Nexium Bone Loss

April 5, 2012

Nexium, also known simply as ‘the purple pill,’ is one of the most popular antacids on the market. Manufactured by drug giant AstraZeneca, Nexium is in a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium are commonly used to treat conditions like acid reflux and ulcers.

Research studies conducted and monitored by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have revealed that prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium can cause bone loss and bone fractures. These are Nexium complications that were not originally listed by AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of Nexium. AstraZeneca and other manufacturers of (PPIs) like Nexium are now required to have special warnings regarding potential bone loss and bone fractures.

What is Bone Loss?

While bones may seem solid and lifeless, they are actually living tissues much like muscles. Just like other tissues in the human body, bones require a healthy diet and exercise in order to remain strong. Our bones provide our bodies with structure and support. More than simply keeping us standing however, bones are also responsible for storing essential minerals required by our bodies like calcium.

Throughout the body’s life, it is constantly breaking down old bone tissue and building new bone tissue. Whenever older bone tissue breaks down faster than new bone tissue is able to be created, the result is bone loss. Bone loss may eventually lead to low bone density or osteoporosis, both linked to the use of the purple pill, Nexium.

Nexium and Bone Loss

Osteoporosis, or in common terms, porous bone, is a disease which causes the bones to become weak and fragile. Bones which are porous, or suffering from osteoporosis are more likely to break or fracture. Bone fracturing is commonly reported among Nexium patients, and it is one of the common complications which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned may be caused by Nexium.

Millions of people in the world are affected by osteoporosis. Fractures due to osteoporosis caused by Nexium frequently occur as hip fractures, wrist fractures, or spine fractures. More than 1.5 million fractures annually may be attributed to osteoporosis. Until recently, it was mostly unknown that drugs like Nexium cause bone loss and bone fracture. Following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new warning regarding Nexium and bone loss, patients suffering from bone loss due to Nexium will be more aware of the cause of their bone loss.

Nexium Lawsuit – Speak to an Attorney

Have you or a loved one suffered from bone fractures, bone loss, bone density loss, or osteoporosis which you think may be attributed to taking AstraZeneca’s Nexium? If so, you may be entitled to compensation from the makers of Nexium. Our Nexium lawyers are currently accepting Nexium lawsuits for individuals suffering from bone fractures, bone loss, and osteoporosis caused by prescription Nexium. Please call today to see if you have grounds for a Nexium lawsuit

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