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Proton Pump Inhibitor Drugs (Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid) Linked to Big Increase in Kidney Disease Risk

Posted on - Saturday, May 28, 2016 under Dangerous Drugs & Products Proton Pump Inhibitor Drugs (Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid) Linked to Big Increase in Kidney Disease Risk

The Parian Law Firm, one of Georgia’s premier dangerous and defective drug injury law firms, is currently investigating and pursuing claims related to Proton pump inhibitor drugs such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid which have been linked to a significant increase in risk for kidney disease for patient taking the drug.

Proton pump inhibitors are among the most widely used medications in the world, currently found in more than 100 million American households. They include medications such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid and are used for the reduction of gastric acid in the treatment of heartburn and acid reflux.

While they may reduce gastric acid, they also have been found to significantly increase the risk of a number of adverse health effects, including kidney failure, Chronic Kidney Disease and Acute Kidney Injury. A 2015 medical study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that patients using proton pump inhibitors are 50% more likely to develop Chronic Kidney Disease than those not using such medications. Furthermore, some groups were 2 to 3 times more likely to develop Acute Kidney Injury and acute interstitial nephritis than persons not using proton pump inhibitors.

The Parian Law Firm: Atlanta Defective Drug Lawyers

The Parian Law Firm represents individuals in Georgia and across the country who have been injured and families who have lost a loved one as a result of a defective or dangerous drug or medical device. We are committed to holding the manufacturers of defective drugs responsible for the damage they cause, and are passionate about obtaining compensation and justice for our clients.

If you have questions or concerns about your use of a proton pump inhibitor drug and whether you may have a claim for compensation, please give us a call at (770) 727-5550 or chat live online with a member of our staff today. We can discuss your situation, evaluate your potential claim, and advise you of your options. We look forward to assisting you.