Nexium Side Effects

April 10, 2012

Prescription Nexium, commonly known as ‘the purple pill’ is one of the most popular antacids on the market, manufactured by AstraZeneca. Nexium is commonly used to treat heartburn and ulcers. It is one of the most successful proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) on the market, a class of drugs which sold more than $13.5 billion in 2009.

Recent information revealed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests that prescription Nexium causes bone loss and bone fractures. The revelation by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also required the entire class of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) including Nexium to carry additional warnings about bone fractures on their warning labels.

Nexium Side Effects

Some common Nexium side effects may include:

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain

More severe Nexium side effects which may require medical attention include:

  • Severe allergic reactions including rashes; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face lips or tongue; unusual hoarseness
  • Bone pain
  • Chest pain
  • Dark urine
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Fever, chills or sore throat
  • Red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Severe stomach pain or cramps
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin

Nexium Side Effect – Bone Fractures

A very severe Nexium side effect or complication which was not originally made known to consumers by AstraZeneca is the potential for bone loss or bone fractures among Nexium patients. Research studies conducted by multiple groups have found that Nexium can prevent the bones’ absorption of calcium, leading to weak bones and potentially bone fractures.

Bone fractures caused by Nexium can be very painful and debilitating. The most common bone fractures reported by Nexium patients include hip fractures, pelvic fractures, spinal fractures, and wrist fractures. A major problem is that until now, many Nexium patients had or still have no idea that Nexium may be the cause of their bone fractures.

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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