Video: Nexium and Prilosec Make Your Bones Brittle
Are you a longtime, daily user or Prilosec of Nexium? Have you recently suffered a broken bone or fracture? Your medicine could be the cause.
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Watch as Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine interviews attorney Michael Lynch at the American Association for Justice Conference about the dangers in taking antacid drugs over long periods of time. These medications, known as proton pump inhibitors, are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. Lynch explains that PPI drugs can prevent the body from absorbing calcium properly, resulting in brittle bones and frequent fractures.
Lynch says that warnings issued by the FDA haven’t been strong enough to make consumers fully aware of the risks in taking PPIs. If you are taking these drugs and have suffered a bone break or fracture, you should contact lawyer as soon as possible to explore your legal options.
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