Dangerous Side Effects of Long-Term Nexium Use

Nexium Long-Term Use

Proton Pump Inhibitors like Nexium are among the most prescribed drugs in the US for treating heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux, gastritis, and peptic ulcers. This must have seemed like a miracle for sufferers of these painful, debilitating ailments. They make it painful to swallow, difficult to digest and hard to get enough of the water and nutrients your body needs.

The trip to the drug store or the visit to the doctor’s office that introduced you to this remedy may have seemed incredible at the time. Fast forward a few years. The visit to the doctor where you discover that the ongoing use of these pills has contributed to other health concerns may seem just as incredible for very different reasons.

From reduced nutrient absorption to a reduction in the body’s ability to absorb magnesium, calcium, iron, and vitamins C and B12, these drugs do more than simply block or reduce stomach acid. These nutrients maintain healthy bones and preventing the body from absorbing them properly does more harm than good. Some other damaging side effects of those vitamin and mineral deficiencies include impairing the kidneys. They kidneys are the body’s way of cleansing itself and eliminating waste.

The FDA recently warned that Nexium and other Proton Pump Inhibitors can lead to pneumonia; kidney malfunction, gastro-intestinal infections and other disorders. When did Nexium manufacturers become aware of these risks? Why weren’t consumers warned of the risks involved in taking Nexium? These are the questions plaintiffs want answered in the many lawsuits being filed.

Have you taken Nexium?

Were you aware of the long-term risks when you decided on this remedy? If you’re taking these meds – either by prescription or over-the-counter – consult a doctor before abruptly discontinuing their use. Baron & Budd may be able to help if you are considering legal action against Nexium. If you or a loved one have symptoms, concerns or were diagnosed with any of the condition listed above after using Nexium, contact us online or call us at 877-629-0481 to learn more about your legal options. You are not alone and help is here.

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