Monday, December 16, 2019

More Evidence for the Deadly Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Another group of researchers have found compelling evidence of a link between long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and serious, even deadly side effects. This most recent study, appearing in the British Medical Journal, indicates that patients who use popular heartburn medications such as Nexium and Prilosec over an extended period...

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...

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.
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...
Nexium Prilosec Colitis

Nexium & Prilosec — Kidney Damage, Elevated Stroke Risk, Accelerated Aging and Dementia, and Now – Colitis

On top of numerous other side effects attributable to frequent use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) – which include kidney disease, elevated risk of stroke, Alzheimer's and more – drugs such as Nexium and Prilosec are now implicated in a recurrent antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection.The study, published this month in...

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,...

Proton Pump Inhibitors – Causing the Same Problem They Were Designed to Prevent (and More)

A study that came out in April has added to the long list of health dangers that have been attributed to the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).  A Swedish study published in Cancer Epidemiology found a strong association between PPI use and an elevated risk of esophageal...

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...

Nexium & Prilosec Increase Risk of Stroke According to American Heart Association

The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium and Prilosec for the treatment of heartburn has been linked to numerous side effects, leading to such conditions as kidney disease, osteoporosis, arterial injuries and buildup of serous fluid in the abdomen (a condition known as ascetes). Now, new...