Posts Tagged 'heartburn'

Lawsuits: Heartburn Meds Causing Serious Kidney Problems

prilosec and nexium linked to kidney diseaseThe alleged link between heartburn medications like Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid and serious kidney disease or failure continues to strengthen. An investigative report from Sacramento’s ABC affiliate has some of the latest information on claims as well as the pressures patients endured from their doctors to continue taking the medications.

The drugs in question belong to a class of medicine known as proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs. ...

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Acid Reflux Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer

acid reflux drugs linked to cancer and kidney diseaseThe Esophageal Cancer Action Network, or ECAN, is working to shine light on the possibility of over-the-counter acid reflux medications increasing a patient’s risk for a type of cancer called Barrett’s esophagus. The group recently conducted a poll that found 86 percent of Americans are unaware of the danger they assume when taking common drugs like Prilosec and Nexium.

The problem may lie with the way ...

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New Research Links Proton Pump Inhibitors and Kidney Damage

PPI use associated with kidney failureSounding more like a piece from a spaceship than a class of drugs, proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are most widely used to treat gastric or digestive distress. Those with frequent bouts of heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, and other ailments have almost certainly sought relief via a proton pump inhibitor at some point.

Numbers on the use of PPIs can be hard to come by. For example, we know that 2013 saw ...

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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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