Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of heartburn drugs used for long-lasting reduction of gastric acid production. They are the most potent inhibitors of acid secretion available.
PPIs are among the most widely sold drugs in the world as a type of medication that helps with heartburn and acid reflux, but they can lead to harmful side effects including kidney damage and complete renal failure.
According to BioMed Journal, official case reports have suggested that this class of drugs may be linked to acute kidney injury, which may in turn lead to chronic renal injury or failure. The objective of this study was to determine if an association between PPIs and kidney failure exists and to estimate an effect size for the relationship between PPI use and renal disease.
The results were:
Renal disease was positively associated with PPI use even after controlling for potential confounding conditions. After removing patients with potential confounding disease states from the study population, the number of cases and controls was lower, but the relationship between renal disease and PPI use remained consistent.
Patients with a renal disease diagnosis were twice as likely to have used a prescription PPI.
Studies show that regular use of Nexium has caused kidney disease and renal failure in some patients, which can cause serious injury or even death.
Treating these kidney conditions can require dialysis, kidney transplant and grafts. The medical treatment of kidney failure is expensive and doesn’t always save a patient’s life.
The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has posted an official study in February of 2016, revealing the association between proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use and the risk of acute interstitial nephritis.
The February 2016 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, has published the results of a study that indicated long-term use of PPI medications may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study indicated that the 10-year risk of CKD in PPI users was 20% -50% higher than those who had not taken the heartburn medications. The longer a person takes the medications, the greater the risk, and patients who took PPI medications more than once a day were more likely to develop kidney problems.
PPI use has been linked to other serious side effects in the past including a 2006 study which showed an increased risk of bone-fractures in the elderly. This study resulted in a 2010 warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding bone fracture risk. In 2011 the U.S. National Library of Medicine posted “Proton pump inhibitors and risk of fractures“ an analysis of 11 international studies.
Attorneys are reviewing kidney injury claims nationwide for Nexium kidney failure cases.
If you have taken any of the heartburn drugs like Prilosec, Prevacid or Nexium and suffered kidney damage, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering and medical expenses.
Although it has been used by millions of people and is widely thought to be safe, several studies suggest that side effects of Nexium and other PPIs may increase the risk of serious kidney problems, which were not adequately disclosed by the drug maker. If information had been provided to consumers and the medical community about the potential link between Nexium and kidney injury, many people may have avoided serious and life-threatening complications by limiting their use of the drug or choosing a different treatment alternative.
The US National Library of Medicine issued the following warning: “People who use certain drugs for chronic heartburn may be at increased risk of developing kidney disease, a new study suggests.”
The studies revealed the following harmful Nexium side effects are possible:
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Lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of Nexium and Prilosec for failing to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of kidney disease and renal failure when using this medication.
If you have suffered from potentially dangerous side effects during or after taking Nexium or another PPI, you may be able to file a lawsuit against one of the PPI manufacturers.
You May Be Entitled to Significant Financial Compensation!
Plaintiffs who bring successful lawsuits against the manufacturers of Nexium and Prilosec may be eligible to receive compensation for their past and future medical bills, and pain and suffering. PPI lawsuits are mass torts, which means they are filed individually by each plaintiff and are not class actions.
Millions of people depend on heartburn medications like Nexium and Prevacid. However, these drugs may cause severe side effects that can change your life forever.
If you or a loved one experienced any of these potentially serious side effects and are interested in more information regarding filing a heartburn drugs lawsuit, please fill out and submit the “Free Evaluation” form.
Call now for a free case evaluation and find out if you are eligible for financial compensation for your Nexium kidney injuries.
Once submitted, and if your circumstances meet the criteria, the Relion Group will match you with a PPI attorney who can determine whether filing a Nexium claim or Prilosec claim is right for you.
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