Bone Fracture Side Effects of Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Other Heartburn Drugs

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted May 26, 2010


The FDA announced this week that they are requiring new warnings about the risk of bone fractures from Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, Zegerid, Aciphex and Vimovo, as the popular heartburn drugs have been associated with a number of hip fractures, wrist fractures, spine fractures and other injuries. The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing these new warnings and recent studies to determine whether users may be entitled to compensation through a lawsuit over bone fractures while taking the medications.

>>FDA LINK (5/25/2010): Bone Fracture Side Effects of Nexium, Prilosec
Prevacid, Protonix, Zegerid, Aciphex, Vimovo

The label changes for the drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), come after the agency looked at a number of studies that linked the drugs to increased bone fracture risks. PPIs are designed to fight the symptoms of a number of gastrointestinal ailments by reducing the body’s production of stomach acid.

The new bone fracture warnings affect both other-the-counter and prescription heartburn drugs, including:

  • Nexium
  • Prilosec and Prilosec OTC
  • Prevacid and Prevacid 24HR
  • Protonix
  • Zegerid and Zegerid OTC
  • Aciphex
  • Vimovo

The types of bone fractures associated with the drugs include

  • Hip fractures
  • Wrist fractures
  • Spine fractures

The new warnings come just days after the results of a study were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine that linked the use of Nexium, Prilosec and other PPIs to a 25% increase in the risk of bone fractures in women. The risks appear to be connected to long-term use of the drugs of a year or more, but FDA has decided to place the bone fracture risk warning even on those drugs which are not recommended for use longer than two weeks at a time. Most studies were conducted on women over the age of 50.

According to new information provided for consumers on the FDA website:

Be aware that an increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine has been reported in some studies of patients using proton pump inhibitors. The greatest increased risk for these fractures was seen in patients who receive high doses of these medications or use them longer (a year or more).


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are evaluating the potential for bone fracture lawsuits against the makers of heartburn drugs like Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Zegerid, Aciphex and Vimovo for failing to warn about these possible side effects.

If you or a family member have a bone fracture following long-term use of the medications, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

55 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • jean says:

    taken nexium for yrs. have arm incast because of broken wrist.

    Posted on June 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm

  • Cherie says:

    I have just been diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis and am waiting to have additional images taken of my cervical spine (neck). I take 3 Protonix twice daily and have done so for over 7 years. This is scarry and the moment we (me and a friend) heard about it, we looked at each other like…oh my gosh, I wonder if that’s what is wrong with you. So I made an appointment to see an orthopedic doctor right away. A few weeks later, I am finding out that I have issues. I do not know if they are related but it is hard to figure out why else.

    Posted on July 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm

  • Cherie says:

    I have just been diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis and am waiting to have additional images taken of my cervical spine (neck). I take ******1****** Protonix twice daily ***NOT 3*** and have done so for over 7 years. This is scarry and the moment we (me and a friend) heard about it, we looked at each other like…oh my gosh, I wonder if that’s what is wrong with you. So I made an appointment to see an orthopedic doctor right away. A few weeks later, I am finding out that I have issues. I do not know if they are related but it is hard to figure out why else.

    Posted on July 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm

  • jesse says:

    I have been using nexium for 2 years. The drug cured about 80% of my severe gastric reflux, heartburn, indigestion, and overall crippling stomach pain and discomfort. These symptoms lead to not being able to eat, sleep, concentrate, or process thoughts clearly. I have tried to get off nexium before but after 3 days i go into complete shutdown.

    i have had at liest FOUR doctor’s visits about my WRIST. first time my wrist got sprained and i got a splint for it. the sprain never healed and after two more weeks of pain i went to appointment #2. Instead of looking into my arm further i was just tossed some 5mg Vic’s and walked out the door. Another week goes by, appointment #3. Now i have back pain for having to compensate not using my wrist, i was given muscle relaxants and back patches which didnt help me.
    Appointment #4 i was given nothing but a better quality splint and left.
    It seems to me no matter what i did, my wrist would not heal… and even now after 3 months after the ordeal, my wrist still hurts and advil or tylenol will not get rid of.
    I have recently tried again to stop taking nexium but i simply and physically cannot for i am dependent on the proton pump inhibitors.
    if there is anyone out there that can review my case, please help.

