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Almost half of 41 common drug classes were associated with alterations of the microbiota of the human gut, Dutch researchers reported.

Extensive changes in taxonomic structure, metabolic activity, and resistome (antibiotic-resistant genes) were seen in human fecal samples following use of 18 of 41 common drug categories, with the four most frequent culprits being proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), metformin, antibiotics, and laxatives, reported Arnau Vich Vila, MSc, of the University Medical Center Groningen at United European Gastroenterology Week in Barcelona.

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