Lawyers for Victims of Acute Interstitial Nephritis from PPI Antacids
Whether you have taken over the counter medication like Prevacid for intermittent heartburn or you take prescription drugs to treat long-term gastric distress like gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD); you may be unaware that you are taking a class of drug called a PPI (proton pump inhibitor). These PPI drugs can lead to numerous complications, one of which is acute interstitial nephritis (AIN). Kidney injury like AIN can be very serious and in its most severe forms may result in heart attack or kidney failure, both of which are fatal. Acute interstitial nephritis from PPIs is a serious condition that could have been prevented had pharmaceutical companies disclosed all side effects to doctors and patients. If you are suffering from AIN after taking a PPI you may want to consider contacting an attorney.
Treatment With PPIs: Short-Term Recommended
Patients who self-medicate using over-the-counter remedies should always follow package instructions. These pills are intended for use for periods of 14 days or less. Those who suffer more significant incidents of gastric distress may be prescribed a PPI for longer-term use. The various names of drugs and manufacturers of PPIs are shown here:
Generally, the older a person is the more susceptible they are to stomach distress. In many cases older patients wind up taking these drugs for long periods of time. Any unusual symptoms after taking PPIs should be reported to a physician. Anyone who suddenly begins passing large volumes of urine, severe nausea or vomiting, has kidney pain or unusual swelling should seek immediate medical attention because these could be indications of AIN.
Remember, you should not stop taking any prescribed PPIs unless your doctor advises you to. Stopping these drugs suddenly after long-term use could possibly immediate and acute gastric problems.
Long-Term Studies Relatively New
While PPIs have been available by prescription since 1988, only over the last decade has testing occurred regarding long-term use. The results are frightening, particularly regarding kidney disease and specifically acute interstitial nephritis. Some studies show that patients who have been taking PPIs for longer than one year have a significantly greater risk of AIN. In these cases of nephritis, patients are victims of poor manufacturing warnings. Doctors and patients alike have believed for years that these drugs are among the safest available and manufacturing companies have made billions of dollars from sales of both prescription and OTC versions.
File a Lawsuit for Acute Interstitial Nephritis from Taking PPIs
Manufacturing companies can and should be held accountable for the serious health issues that patients suffer from non-disclosure of serious health risks associated with PPI. At Baron & Budd we have experience taking on some of the largest companies and making sure our clients’ rights are protected. Only through the aggressive pursuit of a PPI lawsuit can we help hold these companies responsible for the injuries, pain, and suffering of acute interstitial nephritis victims.
As an individual patient you may believe you do not have the means to fight back against a powerful drug manufacturing company, even if you are suffering nephritis from PPIs. At Baron & Budd, we make sure your voice is heard and hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the harm caused to you or to a loved one. With the billions of dollars these companies have made promoting PPI drugs to doctors and patients and touting about their safety, it is time they face the consequences. Your voice matters and if you contact Baron & Budd at 866-844-4556 we will evaluate your case for free.