    Posted on July 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm

  • bobby says:

    Taking prilosec for yrs, feb 2010 broke my ankle

    Posted on July 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm

  • madelene says:

    I have taken protonix for years and I can not imagine my life without. I got indigestion from a glass of water.
    Since Dec 2005, I have broken my shoulder, another time it was concussion, rib and collar bone fracture, from there I had had a second concussion, 5 ribs, spineous process, and hand.
    Today I am sitting with a walking splint as I fractured both bones in lower leg and patella.

    Posted on July 8, 2010 at 1:51 am

  • Christine says:

    Also, I can barely walk some days and can’t get up Some days I need a walker, also I have a knee brace I wear everyday I’m to young only 46 and 2 children… It’s scarey that my body is breaking down all my joints and bones…. what should I be taking to compensate with this drug to stop these problems? or take something else because this drug damages me….

    Posted on August 11, 2010 at 1:56 am

  • Cynthia says:

    My question is,if these medications do that to bones,could it also affect the calcium plaques in hardening of the artery’s?Could they help cause it? Could they make the plaques break off also? Anyone have any info on this? My mom took 3 of them for years.Would it interfere with knee replacement healing? I already have a case pending approval here,and this could have also contributed I think.

    Posted on August 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm

  • Jeffrey says:

    I am in a similar situation as Christine 9/11/10. I have fractured my kneecap, my ankle, and my leg while using these heartburn medicines. I hurt everyday. I can’t go up steps without wanting to scream because of the pain. I am 46 years old and have to use a cane, walker, and a wheelchair because I can’t walk like I used to. I have been taking some of these meds for a long time. My legs will never be the same. I guess that there is no one who can help me. It just doesn’t seem fair.

    Posted on October 18, 2010 at 1:48 am

  • annie says:

    I am so scared now. I have started tapering off of Nexium…I have been on it for 5 YEARS!!! And when I told my dr. of my concerns about the fractures he told me i would die from cancer if I went off of it. But I am determined not to use it. I went a week without, took one, went 8 days without, took one. I am using aloe vera juice, apple cider vinegar and being careful about food. I am not a nice person to be around right now but I can’t take the risk of breaking bones. I support my family. I am also doing acupuncture and meditation. I will beat this.

    Posted on October 21, 2010 at 6:18 pm

  • Coretta says:

    I have been taking nexium for about 2 years and I have suffered from a sprained left ankle. I was just walking and my ankle bent outward and I was in an air cast for 3 weeks and I am still having issues with my left ankle and now my foot.

    Posted on January 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm

  • emily says:

    I have been taking Prilosec and Prilosec OTC 24hr everydayfor about 2 yrs. My left hip has been bothering for the the past few months but I never got checked out because I just figured it was from sitting to long at my job. On friday I went out dancing and my right hip started to give out on me as well I wasn’t even really dancing like that, it is sunday now and im still in pain. I am now worried that this has to do with the medication being in my system for so long and now is starting to take effect could it be a possibility? I’m to young to have hip problems I’m only 32 yrs old.

    Posted on January 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm

  • Duane says:

    I have been taking prilosec for 23 years 1 everyday. I have terrible back pain and have had disc ruptures in my neck. I am only 43 years old and have been told that my spine is in terrible shape. I had surgery to fuse a couple of cerivical bones in my neck and have suffered headaches everyday since July 2006. My doctor tells me the same thing if I stop taking prilosec then I could develop cancer. I tried to stop but can’t the acid just eats me alive.

    Posted on February 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm

  • Joan says:

    Have been on Nexium for years. Recently fell & my shoulder was totally destroyed resulting in a reverse shoulder replacement. I’m wondering if this had something to do with the Nexium. As I am recouperating & watching TV I saw Nexium’s ad & they mentioned possibility of fractures. I’m going to take the article to my orthopedic surgeon to get his input. This is frightening to say the least!

    Posted on March 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm

  • Lynn says:

    Have taken nexium for close to 13 yrs. Worked for acid reflux when nothing else would but at no time was there information included in the package saying anything about damaging my bones. On 1/25/2010 I slipped and shattered my ankle in several places and dislocated my shin from the foot. Shattered in so many pieces even my ortho said it was the worst he ever saw in 25 yrs of surgery.

