Parilman & Associates – Prilosec Side Effects Lawyers Fighting for Injured Patients
For generations, many different people suffered from severe cases of heartburn and other problems that included gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Within the past 20 – 25 years, though different medications have been released onto the market that have provided consumers who were suffering from these chronic conditions some form of relief. One of the leading medications in this regard is known as Prilosec. For several years, people who used Prilosec reported positive results with regards to the medication.
However, over time more and more reports of serious Prilosec side effects also began to surface, and many of these alleged side effects led to serious and extremely painful injuries. If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of using this medication, you need to seek the help of experienced Prilosec side effects lawyers as soon as possible. Below is a brief introduction to this issue.
Prilosec – A Brief Description
Prilosec is a medication that is manufactured by Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, although there are now generic equivalents available on the market. Prilosec is a member of a class of drugs that’s known as proton pump inhibitors, and these medications help to block the acid that builds up inside of a person. When the amount of acid that would otherwise build up is minimized, it can alleviate the painful symptoms that accompany severe cases of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Prilosec Side Effects
Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before numerous reports of serious Prilosec side effects began to surface, and many patients suffered severe and extremely painful injuries as a result of using this medication. Specifically, commonly alleged Prilosec side effects include several different types of bone fractures. Common bones that were injured while patients were using Prilosec included the wrist, the hip and even the spine.
The reason for these alleged Prilosec side effects is attributed by many to be because of the tendency for proton pump inhibitors to not only block the absorption of the acid that leads to the conditions Prilosec is intended to treat, but also to block the absorption of calcium in the system. Calcium is needed to protect bone density, bone strength and overall bone health, and a lack of it in the system can lead to serious risks of bone fractures.
Prilosec Side Effects Lawyers
Ultimately, in 2010, the FDA began to require the manufacturers of Prilosec and other proton pump inhibitors to publish clear warnings of the dangers associated with these medications on the labels of their containers. While these warnings could help prevent future damage from being done in the future, it does not help those who have already suffered as a result of Prilosec side effects.
If you or someone you love has been harmed as a result of using this medication, you need to seek the help of experienced Prilosec side effects lawyers who have been fighting successfully on behalf of injured consumers for many years. Contact Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.