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Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a type of heartburn medication, with brand names like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, have been associated with long-term kidney damage. These drugs are used to treat heartburn and acid reflux by lowering the amount of acid produced by the stomach. Prilosec was the first of these PPIs introduced to the public back in 1988, other drugs quickly followed.

A large study released in the February 2016 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows an increased risk of development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) by 20 to 50 percent in those who regularly took a PPI. It also indicated that the longer a PPI is taken, the greater the risk. CKD (or chronic renal disease) is the gradual loss of kidney function over time. As the disease progresses, waste can build up in your internal system creating medical complications including high blood pressure, anemia, weak bones, and nerve damage. This disease can lead to complete kidney failure.

Symptoms of chronic kidney disease include:
PPIs have also been linked to other safety concerns including:

If you have used a heartburn medication and have suffered from kidney damage or heart problems, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation.

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