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Prilosec—generically known as Omeprazole—is a proton pump inhibitor used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease (PUD), Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, laryngopharynegeal reflux (LPR), dyspepsia, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Prilosec has many of the same serious side effects as do other proton pump inhibitors such as Protonix, Dexilant, and Nexium. It is manufactured by AstraZeneca and has been on the market since 2003. Some of the serious side effects that are subjects of Prilosec litigation hip fractures, spine fractures, and other bone fractures.
Prilosec OTC is an over-the-counter version of Prilosec, and it used primarily for the treatment of heartburn.
Proton Pump Inhibitors cause serious bone-related side effects because they work by reducing acid in the stomach, which, over time, inhibits the body's ability to absorb calcium, thus weakening bones.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added warnings to all proton pump inhibitors warning about the greater risk of bone fractures. Other bone-related risk of proton pump inhibitors include risks of developing osteoporosis. A more complete list of Prilosec adverse effects includes:
- Tubointerstital nephritis
- Fundic gland polyposis
- Spinal fractures
- Wrist Fractures
- Broken Bones
- Bone Fratures
- Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea
- Iron deficiency
- B12 Deficiency
- Greater risk of cardiac event following a heart attack
- Interference with blood-clotting properties of Plavix
Generally, the patients who are at the greatest risk of Prilosec bone fractures are those who have been taking it for more than a year. Most of the people studied were over 50 years of age (this is, of course, the age in which osteoporosis would more likely afflict the patient).
Furthermore, proton pump inhibitors have been found to increase the risk of cardiovascular death or rehospitalization by 29% after a heart attack, according to a Danish study of 56,000 patients.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Prilosec side effects, a Prilosec law firm can help you secure that settlement that you deserve. Contact one of our unsafe drug lawyers today to schedule a free and confidential consultation and take the first step to recovering damages and recovering normalcy in your life.