Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and Drug-Induced Hyperhidrosis: A Clinical Case

Objective: To discuss the role of a proton pump inhibitor (pantoprazole) as a cause of night sweats in an older person.

Methods: Our case involves a 73 year-old man who experienced night sweats while taking pantoprazole to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Results: Night sweats disappeared ten days after ceasing pantoprazole. They recurred two months later, one week after recommencing pantoprazole.

Conclusion: Proton pump inhibitors are a rare cause of night sweats in older persons.

Author(s): Olfat Zekry and Mark Dominic Latt

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