Proton Pump Inhibitors

Columbus Ohio Injury Attorneys Investigating Kidney Damage Caused by Proton Pump Inhibitors

We are investigating cases of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure in patients taking Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) found in popular stomach acid medications. Popular brand names of PPIs include Nexium, Protonix. Prilosec, and Prevacid. These medications are commonly used to treat heartburn and acid reflux.

In January 2016, a study showed a link between proton pump inhibitors and  chronic kidney disease. More recently, a second study published in the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine, revealed that patients using PPis were 28% more likely to develop chronic kidney disease and  were at a 96% increased risk of developing kidney failure than patients who used other drugs to treat stomach acid symptoms. As many as 15 million Americans take proton pump inhibitors by prescriptions, and many more take PPIs in over-the-counter medication.

Chronic kidney disease entails a gradual loss of kidney function. The end result can be kidney failure, dialysis, kidney transplant, or even death. Common symptoms of kidney disease include:

  • Bone pain
  • Bad breath
  • Blood in the stool
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Excessive bruising
  • Excessive thirst
  • Fluid retention
  • Swelling of extremities
  • Appetite loss
  • Muscle twitching or cramps
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Vomiting

Patients Who Suffer Kidney Damage Due to Heartburn Medication May Have a Claim

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure and have a history of taking proton pump inhibitors, our Columbus Ohio pharmaceutical lawyers are available for free consultation.

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