Have You Developed Chronic Kidney Disease After Taking Nexium Or Prilosec?
Nexium and Prilosec linked to Kidney Disease
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium and Prilosec may significantly increase your risk of developing chronic kidney disease, a serious disease that can lead to:
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Acute Kidney Injury
- Renal or Kidney Failure
- Acute Interstitial Nephritis
- Kidney Removal or Transplant Surgery
- Dialysis Treatment
Significantly Increased Health Risks
Medications like Prilosec and Nexium are highly popular medications that belong to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). These drugs work by “inhibiting” or stopping the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Generally, Proton Pump Inhibitors are used to treat numerous stomach and gastrointestinal issues. Unfortunately, recent studies have associated the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors like Nexium and Prilosec with a significantly increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and renal failure.
Nexium and Prilosec Lawsuits
Millions of people depend on stomach medications like Nexium and Prevacid to be able to go through their days without suffering the burn and pain of reflux, GERD, and heartburn. Yet, these same medications may cause severe side effects that can change your life forever. We believe drug makers should be held responsible for their medications and potential side effects. Contact us now for a free case review and see if you are eligible for compensation for your injuries.
According to researchers in the Jan. 11, 2016 edition of the highly regarded journal JAMA Internal Medicine, more than 15 million people use prescription PPIs, yet researchers have warned that up to 70 percent of these patients could be treated with a different medication, and up to 25 percent of those patients who have been using PPIs for a long time, could stop using the medication without redeveloping the same problems. The study authors also warn that patients who use PPIs are 20 percent to 50 percent more likely to develop CKD than non-users and of those who do use these drugs, those who take two doses per day had a 46 percent increase in the risks of developing CKD while those who took one dose each day were 15 percent more likely.*
Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Kidney Disease
If you have recently been or currently are being treated with one these heartburn medications, you should be aware of the following signs and symptoms of CKD:
- Changes in urine color
- Changes in urine frequency
- Sleep problems due to muscle cramps or restless leg
- Swelling of face, hands, ankles and feet due to fluid build up
- Kidney pain located in the back
- Metallic taste in mouth
- Breathe that smells like ammonia or metal
- Severe itching of the legs
- Nausea and vomiting
If You or a Loved One Developed Chronic Kidney Disease or Renal Failure after Taking Nexium or Prilosec, financial compensation may be available.
Complete our form for a free no-obligation consultation or call us today at 1-800-BAD-DRUG or 800-223-3784 and we can help you determine if you may have a Nexium or Prilosec lawsuit.