Proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium have been linked to an increased risk of kidney and renal failure.

Below are the news stories and videos we have posted on this topic, including the details of the lawsuits that have been filed.

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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.

Proton Pump Inhibitors: Are There Alternatives?

Proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec (omeprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole) are among the most widely-prescribed medications on earth. Used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), they are effective and relatively safe when used on a short-term basis (no more than 12 weeks).However, long-term...

Taking Anxiety Meds? Beware of Proton Pump Inhibitors Such As Nexium and Prilosec

Some of the most frequently prescribed medications in the U.S. are anxiety drugs. Also included on the list of common prescriptions: proton pump inhibitors, such as Nexium and Prilosec.Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been associated with several severe, even life-threatening side effects when used frequently over...

Proton Pump Inhibitors Possibly Linked to Elevated Stomach Cancer Risk

A study published in the journal Gut has found an association between the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and a dramatically increased risk of developing stomach cancer. Surprisingly, this study was published over a year ago – and yet few sources outside of major medical publications have reported on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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