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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:
- 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.
Long-Term Use Of Prevacid, Prilosec, and Nexium May Lead To Strokes
In November 2016 we learned about a new study that suggests these popular category heartburn medications, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), may increase the risk of ischemic strokes.
From a press release from the American Heart Association, “Popular heartburn medication may increase ischemic stroke risk”, we get the following facts:
A popular group of antacids known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, used to reduce stomach acid and treat heartburn may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016….
Ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, is caused by clots blocking blood flow to or in the brain.
… Researchers determined if the stroke occurred while patients were using 1 of 4 PPIs: omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix), lansoprazole (Prevacid) and esomeprazole (Nexium).
For ischemic stroke, researchers found:
Overall stroke risk increased by 21 percent when patients were taking a PPI.
At the lowest doses of the PPIs, there was slight or no increased stroke risk.
At the highest dose for these 4 PPI’s, stroke risk increased from 30 percent for lansoprazole (Prevacid) to 94 percent for pantoprazole (Protonix).
We will continue to monitor the various side effects that have been associated with the use of Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, as well as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) heartburn drugs and acid reflux medicines.
- 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