Popular Heartburn Medications Linked To Kidney Failure.

Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and Protonix belong to a family of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). They work by limiting the amount of acid the stomach produces. Too much acid in the stomach can cause health conditions such as:

  • Heartburn
  • Acid Reflux
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Gastritis
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Peptic ulcer disease (PUD)

One in Fourteen People Take PPIs For Heartburn

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that approximately one in 14 people in the U.S. takes one of the aforementioned PPIs to treat their heartburn. If you are one of those, you are not alone. People prescribed Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and Protonix took these drugs because they were under the impression they would treat heartburn symptoms in a safe manner. You, and the millions of others, may have been unknowingly subjected to developing kidney disease as a result.

FDA Requires Updated Warning On Nexium

The FDA has required an updated warning label since December of 2014. The warning states that Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) has been observed in patients taking Nexium.

Medical Study Finds Link Between Proton Pump Inhibitors and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

A study was released recently by the Journal of The American Medical Association which concludes that patients may develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) after prolonged use of PPIs such as Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid or Protonix. You can read the entire JAMA study on PPIs by clicking on this link.

We Hold Big Pharmaceutical Companies Responsible For Their Drug Side Effects

Kidney disease is not only very serious, the treatments can be expensive. You should not have to pay for the negligence of another, and in this case, you should be reimbursed for any expenses you may have incurred as a result. Our law firm stands up to big pharmaceutical companies who mislead consumers into believing their product is safe, when they know of inherent risks involved. We will not stand for this practice and we intend to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions or inaction.

I Took Heartburn Drugs That May Lead To Kidney Disease, Now What Do I Do?

Talk to an experienced defective drug lawyer at Rob Shelton Law to discuss your rights to compensation if you developed kidney disease after being prescribed Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, or Protonix. You may be able to recover compensation for any out of pocket expenses, including ongoing medical care. Schedule your free consultation with an attorney to discuss your legal rights and put our experience to work for you.