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Nexium and Bone Loss

It has recently been reported that taking Nexium (or drugs of this type) can cause bone loss in women. I have been taking Nexium for over a year and have begun to devlop leg aches and back aches. Could this be due to bone loss; and if so, what type of calcium should I be taking to help prevent bone loss? Or should I stop taking Nexium altogether?

NOTE:  I am also taking high blood pressure medication, as well as Lipitor and Tricor.
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620923 tn?1452919248
Hi...u deff need to keep taking ur meds, but what most PPI's (meds for GERD) can do is cause mal absorption of much needed vitamins and minerals.......so, if u r taking meds that can cause that u may need to discuss with ur dr about other suppliments to help.

and be sure u r timing ur meds right as well...some need to be taken with foods to be absorbed better....and others may be best with out food...and then u may have some u need time btwn......ur pharmacist can also assist u on the timing of meds to help with these issues.


Good Luck
"selma"
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