More than 15 million Americans rely on proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs to relieve heartburn and acid reflux caused by excessive acid produced by the stomach. What many people don’t know is that taking PPIs has been linked with an increased risk of severe health issues, including chronic kidney disease.
PPI drugs that may put you or your loved one at risk of chronic kidney disease include:
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with chronic kidney disease while taking a heartburn drug, such as Nexium or Zegerid, contact Cory Watson Attorneys. Our law firm has recovered more than $2 billion for injury victims nationwide, and we’re available to review your case for free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dial (877) 562-0000 or complete our free initial consultation form to get started now.
PPI Heartburn Drugs Shown to Increase Risk of Kidney Damage
According to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine, patients who took PPIs once daily faced a 15 percent greater risk of chronic kidney disease. Patients who took PPIs two times per day experienced a 46 percent increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease.
These increased risks didn’t translate to H2 blockers—another popular drug type used to relieve heartburn and acid reflux. H2 blockers include Tagamet, Pepcid, Axid and Zantac. The same study showed that patients taking PPIs faced a 39 percent greater risk of chronic kidney disease than patients taking H2 blockers.
Another study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, showed that patients who took PPIs had a 96 percent increased risk of chronic kidney disease compared to those who took H2 blockers.
Severe PPI Heartburn Drug Side Effects
Side effects associated with Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and other PPI drugs include:
- Acute kidney failure
- Acute interstitial nephritis
- Chronic kidney disease
- Dialysis treatment
You may be able to file a lawsuit for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering if you or a loved one experienced any of these side effects while taking a PPI heartburn drug.
Get Help With Your Heartburn Drug Kidney Disease Lawsuit
You may be entitled to compensation if you or someone you love developed chronic kidney disease or experienced kidney failure while taking Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Dexilant, Protonix, or Zegerid. At Cory Watson Attorneys, our drug injury lawyers are ready to help protect your rights.
You don’t have to let drug companies get away with producing products that cause more harm than good—call (877) 686-8992 or complete our free initial consultation form to get experienced legal help now.
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