Prilosec side effects include an increased risk of osteoporosis-like bone fractures in the wrist, hip, spine, etc. Our firm is currently working with a number of experienced Prilosec lawyers around the country, who can file a Prilosec lawsuit on your behalf and there is no fee until you receive an award or settlement. Feel free to contact our office anytime either online, or call us toll free for a free consultation.
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Prilosec Side Effects
Originally marketed in 1989, this medication falls in a class of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors. These drugs – including Prilosec (omeprazole) and other drugs such as Nexium (esomeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), AcipHex (rabeprazole) and Protonix (esomeprazole) – have been linked to loss of bone density, similar to osteoporosis, and subsequent reports of bone fractures in the wrist, hip, and spine. For more information, click here.
Bone loss and fractures have been demonstrated in people who have taken proton pump inhibitors like this one for long periods of time – typically one year or more. The risk increases as the period of time during which the drug is taken grows. Taking a non-prescription form of the medication, such as Prilosec OTC, can be just as dangerous and damaging to bone health.
Prilosec Bone Loss Risks May Have Been Hidden by Drug Company
It has been alleged that AstraZeneca, the drug’s manufacturer, knew early on that the medication may have prevented the body from properly absorbing calcium, and therefore resulting in diminished bone strength, and also bone loss. Warning labels about bone loss first appeared on the drug in October 2010.
Loss of calcium can make bones fragile and brittle, similar to what happens during osteoporosis. This can lead to severe fractures and pain in delicate joints that may end up requiring long-term medical care.
Have You or a Loved One Experienced Prilosec Side Effects?
If you or a loved one has experienced bone loss or broken bones after taking Prilosec or another proton pump inhibitor medication, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding a potential claim. d’Oliveira & Associates is working with dangerous drug lawyers across the country, who are well-versed in pharmaceutical litigation and can provide assistance handling these types of cases.
Contact d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.