Heartburn Medication and Chronic Kidney Disease

by Staff Blogger | December 27th, 2016

If you’ve watched any television in the last five years, you’ve seen a heartburn medication commercial. Most of these medications are over-the-counter fixes, which are relatively harmless. However, there is a class of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) that researchers believe could cause severe health complications for patients, including chronic kidney disease.

According to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine, patients who took PPIs once per day faced a 15% increased risk of chronic kidney disease compared to patients who didn’t take PPIs. That risk shot up to 45% for those who took a PPI twice daily.

Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec are among the PPIs linked to an increased risk of developing kidney disease. Other PPI medications include Losec, Protonix, and Zegerid. If you or someone you love suffered health complications after taking one of these PPI medications, you may be entitled to significant compensation from the drug manufacturer.

How do you find out if you deserve compensation for your condition? Call one of the experienced drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot, and Wansbrough for a free evaluation of your claim. Over the years, we’ve secured billions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and we’re ready to fight for every dollar in compensation you deserve. You only get one opportunity to maximize your drug injury claim, so contact us today.