Nexium lawsuits filed as drug linked with kidney disease
A new study suggests the routine use of a common type of heartburn drugs, including Nexium, is associated with a profound increase in the risk of kidney disease and failure.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are used to treat heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux. They include Nexium®, Prevacid®, Prilosec®, Protonix®, Aciphex® and others. About 15 million people have prescriptions for the medications, and many others obtain them over-the-counter.
The analysis of 193,000 veterans’ health records compared those who took PPIs with those who used another class of drugs. It found that patients who took PPIs had a 96% higher risk of kidney failure and a 28% higher risk of chronic kidney disease.
This most recent study, published in the April 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, is the latest in a series of observational studies that suggest long-term use of PPIs can lead to kidney problems.
RPWB’s pharmaceutical team is currently seeking cases in which patients who were prescribed the name-brand version of the drugs developed kidney problems, including acute interstitial nephritis. Please contact us to schedule a free consultation.
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