(PRWEB) March 18, 2013
Originally put on the market in 1989 by AstraZeneca, Prilosec is a member of a class of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). These drugs (including popular drugs Prilosec and Nexium) have been linked to loss of bone density in patients similar to the effects of osteoporosis. ABC News has reported that this has led to reports of fractures in the wrist, hip and spine*.
It is alleged that both bone loss and fractures have become prevalent in people who have taken Prilosec or another PPI for an extended period of time – typically a year or more. The FDA warns that the longer a patient takes Prilosec, the possibility of an elevated risk for side effects involved**. These dangers are not limited exclusively to prescription strength Prilosec, as Prilosec OTC (over the counter) can be just as damaging to bone health**.
It has been alleged that AstraZeneca was aware of the possibility for dangerous side effects early on as they may have known that the drug prevents the body form properly absorbing calcium, a key element to bone strength.
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