Studies published in major medical journals link Nexium and Prilosec to serious side effects, including life-altering and potentially fatal kidney problems. These heartburn medications were taken without adequate warning about the medications’ potentially devastating risks of kidney injury and people are now coming forward with stories of suffering with kidney problems after taking Nexium or Prilosec.
NEXIUM AND PRILOSEC SIDE EFFECTS
Nexium and Prilosec are in the category of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs are designed to reduce stomach acid and alleviate a number of related symptoms, such as heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and ulcers.
These medications have been prescribed to over 15 million Americans. Over-the-counter versions of these drugs are also widely available, so the total number of people taking these drugs is even higher. Studies have shown that patients taking PPIs have a 96 percent greater risk of developing kidney failure as well as a 28 percent increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
PPIs can decrease the body’s ability to absorb vital nutrients, such as magnesium, which your body needs for the kidneys to function properly. Taking a PPI can reduce magnesium uptake and have a damaging effect on the kidneys.
PPIs have been scientifically connected to short- and long-term kidney problems, including:
- Kidney or Renal Failure
- Interstitial Nephritis (Inflammation of kidneys)
- Chronic Kidney Disease
Drug companies knew about the risks of kidney injury associated with the use of PPIs, but they withheld this information from consumers and the medical community. If stronger warnings about the acid reflux drug kidney risks had been provided, many individuals may have been able to avoid serious injury by limiting use of these drugs, discontinuing their use or pursuing alternative treatments.
Why should I make a claim?
The use of Nexium or Prilosec may have caused you or someone close to you to incur medical bills, suffer pain, or experience other medical problems. You have a right to be compensated for these injuries. You can learn more about your rights with a free case evaluation that carries no obligation.
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