If you or a loved one has suffered a bone fracture or other serious side effect and have a history of taking Protonix®, you might be eligible to seek compensation for your injury. For more information and to find out if you qualify, contact a Protonix® lawyer today.
Protonix®, or pantoprazole as it is generically called, is a common drug prescribed to people suffering with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux disease to reduce the amount of acid that the stomach produces. Taken as a prescription medication, Protonix® is often prescribed for a period of eight weeks. In rare instances, has been prescribed for long-term use.
Law firms that handle defective drug litigation have the experience necessary to fight on behalf of patients who have suffered the adverse effects of a medication that was suppose to help them. While Protonix® effectively manages the heartburn and pain associated with acid reflux disease, it also carries serious side effects including insomnia, headache and loss of bone density.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about these side effects. The drug makers of Protonix® have a legal obligation to warn the patient of the dangers. Similarly, physicians must also warn patients of the dangers of the drug.
Who Should Contact a Protonix® Lawyer?
Have you been prescribed Protonix® for acid reflux disease? Have you taken it long term to alleviate the symptoms of heartburn? Have you fallen and suffered a wrist, hip, spinal or other bone fracture after taking Protonix® for an extended period of time? Were you not made aware of the serious side effects associated with the prescription medication? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you should consider speaking with a Protonix® lawyer to discuss the specifics of your case. You may qualify to file a Protonix lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries.
Dangers of Protonix®
Though it is relatively safe in small doses over a short period of time, studies have shown that long term use of Protonix® in women, particularly over the age of 50, increases the risk for some serious side effects including wrist fractures, spine fractures and hip fractures. While the drug reduces the amount of acid in the stomach, it also prevents the body from adequately absorbing calcium. As a result the bones become brittle and susceptible to breaking, even after suffering a minor injury.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning concerning this serious side effect.
Contact a Protonix® Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered a bone fracture while taking this medication, contact a Protonix® lawyer today for a free case evaluation.
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