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Nexium Kidney Disease Risk

Popular heartburn medicines may increase risk of kidney disease and renal failure
Nexium Kidney Disease

Nexium Kidney DiseaseTaking popular heartburn medications including Nexium and Prilosec may have the potential to trigger kidney disease, nephritis and renal failure. The attorneys of D. Miller & Associates are investigating whether our clients might be able to file a legal claim due to non disclosure of this potentially fatal risk.

A January 2016 study published in Jama Internal Medicine shows that use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a category which includes Nexium and Prilosec, was associated with a higher risk of chronic kidney disease.

The researchers examined data for 10,482 participants. They concluded that those using PPIs had a 45 – 50% higher risk for chronic kidney disease.
PPIs are prescribed to prevent and treat ulcer in the duodenum as well as chronic stomach acid problems including GERD. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) occurs when stomach acid regulaly enters the esophagus. [...]

Nexium Heart Attack Risk!

Why you may have a legal claim!
Nexium heart attack risk

Nexium heart attack riskPopular heartburn medications including Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid may be responsible for triggering heart attacks. The attorneys of D. Miller & Associates are investigating whether our clients might be able to file a legal claim due to non disclosure of this potentially fatal risk. We have lots of experience helping victims of defective drugs and medical devices.

A recent study from Houston Methodist and Stanford University shows that these drugs and others in the category of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) might increase the risk of cardiac events by up to 20%.

The researchers examined data for 2.9 million patients which showed an increased risk of heart attacks in those using PPI’s. The same medical records did not show this risk in those that use H2 blockers, another category of antacid drugs.

Dr. Nicholas Leeper, senior author of this study said [...]

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