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Gilman Law LLP, a leading national law firm with over 30 years of experience protecting the rights of victims, is now accepting claims for lawsuits involving Prevacid side effects, including bone fractures and hypomagnesemia, associated with the use of the proton pump inhibitor (PPI), Prevacid.
Prevacid Side Effects and Symptoms
- Hip fractures
- Wrist fractures
- Spine fractures
Taking Prevacid or other PPIs for longer than one year can lead to low serum magnesium levels, or hypomagnesemia.
Prevacid and Bone Fractures
Taking a PPI such as Prevacid may increase your risk of bone fractures in the hip, wrist, or spine. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced in May 2010 that it was revising the safety labeling for PPIs, including Prevacid, to warn that they might be associated with a higher risk of hip, wrist and spine factures. The FDA issued the warning after it reviewed seven observational studies, six of which indicated that patients taking PPIs like Prevacid were more likely to suffer a bone fracture than those not on the drugs. The risk was multiplied if the patient was over 50 years old; had been taking Prevacid for more than 1 year; had been taking multiple doses per day; or had been taking higher doses than the typical 15 mg per day.
Prevacid and Hypomagnesemia
The FDA warned consumers in 2011 that taking Prevacid or another PPI for longer than a year could lead to hypomagnesemia, or low serum magnesium levels. Hypomagnesemia can cause spasms of the hands and feet, muscular twitching and cramps, spasm of the larynx, convulsions and irregular heartbeat. According to the FDA, its review had uncovered 38 cases of hypomagnesemia among people who used Prevacid or another PPI in its Adverse Event Reporting System, and 23 other cases in the medical literature. Most cases occurred after a year of treatment, and one-quarter of the reported cases required discontinuation of PPI treatment in addition to magnesium supplementation, the FDA said.
What is Prevacid?
Prevacid, known generically as lansoprazole, reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach to relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, and other conditions caused by excessive stomach acid. Manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the drug is sold in prescription strength dosage that comes in solutab capsules, as well as an over-the-counter version.
Legal Help for Victims of Prevacid Side Effects
If you or someone you know suffered a bone fracture or hypomagnesemia following the use of Prevacid, Gilman Law is here to help. For a free evaluation of your case, please fill out the online form on the left or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.