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Randomized Controlled Trial
, 9 (5), 607-14

A Proton Pump Inhibitor's Effect on Bone Metabolism Mediated by Osteoclast Action in Old Age: A Prospective Randomized Study

Randomized Controlled Trial

A Proton Pump Inhibitor's Effect on Bone Metabolism Mediated by Osteoclast Action in Old Age: A Prospective Randomized Study

Yunju Jo et al. Gut Liver.


Background/aims: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) act by irreversibly binding to the H(+)-K(+)-ATPase of the proton pump in parietal cells and may possibly affect the vacuolar H(+)-ATPase in osteoclasts.

Methods: We investigated the effect of 8 weeks of PPI treatment on the parameters of bone turnover and compared PPI with revaprazan, which acts by reversibly binding to H(+)-K(+)-ATPase in proton pumps. This study was a parallel randomized controlled trial. For 8 weeks, either a PPI or revaprazan was randomly assigned to patients with gastric ulcers. The parameters of bone turnover were measured at the beginning of and after the 8-week treatment period.

Results: Twenty-six patients (PPI, n=13; revaprazan, n=13) completed the intention-to-treat analysis. After the 8-week treatment period, serum calcium and urine deoxypyridinoline (DPD) were increased in the PPI group (serum calcium, p=0.046; urine DPD, p=0.046) but not in the revaprazan group. According to multivariate linear regression analysis, age ≥60 years was an independent predictor for the changes in serum calcium and urine DPD.

Conclusions: In elderly patients, administering a PPI for 8 weeks altered bone parameters. Our study suggested that PPIs might directly alter bone metabolism via the vacuolar H(+)-ATPase in osteoclasts.

Keywords: Bone metabolism; Hydrogen potassium ATPase; Osteoclasts; Osteoporosis; Proton pump inhibitors.


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Study diagram. BMD, bone mineral densitometry.

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