A New York Nexium attorney notes that research suggests people who regularly use Nexium or other proton pump inhibitors (PPI) may be more likely to develop dementia, along with other serious health problems. Some people reportedly take PPIs when they do not strictly need to, and adverse side effects may make quitting these drugs highly difficult. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file a New York Nexium lawsuit and pursue compensation for their injuries.
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Prolonged PPI Use Could Increase Risk of Serious Side Effects
People who habitually use proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium may be at enhanced risk for suffering from dementia, according to a recent study of over 75,000 people. National Public Radio reports that the study participants who used Nexium or other PPIs were 44 percent more likely to develop dementia than their peers. While this finding does not establish causation, other research indicates that PPIs may cause an increase in toxic beta-amyloid proteins, which might contribute to dementia.
Research suggests that PPIs may also put patients at risk for nutritional deficiencies, infections, heart disease and kidney disease. Given these dangers, doctors may need to employ greater restraint in prescribing these medications, which an estimated 15 million Americans take. Unfortunately, many people may start using PPIs when other measures, such as lifestyle changes, could be effective. Once a person builds up tolerance to one of these drugs, quitting may become difficult. Many patients also use PPIs for longer than the recommended two to eight weeks, which can increase their risk of experiencing harmful side effects.
How a New York Nexium Attorney Can Help
Drug makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by bad drugs may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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