• By Dana Sparks

C. Diff Infection Risk Rises with Antihistamine Use to Treat Stomach Acid

March 27, 2013

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that patients receiving antihistamines to suppress stomach acid are at greater risk of infection from Clostridium difficile (C. diff)a common cause of diarrhea, particularly in health care settings. However, the researchers found no significant risk for people taking over-the-counter antihistamine drugs. The findings appear in the online journal PLOS ONE.

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