heartburn-drugsThe Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has published a study linking long-term use of PPI antacid medications like Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec with a 96% increased risk of kidney failure and a 26% increased risk of chronic kidney disease.

In January 2016, another study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found a 20-50% increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) associated with some of the most popular heartburn drugs on the market. People who took PPIs twice a day were 46% more likely to develop CKD, and once-daily users had a 15% higher risk. Conclusions were based on data from 10,500 patients who used PPIs between 1996 and 2011.

Long-term use of PPIs was associated with a tripled increased risk of nephritis in a study published in April 2015 by the medical journal CMAJ Open. Researchers also found a 2.5-fold increased risk of acute kidney injury. The study conclusions were based on data from 290,000 adults in Canada over 66 years old who started a PPI between 2002 and 2011.

If you or a loved one used a heartburn medication and were later diagnosed with:

  • Acute Intestinal Nephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Renal Failure
  • Dialysis Treatment
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Kidney Related Death
  • Acute Kidney Injury

You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer.

Contact Knightline Legal today to speak with an experienced attorney to determine if you may qualify. There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait – act now.

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