    Posted on April 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

  • sherrie says:

    i have been on,prevecid,prilosec,and nexium,maxium dose for the past 14 years,started with the h-pylori,doctors could not get rid of,then turned to gerd,then baretts.after a few years of being on these meds, i have spine problems,and problems with my hips,just in the past few months i have fractured 3 bones in my body.also has been causing additional problems with my digestion.I wish they would have let me know about these side affects,so i could have tried some alternative methods,or at least been prepared for the side affects……

    Posted on April 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

  • annie says:

    Well, this is quite a lot to think about. I have unexplained pain going down my leg and behind my knee. I read on another site about Splenda’s side effects and decided that maybe splenda was the culprit causing my pain in my leg. I have been off splenda for three weeks now and I still have the pain in my leg. So, now I must make a choice to come off Prilosec and nexium. What to do….what to do?

    Posted on May 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm

  • Irene says:

    I had been on Prilosec for ten years and now am on Nexium. I have had absolutely no side effects. No broken bones or fractures either. Nexium takes away my acid reflux completely. I am now 86 years old with no ill effects from these two medications.

    Posted on May 12, 2011 at 5:52 pm

  • Sally says:

    I have been taking Nexium for 10 years…..I have been experiencing excruciating lower back, leg, and spine problems this past year…..I have gotten to the point I can barely walk or stand…..Dr prescribes Norco and Soma but I do not want to live on this pain scripts forever….I just want to be pain free!

    Posted on May 27, 2011 at 7:42 pm

  • Christina says:

    I’ve been taking nexium for years and now I have servere back problems! Also I’m about to have knee surgery!

    Posted on May 29, 2011 at 4:33 pm

  • Georgia says:

    I have been taking heartburn meds (Nexium, Prilosec, Prilosec OTC and Protonix) since 2006…currently taking Protonix. In July 2009 I had surgery on my left ankle to remove 30+ pieces on calcification (unknown reasons), in April of 2010 I was treated for a stress fracture on my left foot (walking on my treadmill) and in February of 2011 I was treated for multiple stress fractures in my right foot (walking on my job) and was also told that the “loose bodies” were back in my left ankle.
    I would also be curious to know if these meds effect the calcium plaques in hardening of the arteries as I had 2 stents in my heart in August of 2010 with a 3rd artery 40% blocked (in 2008 had a stress test was perfectly normal). And did I mention that I’m only 40 years old.

    Posted on June 4, 2011 at 9:07 am

  • Carol says:

    I took Nexium for 6 years and the past 4 years Prilosec OTC .. In the past four years , I have broken my left ankel twice and my right ankle once, and my right foot once. I have cronic diarehea and never put it all together until my secretary saw a doc about Nexium

    Posted on June 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm

  • Joyce says:

    I have been on Nexium since 2000 before then I took Prilosec and Prevacid. I have not had any broken bones but I have constant pain in my feet especially the heel. I have seen a podiatrist more than once and they find no reason for the pain. Also, I just had to have a stent for a major arterial blockage which they attributed to genetics. I also have another 40% blockage. Could this have caused the problem to exascerbate? I do not have high bp or eat poorly. I should be healthy. I have had chronic diarrhea or constipation for many years. I did suspect that to be Nexium related from what I had read but let it go. I am feeling older than my age now and ache constantly. Is it Nexium or aging? I have unexplained weight gain. I have barrett’s now and so what do I do? Esophageal cancer is not something I want to play around with and since I don’t have it, I don’t want it. I have calcium build up in my shoulder but was told it was arthritis but could that also be related? This is really frightening to think you have taken these drugs for years and now someone says ‘oh by the way this causes multiple problems’ when I have been told there were no real side effects outside of the diarrhea/constipation thing.

    Posted on July 19, 2011 at 4:51 pm

  • stacy says:

    ive had an injured l. knee stemming from an accident wen i was 16 , ive had three surgerys and its still back bone on bone, i need total knee replacement. but when i got my 2nd surgery they took bone outta my hip and put in knee to try and regrow cartilage,it was suppose to last 20 years, i was takin nexium for a long period of time, but my knee was back bone on bone before 4 years was up, now im wondering if it had something to do with taking the nexium, why a surgery suppost to be lasting 20 years only lasted under 4? i also have been diagnosed years ago with degenerative joint disorder, im only 44 years old and am in pain everyday

    Posted on August 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm

  • Marlo says:

    I been on just about all of those meds. Now I’m on Nexium and have been on that for years. Oneday I was coming down the staris (Only 2 steps) when I felt my knee pop, and I was trying to catch myself my wrist also pop. Come to find out that I had a Tibial Plqteau fracture, and a broken wrist. I had to have emergency surgery, where now I have a plate and screws in my knee, and might have to have another surgery on my knee. (Knee Replacement) It’s like you are afraid to take any med. becasue you never know what is going to happen to your health. I believe in Prayers, and the man upstaris to heal my body. I’m Praying for all the people that are having problems with any type of meds. “God hear our cries”, just keep that faith and believe in him.

