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These Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Can Cause Side Effects Such As Acute Interstitial Nephritis, Chronic Kidney Disease, And Acute Renal Injury
There is growing body of medical evidence which indicates that some popular heartburn drugs and acid reflux medicines like Prevacid, Prilosec, and Nexium can cause some serious kidney-related side effects.
It is important to know these side effects can be caused by any of the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) heartburn drugs and acid reflux medicines, not just the three listed above. And we point out they can be caused by pills that are bought over-the-counter (without a prescription) as well as those pills obtained at a pharmacy when filling a doctor’s prescription.
In more detail, the use of these proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for as little as a couple of weeks time can result in an increased risk of developing:
- Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Severe Renal Impairment
- Kidney / Renal Failure
- Acute Kidney Injury
Further, a recent medical study shows that the longer the period of use of pills like Prevacid, Prilosec, and Nexium, the greater the risk of developing these serious kidney or renal conditions.
These acid reflux and heart burn medications are available by prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) from various pharmaceutical companies. For example:
NEXIUM | prescription drug | AstraZeneca LP
NEXIUM 24HR | over-the-counter | Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
PRILOSEC | prescription drug | AstraZeneca LP
PRILOSEC OTC | over-the-counter | Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Co.
PREVACID | prescription drug | Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
PREVACID 24 HR | over-the-counter | Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.
We are currently investigating possible drug injury lawsuits against the responsible pharmaceutical companies for people who have developed any of the kidney-related medical problems listed above. These lawsuits are not limited to Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid.
Rather, the lawsuits can be based on using any of the brand name proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) heartburn drugs and acid reflux medicines. And these cases involve such pills that were obtained by prescription and/or over-the-counter.
Here are a few cases we currently have under investigation:
- Nexium – Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD); Death – 78 yr old woman
- Prilosec – Acute Interstitial Nephritis / PPI-induced AIN – 86 yr old man
- Nexium / Prevacid – Kidney Disease, Stage 2 – 66 yr old woman
- Prilosec – Kidney / Renal Failure (sudden onset) – 42 yr old man
- Prilosec – Chronic Kidney Disease; Kidney Failure – 51 yr old woman
- Nexium / Prilosec – Renal Failure; Kidney Transplant – 52 yr old woman
- Prevacid – Kidney / Renal Failure – 67 yr old woman
- Prevacid / Prilosec – Kidney / Renal Failure – 48 yr old man
- Nexium / Prevacid – Kidney / Renal Failure – 56 yr old man
We encourage you to submit a Drug Injury Law Case Review – it is free, confidential, and there is no obligation. Or, if you prefer, call our toll-free number, (800) 426-9535, to speak directly to attorney Tom Lamb about a possible drug injury case. Either way, you will get Mr. Lamb’s impressions — not an intake person, a paralegal, nor some other lawyer — about your case based on his many years of experience.
Prevacid, Nexium, And Prilosec Linked To Risk Of Chronic Kidney Damage
A recent medical study done by medical researchers in St. Louis, Missouri indicates that more than half of those patients who develop chronic kidney damage (CKD) while using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) heartburn drugs and acid reflux medicines do not experience acute kidney problems before their CKD diagnosis.
These researchers published their findings in this February 2107 article, “Long-term kidney outcomes among users of proton pump inhibitors without intervening acute kidney injury”, published in the Kidney International medical journal.
A February 22, 2017 ScienceDaily news report, “Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet ‘silent’ kidney damage”, provides a good analysis of this recent safety study concerning Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and other PPI heartburn drugs and acid reflux medicines.
From that ScienceDaily news report we get this information:
The onset of acute kidney problems is not a reliable warning sign for clinicians to detect a decline in kidney function among patients taking proton pump inhibitors, said Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, the study’s senior author and an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. “Our results indicate kidney problems can develop silently and gradually over time, eroding kidney function and leading to long-term kidney damage or even renal failure…. [M]ore than half of the cases of chronic kidney damage and end-stage renal disease associated with PPI use occurred in people without acute kidney problems….
We are currently investigating possible drug injury lawsuits against the responsible pharmaceutical companies for people who have developed any of the kidney-related medical problems listed above.
Of course, we will continue to monitor the medical literature for developments concerning serious kidney-related side effects of popular heartburn drugs and acid reflux medicines like Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid.
- Long-Term Use Of Prevacid, Prilosec, and Nexium May Lead To Strokes
- How Long-Term Use Of Heartburn Drug Nexium Might Cause Kidney Problems
- Acute Interstitial Nephritis: A Side Effect of Nexium, Prevacid, Etc.
- Heartburn Medication Nexium Might Cause Kidney-Related Side Effects
All content by attorney Tom Lamb