Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium, Prilosec or any other prevacid decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. These drugs are normally used to treat symtoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions that could create an excessive amount of stomach acid, like Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.
While many people rely on these drugs to be able to go through their daily lives without suffering from the burn & pain of acid reflux, GERD and heartburn, these drugs have side effects that could change your life forever, much worse than acid reflux.
Proton Pump Inhibitors could significantly increase your risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is very serious and could lead to the following: Acute Kidney Injury, Renal or kidney failure, dialysis treatment, kidney removal, surgery, and acute interstitial nephritis.
In fact, in February 2016, the Journal of the American Medical Association published results showing that people who take these PPIs may have a 20 to 50 percent increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
Safety concerns about Prilosec have been raised since 2002, and past lawsuits filed against drug manufactures whose medications resulted in injury claim the company failed to provide adequate warnings about the risks of the drug.
Anyone who has taken Nexium, Prilosec or any other prevacid or PPI and have experience chronic kidney disease, or any other side-effects, could be eligible for monetary compensation, medical costs, loss of wages and pain & suffering. Please call The Law Office of Bobby Garcia today, for a free case evaluation. We’re here to help you.