Study Links Proton Pump Inhibitors to Stroke

Clark, Perdue & List is actively investigating cases involving patients suffering from kidney damage as a result of using popular heart burn medications, including Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, have been linked to kidney damage. Studies have shown a link between these drugs, classified as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), and kidney damage.

A new study from the Netherlands has now shown that use of these heartburn medications is linked to an increased incidence of stroke. Researches followed nearly 250,000 patients who used PPIs and found that nearly 9500 patients from the group suffered a stroke within six years. That is a 21% increase compared to people who were not using PPIs. The study found that the patients at the highest risk of stroke took the highest doses of the drug.

The lead researcher noted that:

At one time, PPIs were thought to be safe, without major side effects. . . . This study further questions the cardiovascular safety of these drugs.

If you have suffered kidney damage or stroke after taking a PPI heartburn medication, contact our law firm for more information.