17 April, 2017

Dangerous Side Effects of Long-Term Nexium Use

By | April 17th, 2017|PPI|

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 [...]

11 April, 2017

The Potential Dangers of Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid

By | April 11th, 2017|PPI|

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are over-the-counter and prescribed heartburn medications. The brand names Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, are among the most popular of these symptom-relieving medications. They make it easier to swallow, easier to [...]

27 March, 2017

Kidney Problems Caused by OTC Heartburn Pills?

By | March 27th, 2017|PPI|

Very little is as uncomfortable as the burning, irritation and difficulty swallowing that accompany heartburn and acid reflux. This pain can stop you in your tracks. It's only natural to seek relief as quickly [...]

10 March, 2017

These Popular Heartburn Drugs May Have Hidden Risks

By | March 10th, 2017|PPI|

Did you know that heartburn medications are one of the most frequently prescribed drugs in the US?Although commonly referred to as heartburn, this is a misnomer. Heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. [...]

11 January, 2017

Different Types of Heartburn Medications

By | January 11th, 2017|PPI|

Whether you suffer from occasional or frequent heartburn, you have probably heard of the three main types of medications designed to fight the problem: antacids, H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Here's some [...]

6 December, 2016

New Study Strengthens Link Between PPI Heartburn Medication, Chronic Kidney Disease

By | December 6th, 2016|PPI|

Plaintiffs in lawsuits across the country are claiming they developed kidney problems after taking a form of heartburn medication known as a proton pump inhibitor, or PPI. A recent study has added more substance [...]

20 October, 2016

Study: Older Patients Taking Heartburn Medications at Increased Risk for Kidney Failure

By | October 20th, 2016|PPI|

Proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs are a popular form of medication used to treat heartburn. However, older patients who take PPIs are at two times the risk of needing hospitalization for kidney failure than [...]

6 September, 2016

Researchers May Have Found the Trigger for Proton Pump Inhibitor Risks

By | September 6th, 2016|PPI|

Over the last few months, people have become more aware of the potential health complications associated with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium. Although Prevacid, Prilosec, and Nexium are the [...]

25 August, 2016

First Proton Pump Inhibitor Kidney Failure Case Reaches Illinois Court

By | August 25th, 2016|PPI|

The first lawsuit alleging that the use of Nexium, a proton pump inhibitor, led to kidney failure has been filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois. A Devastating Diagnosis A kidney [...]

18 August, 2016

Taking Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid for Heartburn? It Could Be Risky

By | August 18th, 2016|PPI|

If you take Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium or another type of proton pump inhibitor (PPI)* for heartburn, you may not know that you could be at a significant risk for kidney damage. People across the [...]

7 June, 2016

Another Serious Complication Linked to Proton Pump Inhibitors: Acute Interstitial Nephritis

By | June 7th, 2016|PPI|

Use of popular heartburn drugs like Prilosec and Nexium, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), can lead to serious problems such as kidney disease and even kidney failure. However, there is yet another potentially severe condition that [...]

16 May, 2016

If You Take a Proton Pump Inhibitor, You Need to Be Alert to the Signs of Kidney Failure

By | May 16th, 2016|PPI|

Kidney failure, which has been linked to proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium, occurs when the kidneys are unable to remove waste products from the blood. If you take [...]