CAG Position Statement
Hip fracture and proton pump inhibitor therapy – a 2013 update
Paul Moayyedi, Yuhong Yuan, Grigorios Leontiadis on behalf of the CAG Clinical Affairs.
Health Canada have recently provided an information update on proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy and risk of fracture in April 2013 (1) stating “Several scientific studies suggest that PPI therapy may be associated with a small increased risk for fractures of the hip, wrist, or spine related to osteoporosis, a disease resulting in the weakening of bones. The risk of fracture was higher in patients who received multiple daily doses of PPIs and therapy for a year or longer. Additional risk factors for osteoporosis, such as age, gender and the presence of other health conditions, may also contribute to the increased risk of fractures. At Health Canada’s request, manufacturers of all PPIs marketed in Canada have updated the drug labels for their products to include information on this risk.” Click here to read the complete position statement.