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FDA Consumer Health Information -- Possible Increased Risk of Bone Fractures with Certain Antacid Drugs

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Drug News J E 4
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SILVER SPRING, Md., May 25 Consumers who take certain medications for heartburn, acid reflux, or ulcers should be aware of a possible increased risk of fractures of the hip, wrist, and spine.

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Find out the names of these drugs and what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends for people who take them at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm213240.htm

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FDA Consumer Updates may be posted and published elsewhere without permission. Please credit "FDA Consumer Health Information (www.fda.gov/consumer)" as the source. FDA values feedback on its consumer health information. Send questions, comments, or story ideas to: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov.

Media Contact: Jason Brodsky, 301-796-8234; jason.brodsky@fda.hhs.gov

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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