Heartburn Drugs Linked to Hip Fractur...

Heartburn Drugs Linked to Hip Fractures in Women

There are 3 comments on the WebMD story from Jan 31, 2012, titled Heartburn Drugs Linked to Hip Fractures in Women. In it, WebMD reports that:

Jan. 31, 2012 -- Postmenopausal women with a history of smoking who take heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors for two years or longer may be more likely to sustain a hip fracture.A That said, the risk does disappear after women stop taking these drugs for two years.

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Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 16, 2012
This is very alarming and leaving every women who has menopausal and history of smoking to stop taking heartburn drug just to prevent oneself from having a hip fracture which may lead to excruciating pain.


Las Vegas, NV

#2 May 1, 2012
I saw a report said "Heartburn Drugs May Raise Fracture Risk in Older Women" just be careful!

Cecile H

San Jose, CA

#3 Jan 11, 2013
There are many medications that prediposes someone to develop hip fractures resulting from osteoporosis and other bone fragility diseases. It's always best to consider the ramifications of the medications that one is prescribed by consulting with thoroughly with your doctor and doing some serious research. Learn more about it here. http://www.fosamaxclassaction.us/femur-fractu...

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