    Posted on September 4, 2011 at 7:44 pm

  • Jeff says:

    Im 48 now they tell me i need to have bolth hip replaced they say its avasular necrosis but im not a alcoholic and have never used steroids as these are the main causes of this but i have been on nexium and prilosec for many years.

    Posted on September 19, 2011 at 10:40 am

  • Glenn says:

    Reading this about prilosec/omeprazol is dishearting. I’ve been taking it for many years and have had great results with my gurd. But I’ve have 2 broken ankles now. The right ankle broke in December of 2009 and required surgery with addition of alot of hardwear with in 2 days. It is a non-union. In May of 2011 I broke my left ankle. My Dr says it is a non-union also. He referred me to an endoconologist in an effort to determine why My bones are not healing. At my first visit the endoconologist, Dr, stated it will be a challange to determine cause. I have my second office visit next week and he’ll have some results from several blood tests and a 24 hr urine test. About 6 yrs ago I had a hairline shin fracture that ran up the shin severak inches. It took 18 monthes to heal. GO FIGURE. I’ve been depressed since about July when the left ankle had not healed in estimated normal time.

    Posted on October 14, 2011 at 6:09 pm

  • Bill M says:

    I have been on Protonix for approx. 7 yrs. and it works great for my GERD.Does anyone know that if you stop the PPI will the bones re-strengthen?

    Posted on November 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm

  • sarah says:

    I have taken all these medecines for the past 3 months, one after another, for the simple reason that the side effects are horrible. Upon taking them, my heart goes crazy, my chest, arm, shoulder, and legs hurt so bad i think im having a heart attack. I vomit so much on these drugs that i cant hold my head up and eating anything is out of the question. i lose my voice and i just lay and cry, ive been to the doctor on several occasions and they have switched them several times, how people take these for years i will never understand, the pain and suffering alone from taking these drugs is worth a fortune not to mention the emotional effects they scar you with because im afraid to eat because of them and take baby aspirin because im afraid they are going to give me a heart attack

    Posted on November 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

  • william says:

    ive been taking nexium for three years and for the past year ive been having leg and knee pain. A sharp pain going dawn my leg and under my knee cap. Im in constant pain walking and going up stairs . i went to see the doctor but he said theres no water in my knee and that my knee is not broken, but he suggested i take a MRI on my knee but because i have no health insurance i cannot.

    Posted on November 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm

  • Alfiya says:

    I am a postmenopausal woman and went through all the perimenopausal symptoms like shoulder pain rotating down to finger tip with temperature raising, back pains, I had knee always used to click with pain on walking, I had unbearable headaches upon mensus, and often had unbearable heartburns. What I did? like all of you I didnt know anything about own body and didnt know where to go and for sure never considered to see a doctor as I had an allergy to words such as drug and scientist. My journey began from remembering what my mom used to do and how my grandmother helped villagers. I went into the experiments and after yeas I created my own mineral blend calcium rich supplement I was happy with the result and was taking it ocasionally for while without realising due to being extremely busy that my symptoms went away. Particularly when I had heart burns I used to take one shot of my activated liquid calcium and it eased the discomfort, then i would take another shot after couple of hours and that was it. Couple of days of taking my activated liquid calcium all returned to normal. I am so glad for holding the uk patent for my product and helping thousands with varied symptoms ALL HAVE ROOT CAUSE–SEVERELY DEPLETED IN NUTRIENTS body and ORGANISM cannot cope any longer and breaks down. It is not that you are taking calcium supplement but it is important if it digested, absorbed and utilised and synthetic proven to be useless but side effects are huge.

