Read an article stating that some oral bisphosphonates (alandronic acid) prescribed for osteoporosis have been linked with bone loss and to ask your doctor to be changed to another treatment if you are noticing symptoms such as heartburn, or acid reflux and to be sure to have regular dental check-ups. Contacted the National Osteoporosis Society who were aware of this and confirmed I should see my GP. I have suffered from indigestion for a long time and my GP consulted with other doctors and I was taken off alendronic acid. I had a gastroscopy and was told my oesophageal walls are very weak. I am taking 40mg omeprazole each day plus domperidone as well as my asthma drugs. I take adcal but have read in another post that adcal can cancel out omeprazole. Is there an alternative? I have also read about the side effects of omeprazole such as heart problems, bone problems, salt problems. What are your thoughts on ritinidine, is it as effective as omeprazole? My asthma is not good at the moment and the relief doctor said I should see my GP as he queried the length of time I had been on omeprazole and the high dosage. Seem to be in a vicious circle as the reflux makes my asthma worse.
Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.