U.S. Gastro Update eNewsletter
October 2021

Pharmacist Recommendations Series: Zantac 360°™
In this installment of U.S. Pharmacist’s Pharmacist Recommendations Series, Deana Kadriu, PharmD, describes how patients can flexibly prevent and achieve effective, fast relief from heartburn with Zantac 360°. Click here to view video.


Psyllium's Impact in Reducing Dietary Fiber–Induced Gas in IBS
A study published recently in the journal Gut reveals that psyllium administered with insulin diminishes colonic gas production in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This suggests that consuming a diet containing adequate amounts of viscous fiber may enable patients to obtain the prebiotic health benefits of high-fiber diets without exacerbating their IBS symptoms. Read more.

Increased Mortality in African Americans With COVID-19 and PPI Use?
The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) was recently reported to be associated with increased severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and worse clinical outcomes. A recent study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology explored the mechanisms underlying this issue. Read more.

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