Heartburn Medicine Warning

January 9th, 2017

If you or a loved one has been taking medication to control heartburn, then you may be entitled to financial compensation.

PPIs, or Proton Pump Inhibitors, have been linked to severe kidney damage and kidney disease. PPIs are a class of drugs used to relieve heartburn and acid reflux by reducing the amount of acid produced by the stomach. Common PPIs include:

Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Zegerid, Dexilant, AcipHex and Protonix.

Over 15 million Americans take PPIs. However, taking PPIs cause a risk of developing severe health issues, including chronic kidney disease. A recent study showed patients who took PPIs once per day have a 15 percent increased risk of chronic kidney disease. Patients who took it twice per day were 46 percent more likely.

The February 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) included results of a study showing that people who were taking the anti-ulcer medication Prevacid, may have a risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that is 20 to 50 percent higher than those not taking the medication. The study indicated that taking the medication more than once daily or for longer periods of time increased the risk.

We want to protect your legal rights. If you or a loved one developed chronic kidney disease or kidney failure after taking a prescription PPI drug, don’t wait to take action – call us at 800-300-8300 or contact us online to get started now.