    Posted on January 22, 2012 at 10:04 am

  • Sue says:

    I’ve been taking Prilosec or Nexium for the past 12 years. No problems until December, when I started having leg aches, particularly the shins. The shin aches are very annoying and is not a result of exercise or a fall. Just wondering if it has anything to do with the nexium. Meanwhile, i am trying to take one capsule every 2 days and trying to lose weight. Perhaps that will help….don’t know!!

    Posted on January 31, 2012 at 5:14 pm

  • Jack says:

    Just like everyone ells i to have taken nexium for 15 years and in the last 4 years i have had back sergery for a blown disc, broken collor bone, two broken ribs, and sever pain in my shin down to my heal and ankle.
    im scheduled to have an xray of my shin and heal tomorrow.
    All my joints hurt not stop. I was searching for answers about my pain tonigt, when i found this site and read that other people are having the same issues i have. cancer or no cancer im going to stop taking this drug. there has to be a better solution. Im only 50 years old and had way to many problems with broken bones, fighting neck, back, leg, foot and joint pain.

    Posted on May 3, 2012 at 3:32 am

  • Matt says:

    Ive been on prevacid for over ten years only thing on the market that works for me never thought that it could be the reson for all the bone fractures in that time. I have chronic pain and fight it every day great now I have to fight heartburn too. I knew this drug worked too well because it seemed to have no side effects wrong.

    Posted on May 5, 2012 at 1:51 pm

  • Corinne says:

    I was put on PPI’s approx 12 years ago and have been on high dose daily. I have suffered broken wrist, broken arm, now degenerating spine, arrythmias, deficiencies in certain vitamins, osteopenia and cannot go off the medication without severe side affects…No physician nor pharmacist in all these years, even after the FDA gave the warnings, has EVER notified me of any of this….Don’t you just love the system.

    Posted on June 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm

  • Lisa says:

    I have been on protonix for years, for a hiatal hernia and GERD. I cannot get off it. I have severe intestinal problems and broke my coccyx. It didn’t heal, so I had to have it removed. I still have pain many years later. I have a family history of osteoporosis. Can anyone help me get off this drug!!

    Posted on July 5, 2012 at 8:43 am

  • Tim says:

    I have been taking Prilosec over the counter for about 7 years now. Over the past year I’ve had sever pain in my neck, lower back, and knees at times. I overheard someone talking about the potential for prilosec to have long term effects on the bones which was the first time I even correlated my pain to prilosec. I still have yet to see a doctor, but now I am extremely concerned.

    Posted on August 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

  • Jane says:

    I am a 52 year old female that has taken Nexium for about 12 years. Have been on pain meds for chronic back pain for 6 years. In November of 2011 I started aching in my hips Was diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis. Usually you get that from being an alcholic, prior injury, steriod use or sickle cell anemia. I do not fit into any of the categories that causes Necrosis. After reading all of the warnings and other peoples testemonies I am worried about what future crisis I might meet.

    Posted on August 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

  • Fran says:

    I took Nexium for many, many years till I had a fracture in my back last Feb. My doctor took me off the drug and put me on Pronotix. I have another fracture in my back. I, too, have GERD and I need the relief these drugs give, but I don’t need any more fractures. What can I do? I forgot to mentionen that I”m 68 years old.

    Posted on August 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm

  • Dean says:

    I have used aciphex for 15 years and cannot go without it everyone talks about breaking bones, i have not experienced any injuries, but i am scared to death reading all this, the drug works great but is it also killing me?.

    Posted on August 28, 2012 at 12:57 am

  • Beatriz says:

    I have been taking nexium 3 years . This summer i fell and broke my two feet in Amesterdan while on vacation . It was horrible

    Posted on November 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

  • Joyce says:

    i have been taking Protonix for about 5 yrs. I quit taking
    It about 3 months ago & have been miserable. I have
    Been thinking about starting back. I am 67yrs old. I
    Bone degeneration anyway. So I am thinking , what
    have I got to lose.

    Posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm

  • Mike says:

    I took nexium for a yr to combat gerd. While I was on it my left knee began to hurt. It became so painful I could barely walk. After numerous xrays and an MRI they told me that my femur was fractured. Basically, the bottom right side of my femur fractured off. It took 2 surgeries to fix it however I still have a lot of pain and can’t kneel on my left knee at all or it swells up.

