Nexium and Kidney Disease
Nexium attorneys McSweeney / Langevin provides free legal consultations to individuals and families injured or harmed as a result of the use of Nexium, a commonly prescribed heartburn medication.
If you or a loved one has been injured by the use of Nexium, call1-877-542-4646or use our private contact formfor a confidential legal consultation.
Nexium is a heartburn medication manufactured by AstraZeneca, a British pharmaceutical company. Nexium belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs treat heart burn by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach.
The use of PPIs Like Nexium may Increase the Risk of Kidney Disease
Two studies have shown a link between the long-term use of PPIs like Nexium and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The first, a January 2016 study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that PPIs like Nexium increase a patient’s risk for CKD by 45% compared to patients who did not take the medications. The second, an April 2016 study in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, found a 28% increased risk in patients using PPIs instead of an older class of heartburn medication known as H2 Receptor Blockers.
Signs of Kidney Disease
- Changes in Urination
- Swelling in the ankles, legs, and feet
- Shortness of breath
- Metallic taste in the mouth
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You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages if you or a loved one has suffered any of the above symptoms. Feel free to contact a Nexium attorney at1-877-542-4646or by using the form below. Your information will remain confidential and a Nexium lawyer will provide you a free legal consultation.
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