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Nexium Bone Fractures

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Nexium Bone Fracture Side Effects Lawsuits

Nexium Side Effects include Bone Fractures, Breaks, Spine, Hip, Rib Fractures | Lawsuits Filed, Pending | Astrazeneca

Have you suffered a broken bone or fracture while taking Nexium? Nexium from AstraZeneca and similar heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors may make those who use them more vulnerable to bone fractures and bone breaks, especially if they have taken Nexium over a long period of time. In May 2010, the labels of Nexium and similar medications were updated to warn of this fracture risk. Nexium fractures can involve just about any bone, including ribs, ankles, feet, hip, wrist and spine.

Lawyers at the personal injury law firm, Parker Waichman LLP who investigate defective drug side effects are offering free Nexium fracture lawsuit consultations to anyone injured by Nexium or other proton pump inhibitors. If you suffered a broken or fractured bone while taking Nexium or another proton pump inhibitor, our personal injury lawyers want to hear from you today. There is a very good chance that you may be entitled to compensation for your Nexium injuries.

Nexium Bone Fracture Warning

Nexium, advertised as the "little purple pill," is one of the best selling drugs in the world. As a class, proton pump inhibitors racked up sales of $13.6 billion in 2009, according to data tracker IMS Health. The drugs were the third best-selling group of prescription drugs in the U.S.

On May 25, 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the labeling for Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors was being modified to include information about their association with broken bones. The agency said a half-dozen studies indicated that patients older than 50 faced an increased risk of fractures when the drugs were used between one and 12 years.

Other prescription heartburn medications required to carry the enhanced warning include:

  • Prilosec
  • Aciphex
  • Prevacid
  • Protonix
  • Vimovo
  • Zegerid

The FDA advised that doctors and patients weigh the known benefits against the potential risks of proton pump inhibitors when determining if these heartburn drugs are appropriate for treatment. Consumers also should talk with their health care professional about any concerns.

Nexium Fracture Lawsuits

Since the FDA Nexium fracture warning was issued, several lawsuits have been filed claiming the drug caused users to suffer broken bones. The first such lawsuit was filed in April 2011 by an Ohio woman who allegedly suffered a broken leg in 2005 and 2007 due to rapid bone deterioration caused by Nexium. The plaintiff in that lawsuit had been taking Nexium for eight years. A month later, a group of 35 women filed a Nexium fracture lawsuit in Houston, Texas. They claimed to have suffered a variety of broken bones, including fractures of the ribs, ankles and feet. One of the plaintiffs involved in that Nexium fracture lawsuit, a 62-year-old woman, claimed to have suffered six different fractures since she started taking Nexium.

Legal Help for Victims of Nexium Fractures

If you or a loved one suffered a fracture of the ribs, ankles, feet, hip, wrist or spine while taking Nexium, you may have valuable legal rights. To learn how our Nexium fracture lawyers can help you receive compensation for your injuries, please fill out our online form or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) today.


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Feb 9, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Patients who take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be at a higher risk of developing a serious condition called Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD).  The danger prompted the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a Drug Safety Communication yesterday, and announce that it was working with the makers of PPIs to add information about their association with CDAD to the drug's labels.CDAD is a type of diarrhea that does not improved.  It is caused by...

Older Women Face Hip Fracture Risk from PPIs

Feb 1, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Post-menopausal women, especially if they smoke, might want to think twice about taking a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) to relieve heartburn.  According to a new study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), post-menopausal women who take PPIs like Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid for two years or more increase their risk of sustaining a hip fracture by 35 percent.The study also found that women who took the PPIs for six to eight years were 50 percent more likely to suffer a broken hip....

Plavix, Proton Pump Inhibitor Warnings Revised in Canada

Sep 23, 2011 | Parker Waichman LLP
Health Canada is revising the label for Plavix in that country to reflect new information about the concurrent use of the blood thinner and other drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).   Many Plavix users take PPIs to counteract the ulcers and heartburn that can accompany use of the blood thinner.In 2009, Health Canada updated the labels for ALL PPIs to recommend they not be used with Plavix, after some research indicated that the drugs could reduce the efficacy of Plavix. ...

Proton Pump Inhibitors Can Impact Magnesium Levels, Study Finds

Jul 12, 2011 | Parker Waichman LLP
A new study is backing up the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) recent decision to issue a warning about low  magnesium levels and proton pump inhibitors.   The study, which was reported at the annual Digestive Disease Week conference in May, found that used of the popular heartburn drugs  was associated with an increased risk of hypomagnesemia occurrence, which remained significant after adjustment for all confounders.Hypomagnesemia - low serum magnesium levels...

Hip Fracture Risk Higher in Older Women on Proton Pump Inhibitors

Jun 8, 2011 | Parker Waichman LLP
A study presented last month at the annual Digestive Disease Week in Chicago has confirmed that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors, such as Nexium, increases the risk of hip fractures in post-menopausal women.  According to Internal Medicine News, the study also found that the hip fracture risk  was higher among women who used the popular heart burn drugs, even when adjusting for other risk factors including vitamin D intake; history of osteoporosis; and use of hormone...

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