Heartburn Medications and Kidney Damage

Frequent Use of Heartburn Medications May Lead to Kidney Damage

heartburn medications may cause kidney damageA new batch of research shows that frequent and long-term use of some of the most commonly used heartburn medications may, over time, lead to kidney damage.

Drugs like Prilosec OTC, Prevacid, and Nexium fall into a class known as PPIs, or proton-pump inhibitors. The drugs work by stifling the body’s ability to produce gastric acid; one of the key factors in experiencing frequent heartburn.

Most heartburn is treated over the ...

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