Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease
Heartburn drugs are some of the most popular on pharmacy shelves, as they treat one of the most common ailments in the U.S. today. When these over-the-counter solutions don’t quite do the trick, physicians have an equally vast set of prescription options, such as Prilosec, Nexium, and Zegerid. Although effective in treating symptoms of chronic heartburn, recently discovered side effects have left many users battling for their lives.
Prilosec, Nexium, and Zegerid have been linked to chronic kidney disease and kidney failure in patients. The link was discovered in a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers concluded that patients who took these medications once per day had a 15% greater chance of developing chronic kidney disease. The risk jumps to 46 percent for those who took the medication twice a day.
If you or someone you love took Prilosec, Nexium, or Zegerid and developed kidney disease, call our drug injury lawyers immediately. Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough is actively fighting on behalf of other victims to get them maximum compensation for their injuries, and we’re ready to help you as well. The manufacturers of these drugs have made billions from their sales. Don’t let them continue to profit from your misfortune. Call us today.