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Does Nexium cause bone loss
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Does Nexium cause bone loss
I have acid reflex ... I've been taking Nexium for about 5 yrs and was taking Prilosec prior for a number of years.
Lately I've noticed that my spine is making a noise when I move while I'm setting down.  I read that Nexium interfers with the obsorption of drugs and vitamins, therefore diminishing the availability of calcium entering the system to support the bone structure.  If this is true, how can I prevent it from happening and is there another type of acid reflex medication that I can take that will do the job without robbing my bones from the calcium supply?  Thank you
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669815 tn?1225654838
There is nothing in the manufacturer's literature regarding bone loss with Nexium. If the Nexium is diminishing your calcium supply then you may need to increase your calcium intake. First, I would suggest a bone density scan to make sure if your calcium levels are low or not and to measure the strength of your bones. Please discuss this issue further with your primary doctor.
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I'm also confused. I've read that Nexium or any PPI does cause bone loss. Can you tell me if Nexium interfers with the obsorption of drugs and vitamins?

Thank you.
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669815 tn?1225654838
Nexium itself does not cause bone loss, but it may decrease the absorption of drugs and vitamins. Nexium may decrease the absorption of calcium and vitamin D leading to bone loss.
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