Nexium™, Prilosec™ and Proton Pump InhibitorsKidney damage and kidney failure due to long-term use of PPIs
Proton pump inhibitors (“PPIs”) such as Prevacid™, Nexium™, and Prilosec™ have been linked to chronic kidney disease as well as kidney failure in patients that use them for an extended period of time.
What are Proton Pump Inhibitors prescribed for?
Nexium™ and other PPIs are used for the treatment of heartburn and acid reflux including GERD or Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
What is known about the risks of these drugs?
PPIs have been linked to kidney damage for a number of years however, recent medical studies have suggested that the prolonged use of these medications can significantly increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and ultimately can lead to kidney failure in some patients. One such study, indicates that the risk of renal or kidney failure increased nearly 100% for patients taking PPI medication long-term.
What should you do if you are currently being treated with one of these drugs?
If you are currently taking one of these drugs you should pay very close attention to your kidney health and talk to your doctor about the risk-benefit of using these drugs long-term versus an alternative medication or therapy.
If you believe that you or a friend or family member has suffered from chronic kidney disease or kidney failure as a result of long-term use of one of these drugs, please contact us toll-free at 1-877-999-4485 or by using the form below for a free consultation. Thank you.