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Do painkillers affect bone density?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

But some medicines, notably the h2 blockers like Cimetidine and the proton pump inhibitors like esomeprazole, can reduce calcium absorption.
Some studies have suggested this can lead to increased fracture risk in the long run.

In brief: No

But some medicines, notably the h2 blockers like Cimetidine and the proton pump inhibitors like esomeprazole, can reduce calcium absorption.
Some studies have suggested this can lead to increased fracture risk in the long run.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management

In brief: Yes

Prolonged use can cause osteoporosis.

In brief: Yes

Prolonged use can cause osteoporosis.
Dr. William Newton
Dr. William Newton
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