Acid Reflux Drugs Cause Bone Fractures, Counteract with Plavix
PPIs: Prilosec, Nexium, Dexilant, Zegerid, Prevacid, Protonix, Aciphex
Prilosec, Nexium, Zegerid, Dexilant, Prevacid, Protonix, and Aciphex are drugs used to treat gastrointestinal acid reflux disease (GERD) and stomach ulcers. They are called “proton pump inhibitors,” more commonly known as PPIs. These drugs work by reducing stomach acid. However, the reduction in stomach acid may also affect the body’s ability to absorb calcium. The inability to absorb calcium leads to osteoporosis in some patients, which makes bones susceptible to fractures and breaks.
- What are the side effects of Nexium?
- What are the side effects of Prilosec?
- What are the side effects of PPIs?
PPIs are linked to osteoporosis, which leads to broken bones and fractures. A patient’s hip, wrist, and spine are particularly susceptible to fractures. If you have been taking a proton pump inhibitor drug and have experienced a fracture or broken bone, you may be able to file a claim against the drug’s manufacturer to compensate you for your injury.
PPIs Counteract Plavix
PPI drugs have also been found to counteract heart medications such as Plavix. Plavix is an anticoagulant drug that is prescribed to prevent heart attacks and strokes. When a PPI is ingested, it prevents the conversion of Plavix in the body, which makes Plavix ineffective at preventing blood clots. This can mean that patients taking PPIs at the same time as Plavix are at a higher risk for heart attack and stroke, because their heart medication is not working properly.
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