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Aug 29, 2010
mc3
PPIs and Fractures
Has anyone out there had a child who has endured a fracture while taking a PPI? My two year old son endured a femur fracture this past week. Two months prior he fell off of a low armchair onto the carpeted floor and broke his arm. The first fracture was concerning to us as the distance was short and the fall was onto carpet. We were told it was probably the way he fell. The second fracture is puzzling and concerning. He was jumping onto a pillow from a standing position onto his shins and overshot the pillow and landed on his knee or knees. Again this was a short-distance fall onto carpet. Can it really be just another fluke accident or could it be the Prevacid he's been taking since he was two weeks of age? Two fractures in less than three months does not seem right. Enduring a femur fracture from jumping onto a pillow and hitting one's knee doesn't seem like it would exert enough force to cause such an injury. I've now seen the FDA warning about PPIs and fractures. Does anyone know how I can get my hands on the studies they refer to? I'd like to read them. Has any of your doctors mentioned this to you? I'm just curious to know if there is anyone out there whose child has endured a fracture at the same time as taking Prevacid. I'm not a researcher or a lawyer. I'm just a curious and concerned mom. Thanks.
Nov 30, 2010
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Seems unlikely that it would be from the PPI. Have they done any blood work to make sure he does not have a more serious condition going on. I have a nephew and a cousins son that both had leukemia when they were under the age of two. In both cases is was discovered because of odd factures. Not wanting to scare you.. just wanting to you look at everything.
Mar 05, 2011
hannah
PPI and fractures
I was told by my daughter's doctor that PPIs can interfer with calcium absorption by the body. Could this possibly be the problem?
Mar 07, 2011
mc3
Update
My son underwent a blood study via an endocrinologist and they could not find a link to Prevacid. He is too young to undergo a DEXA scan and the genetic testing is way too costly. For now we are assuming it was a fluke. Thanks for your reponses.
Check with your
doctor first!