Tag Archives: Zegerid

Group Calls for Black Box Warnings on Nexium, Prilosec, Similar Drugs

  • Written by: Staff Writers

The prominent consumer watchdog group Public Citizen has filed a petition with the FDA, indicating that a new black box warning for Nexium, Prilosec and other proton pump inhibitor drugs is necessary to warn consumers and the medical community about the risk of long-term dependence and other dangerous side effects. …

Prilosec, Nexium Bone Fracture Risks May Be Dose Specific: FDA

According to an update provide by federal drug regulators this week, the risk of bone fractures from Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and other heartburn drugs only applies to prescription strength versions of these drugs, as patients at the highest risk for fractures received high-doses or used the medications for more than a year.…

Prilosec, Nexium, Other PPIs Can Cause Low Magnesium Levels: FDA

Prescription strength Prilosec, Nexium and similar stomach acid reducing drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), will have to carry new label warnings alerting consumers to a risk of low magnesium levels, federal drug regulators announced Wednesday. …

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