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What medications can increase the risk of fractures?

Proton Pump Inhibitors Often Usedfor the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and dispensed in any pharmacy without a doctor's prescription, can have a number of unpleasant side effects. This opinion was reached by American experts who found that prolonged use of such drugs increases the risk of fractures of the hips, spine and wrists. Drugs for the treatment of chronic gastritis and pancreatitis have a particularly negative effect on the organisms of children and adolescents. Is it possible to prevent the occurrence of such unpleasant symptoms without canceling the sometimes vital medication?

Some medications that treat gastritis can negatively affect bone health.

What are the dangerous medicines for gastritis?

Proton pump inhibitors - a number of drugs that reduce the production of hydrochloricacid in the stomach and prescribed by doctors to treat heartburn, gastritis and stomach ulcers. Although these drugs are considered completely safe drugs, have been used universally for the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract for several decades, new studies show that a number of popular drugs against gastritis and gastric ulcer can have a wide range of complications that have not been previously predicted by scientists, according to journals .com.

In the course of a new study,US experts found that drugs negatively affect bone health by analyzing information collected over 4 years of follow-up in fifty-one pediatric hospitals. A total of 32,000 cases were analyzed, during which patients received proton pump inhibitors, and the same number when the treatment did not include the use of drugs to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

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The analysis proved the existinga hypothesis about the effect of drugs on the general condition of the body and, in particular, on the likelihood of fractures as a result of a small mechanical effect. Thus, a study of the data obtained showed that, with all other equal risk factors, the probability of fractures in children and adolescents who used proton pump inhibitor drugs was 20% higher than in children from the group not taking such drugs.

Gastritis Medicines May Fracture

One of the interesting points spentthe study showed that although hand fractures were the most common in both control groups, in the group taking drugs against gastritis and pancreatitis, cases of fractures of the feet and hips occurred at times more often compared to the group that did not use proton pump inhibitors. According to observations, the most negative effect of drugs was experienced by children aged one to three years and adolescents from nine to 13 years old.

What exactly caused such a clear "class"separation, scientists do not yet know. However, according to one of the theories put forward by them, the risk of a fracture increases markedly not with the use of any particular drug, but with the use of all drugs aimed at treating the disease or relieving its symptoms.

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In order to reduce the negative impactmedicines taken by children, scientists plan to continue to carefully monitor children who are forced to take inhibitor drugs. Doctors recommend that parents of such children take into account the risks associated with taking the medicine, knowing about the possible consequences of the treatment.

Meanwhile, earlier already talked about the fact that some substances are able to quickly restore and even prevent fractures. You can read about how science learns to do the impossible in this article.