Nexium, Prilosec, and Other PPI Increase Risk of Bone Fracture

New studies released in 2010 show an increased link between popular acid-reducing drugslike Nexium, Prilosec, and Protonix and an increased chance of bone fractures.

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) such as these work by reducing the amount of stomach acid in your intestinal tract and stomach, increasing your chances of contracting certain bacteria. The chief culprit is Clostridium difficile which impairs your body's ability to absorb calcium. In certain cases Clostridium difficile has led to serious complications and even death.

One study showed that people taking PPIs where 366% more likely to contract Clostridium difficile than those who weren't taking them. Contact the lawyers of Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP to speak with an experienced drug liability attorney.