The heartburn medication Prilosec (omeprazole) has been linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis-like bone fractures in the wrist, hip, spine, etc. d’Oliveira & Associates are working with some of the leading pharmaceutical lawyers in the United States who will file a claim and/or a lawsuit on your behalf. There is no fee until you receive an award or a settlement of your case.
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Heartburn Medication Prilosec and Other Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Linked to Increased Risk of Fractures
Originally marketed in 1989, Prilosec is one of 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. This has led to reports of fractures such as wrist, hip, and spine fractures. For more information, click here.
Bone loss and fractures have been demonstrated in people who have taken proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec for long periods of time – typically one year or more. The risk increases the longer that the drug is taken. Taking a non-prescription from of Prilosec, such as Prilosec OTC, can be just as dangerous and damaging to bone health.
Bone Loss and Broken Bone Risk May Have Been Hidden by Drug Company
It has been alleged that AstraZeneca, the company that manufactures Prilosec, knew from very early on that the drug may have prevented the body from properly absorbing calcium. Since calcium is a key element in bone strength, it is argued that the inability to absorb calcium caused bone loss. Warning labels about bone loss first appeared on Prilosec and Nexium in October 2010.
Loss of calcium can make bones fragile and brittle, similar to what happens during osteoporosis. This can lead to severe fractures. In delicate joints such as those in the wrist or feet, this can cause severe pain and require long-term medical care.
PLEASE SPEAK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE DISCONTINUING USE OF PRILOSEC OR ANY OTHER PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION.
Have You or a Loved One Had a Broken Bone After Taking Prilosec?
If you or a loved one has experienced bone loss or broken bones after taking Prilosec, Prilosec OTC, or any other medication described as a proton pump inhibitor, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney regarding a potential claim. d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C, Rhode Island personal injury lawyers, are working with some of the leading pharmaceutical lawyers in the United States who are handling these cases.
Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates, P.C. at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.