coronavirus infection. Because these drugs may affect the immune response, they can potentially elongate the infection time […]