Thursday, June 20, 2019

Pediatric Colon Infections Rising Due to Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

A recent paper published in the Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection reports that cases of infection from clostridium difficile, a bacteria that causes a range of intestinal tract conditions ranging from diarrhea to ulcerative colitis, is on the rise among children.  One reason is the use of proton pump inhibitors...

Is Nexium and Prilosec Shutting Your Kidneys Down?

An estimated 15 million Americans are currently taking drugs like Nexium which work to control heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux. Unfortunately, those who turn to Nexium and other Proton-pump inhibitors will need to proceed much more cautiously as studies have confirmed that taking these drugs increase the chance of...

Another Generic Version of Nexium Has Arrived – But the Same Problems Remain

Nexium recently became much cheaper as Perrigo PLC began delivering its own over-the-counter generic version of esomeprazole magnesium earlier this month. Perrigo's generic form of this popular and easily available heartburn medication received FDA approval on September 27; within a week, it was for sale at grocery and drug...

Nexium and Prilosec Linked to Kidney Damage, Heart Damage and Bone Fractures

News of the connection between proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec and Nexium has been out for several months, having been reported on Ring of Fire and elsewhere. That's grim enough, but the latest news is even more alarming. It turns out that when it comes to PPIs,...

New Study Indicates That Nexium, Prilosec and Other Proton Pump Inhibitors May Be Fatal

A new study from the Washington University School of Medicine involving 350,000 VA patients has found that proton pump inhibitors, such as Nexium and Prilosec can raise the risk of premature death by as much as 25 percent compared to H2 blockers such as Pepcid and Zantac. Considering that...

Proton Pump Inhibitors Nexium and Prilosec Should be Used Sparingly

You have probably felt the sensation before: a burning pain just above your stomach, behind the sternum. You're suffering from heartburn, the result of stomach acid backing up into your esophagus. If you are like most people, you reach for a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) such as Nexium or Prilosec.

Yet Another Side Effect From Prilosec and Nexium: Higher Rates of Pneumonia in Dementia Patients

It appears that there is no end to the list of side effects caused by use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec and Nexium. They have been linked to kidney damage, elevated risk of stroke, accelerated aging, colitis, osteoporosis, fluid accumulation in the abdominal cavity and dementia....

Despite Reports of Nexium Injuries and Growing Litigation, the FDA Approves OTC Generic Version

While reports of injuries and death due to the side effects of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) continue to rise, the FDA has granted approval for a generic “store brand” version of Nexium 24HR, an over-the-counter version of esomeprazole magnesium. The manufacturer, Dublin-based Perrigo Company PLC, plans to launch its...
Nexium and Aging

Nexium and Prilosec: Speeding Up The Aging Process

A recent study published in the journal Circulation Research indicates that regular, long-term users of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are risking artery damage, kidney failure, heart attacks and dementia. While these health issues are not confined to the elderly, they are often associated with the aging process. The study...

Popular Heartburn Medicines Nexium & Prilosec Causing Permanent Kidney Damage

Nexium is one of the most popular heartburn medicines on the market, but new lawsuits say that it’s causing permanent damage to consumers and some people are more susceptible to it. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss this issue. Transcript: Mike Papantonio: Nexium is one of the most...