The Purple Spill

The Purple Pill

Nexium is a purple pill prescribed to treat heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and any condition that causes your stomach to produce more acid.
Nexium turns off many of the acid pumps in the stomach’s acid producing cells.
The FDA approved Nexium in 2001 and now more than 236 million prescriptions have been prescribed.
Although the drug treats heartburn for 24 hours, many have been seriously injured due to this pill, which has been known to make bones brittle and cause bone fractures.

Side Effects of Nexium

Many users of nexium report having side effects from this drug, ranging from headaches to diarrhea and abdominal pain, which are prominent in adults 18 and older.
For those under 17, common side effects are headaches, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and sleepiness.
Nexium has been known to greatly increase the risk of getting severe diarrhea.
High doses of nexium can cause bones to become brittle, and in a lot of cases, cause bone fractures.
Other conditions caused by Nexium are: congenital fetal malformations, hydroencephaly, anencephaly, miscarriage, and any other fracture related injuries.

Why is Nexium Causing Weak Bones?

Nexium is a great drug in terms of getting rid of heartburn symptoms.
However, Nexium will slowly prevent the body from absorbing essential nutrients your body needs.
An example of this is Nexium blocking calcium from being absorbed. Your body needs calcium for strong healthy bones.
When there is a lack of calcium in your body, your bones are more brittle and more likely to fracture. One little fall or spill and your hip is broken.
Nexium is now considered to be a defective drug and manufacture AstraZeneca has to compensate individuals whose injuries stemmed from taking Nexium.

How Do You Know If you Have a Calcium Deficiency?

The first sign of a calcium deficiency is having muscle cramps. Usually these cramps are in the legs and happen at night.
Further signs to look out for are really dry skin, brittle nails, and yellowing teeth.
For women, increased PMS symptoms are prominent in calcium deficiency.
Lastly, bone fractures are very common for people affected by calcium deficiency. Nexium can cause these symptoms because it blocks the body from absorbing calcium.


In conclusion, this purple pill used to cure heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease works great at getting rid of acid reflux symptoms.
With that being said, it could be causing a lot more harm than most believe.
Acid reflux is painful and the symptoms can be severe, but they are not comparable to a broken bone.
Stanley James is a full time blogger for 1-800-Law-Firm. He writes about dangerous drugs and how they can effect its users.