Heartburn Medications Linked to Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease Reported By Users of Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and Protonix

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Heartburn Medications Linked to KidneyPopular heartburn drugs Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and Protonix work by preventing the body from creating an abundance of stomach acid. They belong to a family of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and are typically used to treat health conditions such as:

  • Acid reflux
  • Heartburn
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Ulcers of the stomach
  • Peptic ulcer disease (PUD)

Did You Suffer Complications From Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that one in 14 people have been prescribed PPIs in the U.S. That means that if you are suffering the side effects of PPIs, you are not alone. Our law firm believes that you were given Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid and Protonix with the understanding that they would treat your existing health conditions safely. We also believe you should have been warned of potential complications from taking PPIs, such as:

  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure

  • Acute Interstitial Nephritis

  • Esophageal Cancer

FDA Warning Label On Nexium

The FDA has required a warning label on Nexium since 2014, as Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) has been observed in patients taking Nexium.

Study Links PPIs to Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure

A recent study done by the Journal of The American Medical Association concluded that patients taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) face an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Click Here For The Journal of American Medical Association Study on Proton Pump Inhibitors (pdf)

You May Be Entitled To Compensation For Your Injuries

You should not be facing these consequences alone, you should have legal counsel on your side to recover money and time spent to deal with additional health issues caused by a seemingly harmless drug. We fight big pharmaceutical companies like this all the time & we know how to win. We will not let a pharmaceutical company mislead it’s customers without suffering the consequences.


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If you were diagnosed with kidney disease after taking Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, or Protonix, please contact us now for a free, confidential consultation about your rights to compensation.