Nexium Side Effects
Long-term Nexium Side Effects - Overview
But first -- a few interesting statistics:
What started this feeding Frenzy?
Before going into details regarding Nexium side effects, it should be noted that PPIs are designed specifically for GERD sufferers, not for casual heartburn victims.
The number of Americans that actually have GERD is not known. However, it's estimated that more than 60 million experience occasional bouts of heartburn and approximately 15 million have GERD and suffer from it on a daily basis.
In addition to that, the package inserts clearly state that the 20 and 40 milligram medication should not be taken for longer than 8 weeks.
According to IMS Health, the number of prescriptions written in the U.S. for PPIs topped the 113 million mark in 2008 - and by 2014, the estimated production value of Nexium alone will be over $5,600,000,000, give or take a million or two.
On top of that, there are now four over-the-counter generic brands available - and rising.
With this in mind and ignoring potential OTC non-prescription sales, if you do the math, the number if issued prescriptions suggests the following:
The Dangers of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Now, sidetracking just a little, if you do a bit of research via Wikipedia, you'll soon realize that vitamin B12 deficiency is not only a very dangerous condition, it's also the inevitable result of long-term exposure to PPIs.
Among the 12 adverse consequences listed, we'd like to draw your attention to this one:
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A Long List of Potential Side Effects
After reading page 3 of a scientific study into potential nexium side effects (the most widely used Proton Pump Inhibitor), one has to wonder how many additional millions are currently being spent on suppressing the truth.
If you examine the list of possible side effects, you'll notice "vitamin B12 deficiency" tucked away in the middle of the report.
By now you're probably wondering, "How on Earth did this class of drug get FDA approval in the first place?"
(More side effects info from Drugs.com here)
If you happen to be a long-term user, I urge you to
change your lifestyle
and re evaluate the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors.
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