Research Suggests Nexium May Increase Risk for Kidney Disease

A Tennessee Nexium lawyer notes that research indicates that people who take Nexium or other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be at an increased risk of suffering kidney damage and kidney disease. Research may also show that many people who are taking PPIs may have been prescribed these drugs improperly. Affected patients and their families may be eligible to file a Tennessee Nexium lawsuit and pursue compensation for their injuries.

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Some Nexium Users May Have Been Prescribed the Drug Needlessly

People who take Nexium or other heartburn medications that act as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be at enhanced risk of experiencing kidney damage and disease, according to research. CBS News states that the study, which used 10 years of data taken from over 10,000 patients, found that daily use of PPIs appeared to increase a person’s likelihood of developing kidney disease by 15 percent. Among people who took these medications twice daily, the risk of kidney disease nearly tripled to 46 percent.

Overall, PPI patients were 20 to 50 percent more likely to develop kidney disease than their peers. These findings do not prove causation, although researchers have a few theories on how PPIs may contribute to kidney damage. These drugs may cause kidney inflammation, thereby enhancing the risk of gradual damage. Alternately, they may cause harmful declines in magnesium in the body. Sadly, many patients may experience these complications needlessly. As many as one in four PPI users could cease taking these medications without suffering any heartburn symptoms, according to the study. Furthermore, up to seven out of 10 PPI users may have inappropriate prescriptions.

How a Tennessee Nexium Lawyer 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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