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Nexium Side Effects


Studies suggest Nexium side effects may include an increased risk of fracture. This Nexium fracture risk is reportedly increased with high doses or long-term use of the drug. Furthermore, studies report that much like Nexium adverse effects, proton pump inhibitor side effects throughout the entire drug classification may include an increased risk of bone degradation and fractures..

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Nexium Fracture Risk

nexiumfractures According to a British Study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (12/6), long-term use of Nexium or other proton pump inhibitors increases the risk of hip fractures in patients older than 50. Meanwhile, a 2010 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (5/10/10). found postmenopausal women taking proton pump inhibitors had a 25 percent higher chance of suffering a fracture, specifically, a spine or wrist fracture.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Side Effects

Nexium (known generically as esomeprazole magnesium) is in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors, which are used to treat gastro-esophageal reflux disease, stomach ulcers, duodenal ulcers and erosive esophagitis by reducing gastric acid levels in the stomach. It is made by AstraZeneca.

According to an announcement by the FDA in May 2010, the risks associated with prescription-strength Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors include a risk of bone fracture. That risk reportedly increases greatly if the drugs are being taken in high doses or for more than a year at a time. At the time, the FDA noted that the warning labels for the proton pump inhibitors would be updated to reflect that risk.

nexiumbonefractures A year later, the FDA updated that warning to include information that high doses of proton pump inhibitors—including over-the-counter formulations—for more than a year is linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis and hip, wrist and spine fractures.

Of the studies the FDA relied on when making its decision, six found an increased risk of fractures in patients who used proton pump inhibitors, two suggested an increased risk of fractures with higher doses of the medications and two suggested an increased risk of fractures with longer duration of treatment. Most of the studies included in the FDA's review involved patients aged 50 or older.

Nexium Lawsuits

According to reports, Nexium lawsuits have been filed against AstraZeneca, alleging patients suffered deterioration of their bones and fractures as a result of using Nexium.

Nexium Side Effects Legal Help

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Last updated on Feb-25-13

NEXIUM LEGAL ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

Nexium Plaintiffs Oppose Lawsuit Dismissal
Nexium Plaintiffs Oppose Lawsuit Dismissal Plaintiffs involved in Nexium lawsuits have opposed AstraZeneca's motion to dismiss the lawsuits. In all, up to 58 lawsuits are involved, with plaintiffs alleging they were not given the opportunity to fix reported issues with the lawsuits, including not having paperwork submitted in time. According to National Law Journal (3/13/14), more than 730 plaintiffs have reportedly not filed necessary paperwork [READ MORE]

Proving Nexium Side Effects Caused Fractures
Proving Nexium Side Effects Caused Fractures Boston, MA: Patients who began taking Nexium before an updated warning was issued about the risk of Nexium side effects may be eligible to file a lawsuit if they suffered a fracture or bone degradation, but they must speak to an attorney soon. That is because the statute of limitations began running when the updated warning was announced. Furthermore, they must be able to show that because of the length of time they took the drug and the dose they took it at, it is likely the Nexium caused their fracture and not something else, says Ben Stewart, of Stewart Law Group PLLC [READ MORE]

The Pressure’s On AstraZeneca and Nexium
The Pressure’s On AstraZeneca and Nexium Boston, MA: The manufacturer of a popular acid reflux drug, Nexium, appears to be in a state of flux with various issues percolating inherent with the pharmaceutical company. AstraZeneca, with a new leader at the helm, has reportedly axed thousands of jobs and is facing diminished returns from Nexium sales when the patent on the prescription version of the drug expires in the US next year [READ MORE]


READER COMMENTS

Posted by
Ranasee Maldonado (Roni)
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Astra Zeneca claim, for nexium case.
Paid this prescrition .

Posted by
Angela Buckmaster
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I am nervous now I really didn't know how serious this is. I have been on Nexium 40 mg for 2 years now. I have reflux and a hiatal hernia and was on Prilosec for about a year, and it didn't control the acid as well as the Nexium. I have Degenerative Disc Disease and suffer chronic back pain; taking flexeril as well as Celebrex nightly to help control. I am 37 years old and according to my orthopedic my spine looks as though I am a 60 year old woman. What do you do? you need medication to control the reflux to limit the damage to the esophagus. But I am going to talk to my doctor about a different medication, I don't want my pain that I have with my back to get worse.

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California
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I was prescribed Nexium and several other ulcer, acid reflux drugs. I currently have osteoporosis, low vitamin D. I take prescribed 1000 milligrams of vitamin D once a week.

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Anonymous
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In about july 2005 I developed an usler nexium was my life saver. I was told that I could bleed again if I stopped taking it. My Dr took me off nexium and a week later I bleed again. I stayed on nexium until in 2012 I started having bone pain. My phymacist told me that it cause bone fractures. I checked with my Dr and he stopped nexium. In Dec. 2012 I fractured my ankle. And my bones still hurt. January 26, 2015 I was told that I fractured my right knee. I did not fall. I decided to check out nexium law suits.y neck and back hurts and nexium started this. I am so sad

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Anonymous
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Hello. I was put on Nexium for reflux, though my only symptom was a pain in my chest; I never had acid get in my mouth. The Nexium did stop the pain though. I was on it for somewhere between 4 - 5 years. I have always taken good care of my teeth as I grew up in a family of Dentists and dental Hygienists. But because of taking the Nexium, even though I took Calcium w/ a D supplement and a Multi-vit every day (and still do). The calcium has been depleted from my teeth and the surrounding bone, and I now need 3 Bridges with bone build-up around where the broken teeth are that need to come out (7 - 8 total). I've found *tons* of other people on the Internet with similar complaints/problems, but I can't find any Class Action Suits that include teeth as an injury, although you'll read everywhere how important Calcium is to your teeth and bones. Why are those of us with major Dental problems being ignored here?! I have a paper from the dentist saying what needed to be done to my teeth on a certain date, and if I go back to one, I can prove how much more damaged they became between that time, which has never happened in my life! Doesn't anyone else notice their teeth braking and cracking like crazy??

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California
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A degradation and fracture of my left-side acetabulum bone. So serious that my orthopedic doctors confined me to a wheelchair.

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New Jersey
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I have fractured three ribs since Oct. ’13. There was no trauma to the area. Totally, I have broken four ribs (April 2006) and a wrist from a bicycle mishap in 2012. I have been diagnosed, as a result of rib fractures, with osteoporosis, and received an infusion of Reclast in Feb.’14. I fractured the last rib about three weeks after infusion. The rheumatologist ordered further blood tests, and if normal, is referring me to a bone endocrinologist. I have been taking Nexium 40 for approximately 10-12 years.

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Alabama
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I have taken Nexium daily, I believe, for approximately 10 years. I did not know Acid Reflux medication was degenerating my bones. I suffered from several fractures while taking Nexium. Also I was given a prescription by two different physicans for Vitamin D. Not knowing it was coming from taking Nexium. Eventually, I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Now I have to take Reclast once a year. Along with taking Vitamin D, Calcium and Caltrate daily. Please help me.

Posted by
Missouri
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Hip fracture, constant stomach pain, shoulder fractures, difficult to digest food and shortness of breath.

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Ohio
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I believe that I have suffered bone lost due to taking nexium for a long period of time. As a total hip replacement recipient I'm forever in pain and I've been diagnosed with degenerative joint disease.

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