Protonpump Inhibitors

Protonpump Inhibitors
Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix - proton pump inhibitors that are used for heart burn - can lead to broken bones...

A new study from Baylor medical center in Houston has shown that these drugs can increase the risk of hip fracture by up to 20% in dialysis patients – who often need to take them. These drugs have previously been shown to lead to bone fractures. In fact I had a patient, a nurse, who had a crack in her femur or thigh bone, associated with such a drug. The answer, as always, is to use lifestyle and not drugs whenever possible for medical problems. The side effects of drugs are never completely understood when drugs are initially released.

Protonpump Inhibitors

  • American Academy Regenerative Medicine
  • American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • isakos
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery Academy
  • International Cartilage Repair Society