I've been taking prevacid 30 mg TWICE a day for 10 years. Once a day before that. Doc says should be no problem. I was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis in my spine (aver. -3.2) and osteopenia in my hip. I am very active, martial arts instructor. 5'11" and 185 lbs. I was told to cut back the Prevacid to once a day. My blood work shows no obvious problems. Has prevacid been linked to Osteoporosis?
I don't know about the Prevacid, but you should have your testosterone checked. My husband fell in his early fifties, was a body builder and avid runner. When he fell he broke his back in 2 places. He was diagnosed with Osteoporosis, they started him on Testosterone shots (his was low), and within a fairly short amount of time, his bones were strong again. He has to take the shots for the rest of his life. Just like women lose estrogen with age, men lose testosterone which leads to osteoporosis in both sexes.
I had testosterone, parathyroid, etc checked and all were normal. The only thing I can link it to is the Prevacid. So far I cannot find anything helpful on the CDC web site, but I'm sorting through a lot of data.
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