Long-term use of a proton pump inhibitor such as Nexium may contribute to or aggravate osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become brittle and weak. Mild stress such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. The FDA has determined that when taken for longer than the advised dosing period, Nexium can be the cause of painful bone fractures.
Limiting your Nexium use can be beneficial for your overall health.
Nexium can be prescribed or sold over the counter for the extended treatment of heartburn. They are approved for two weeks to four weeks of usage at a time. The FDA advises using Nexium 24 Hour three or less times per year. Usage longer or more frequent that this is when bone fractures begin occurring.
In addition to bone fractures, Nexium may create kidney problems. These kidney problems may be Acute Interstitial Nephritis, Acute Kidney Injury, or Chronic Kidney Disease. Some Nexium users even develop Renal Failure which requires dialysis. Long-term use of Nexium may give rise to a dependency that makes acid reflux or GERD worse after stopping Nexium. GERD is the frequent backwash of stomach acid or stomach content into the esophagus.
Pairing Nexium with Calcium and Vitamin D can prevent bone fractures. If you have osteoporosis and GERD, talk to your doctor about a long term solution for your acid reflux. Even when prescribed by a doctor, Nexium is only safe for use up to one month at a time. Studies cited by the FDA have shown that bone fractures and kidney problems become much more common when Nexium is used for years at a time.
Contact the Hollis Law Firm today.
We are here to answer your questions about a Nexium lawsuit and fight for you. If you or your loved one has taken Nexium and suffered Acute Interstitial Nephritis, Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, or even Renal Failure, call us at (800) 701-3672 today.