    Posted on February 21, 2013 at 3:11 am

  • Jack says:

    I have taken Nexium over 9 years. I currently have multiple fractures in my spine. Now they start the “Possible bone fracture” warning. So now im quitting and going back to the old Tum remedy. hopefully help build my bones back up so i aint in pain everyday. GET OFF THE NEXIUM !!!!!!

    Posted on August 20, 2013 at 9:11 pm

  • Lori says:

    Started taking Prilosec in 2007 under the advisement of the CVS pharmacist because I lost my insurance and couldn’t afford Protonix she said it was the same thing. When I finally got my health insurance in 2012 I went to my pcp repeatedly about exhaustion, substancial muscle fatigue, neck pain, etc. I thought I had lyme disease but testing showed I didn’t. Had an endoscopy that turned up nothing but some stomach inflammation but the gastroentonologist told me to ween myself off the Prilosec because they were starting to see a connection between the drug and hip and bone fractures. I have weened myself off of Prilosec, but I’M am curently recooperaring from ankle surgery due to 3 brakes. I simply was walking down some stairs and my ankle just gave out. It wasn’t the first time but it’s been the worst time!!

    Posted on January 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  • cathy says:

    Has there been any word that if you stop taking it, will the symptoms reverse the damage done?

    Posted on May 9, 2014 at 4:44 am

  • cynethia says:

    I’m 48, the doctors have replaced my left hip, 4-weeks ago at age 47, due to avascular necrosis I think steroids and Nexium are to blame

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 12:55 pm

  • Michelle says:

    My doctor put me on Prilosec about 15 yrs ago. I hurt my ankle once and thought nothing of it. As the years went by, my bones and joints started botheringe more often. As of today, I have a daily battle with pain. Most of my joints grind and pop. My neck hurts horrible every day. My shoulders, wrists, knees, lower back, etc. Every single day in pain. I recently was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I can’t help but wonder if this is caused too from years of Prilosec use.

    Posted on November 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm

  • Kenneth says:

    I have been taking omeprazole for 15 years. Other type of meds 15 years before that. I had a total hip replacement when I was 56 years old. There was no apparent reason. I had necrosis.

    Posted on January 11, 2016 at 12:09 pm

  • Myia says:

    I wish Dexalent was covered, I’ve been taking it for 6 years, I have Osteo Penia, Osteo arthritis, that has led to injuries that are now effecting my work. Good luck to those that are covered.

    Posted on September 4, 2016 at 12:40 am

  • Melinda says:

    I have been on Prilosec for a number of years. Last October I had cervical surgery even though no injury was known. Just this past month I was diagnosed with a cracked bone in my wrist. Again, no injury. I just found out about the possible link to the Prilosec and wonder why I was never told about it. Could this be the cause? I have quit taking it now and have been surprised that my muscle pain I have suffered for years with has also lessened.

    Posted on September 29, 2016 at 3:10 am

  • Bruce says:

    Broke my T12 vertebrae in 2013 and 2016, numerous rib fractures in last 5 years!

    Posted on November 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm

  • William says:

    I have Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) since I was 25 I’m a male 61 years old.I been prescribed the list of drugs over the years.
    Prilosec and Prilosec OTC (omeprazole)
    Nexium (esomeprazole)
    Prevacid and Prevacid 24-hour (lansoprazole)
    Aciphex (rabeprazole)
    Protonix (pantoprazole)
    Currently I’m on protonic and dexilant. I broke my rib 3 years ago and my left wrist last year. In May of this year I complained to my family Dr. of bone pain in my left wrist. He ordered A bone density test. The test revealed a diagnose osteoporosis. He told me it’s rare in men of my age. Is there currently any law suits against these drug companies.

    Posted on August 6, 2019 at 8:41 am

  • debra says:

    Protonix long term use caused avascular necrosis.

    Posted on January 28, 2023 at 6:36 pm

  • Todd says:

    I just learned of this from a nurse I met. I have been on Protonix for years and as of this morning was still taking. Not one Dr or Pharmacist has warned me or told me this may be an issue even though I was diagnosed with AVN in 2017 and since had to have 3 surgeries 2 of which consist of total hip replacements by age 42. Obviously there is a breakdown of this warning and not being shared with all Protonix users. I would love the opportunity to share my experience so that I’m hopes it will help someone else.

    Posted on September 5, 2023 at 12:05 am

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