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Nexium (esomeprazole) is a well-known and widely prescribed proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drug manufactured by AstraZeneca and has been FDA approved since February, 2001. A proton pump is a stomach membrane protein that, among other functions, produces acid in the stomach to promote healthy food digestion. Excessive levels of stomach acid, however, can cause the discomfort of heartburn, painful gastric ulcers, as well as the potentially esophagus damaging disorder known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux disease or GERD). Nexium and other prescription strength PPIs, as well as several, over- the-counter medications can be effective in reducing stomach acid by inhibiting a proton pump protein’s ability to produce stomach acid.
Unfortunately, Nexium use has been linked to a variety of side effects that can include: headaches; stomach pain; diarrhea; constipation; gas; dry mouth, and drowsiness. Additionally, prolonged and high dosage use of Nexium is associated with a condition known as hypomagnesemia, which describes low serum levels of magnesium that can cause irregular or fast heartbeat, tremors, seizures, chest pain and other symptoms such as dark urine.
Perhaps the most worrisome and recently documented side effects injury linked to Nexium use is atypical bone fractures of the hip, wrist and spine. In six out of seven reports recently reviewed by the FDA, a link had been established between these bone fractures and PPI use, particularly when associated with prolonged usage at relatively high dosages taken by patients aged 50 or older. Such studies have resulted in an FDA order for new, bone fracture warning labels on PPIs such as Nexium.
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