Nexium and Prilosec are proton pump inhibitors or PPIs used to treat acid reflux. Recent studies have linked long term use of these medications to increased risk of kidney disease by 20-50%. Frequent use of Nexium or Prilosec OTC can allegedly lead to kidney disease and renal failure, which can cause serious injury or death. Symptoms of Kidney disease include fever, blood in the urine, nausea or vomiting, weight gain, and skin rash, and regular users of Nexium for heartburn should be aware that these symptoms may indicate renal failure caused by use of their acid reflux medication.
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April 2016 — The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology recently published a study that allegedly links long-term use of proton pump inhibitor antacid medications such as Nexium and Prilosec OTC with a 96% increased risk of kidney failure as well as a 26% increased risk of chronic kidney disease.
Nexium Side Effects
Some of the most serious side effects of Nexium, Prilosec OTC and other PPIs include:
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Kidney failure
- Bone fractures
- Low magnesium levels
- Tetany (muscle spasm)
- Arrhythmia and heart problems
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The Monroe Law Group is accepting Nexium, Prilosec and other PPI inhibitor cases for individual that have suffered Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Nephritis, or Kidney failure in all 50 states. If you or loved one has been diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Nephritis, or Kidney failure, you should contact our expert Nexium lawsuit attorneys immediately for a free, confidential case consultation. Please call 866-308-1092 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to one of our attorneys, or complete the free case evaluation on this page. Our cases are always free unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.