Key clinical point: Acid-suppressing drug use is associated with a higher risk of subsequent anti-allergy medication use.
Major finding: Gastric acid-suppressing drugs are associated with a 96% higher rate of subsequent anti-allergic medication use.
Study details: Population-based analysis of health insurance data from 8.2 million Austrians.
Disclosures: The study was supported by Burgenländische Gebietskrankenkasse and the Austrian Science Fund. No conflicts of interest were declared.
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