Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs that are used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease and other heartburn related conditions. These drugs reduce the amount of acid in an individual’s stomach and can also be prescribed to treat stomach ulcers and infections.
Proton pump inhibitors, such as Prilosec and Nexium, are commonly used in the United States, with an average of approximately 15 million national users.
Several studies have linked PPI drug with a 20-50% higher risk of chronic kidney disease, including research published in the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal in February 2016, as well as by the American Society of Nephrology in April 2016.
Symptoms of chronic kidney disease include:
- High blood pressure
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of sleep
- Swelling of feet/ankles
- Cramps and muscle twitches
- Shortness of breath
PPIs Kidney Failure Lawsuit
Faraci Lange is now investigating lawsuits against manufacturers of these PPIs for failure to adequately test their products before putting them on the market, as well as failure to warn physicians and patients of the related increased risks of kidney damage.
A Defective PPI Drug Attorney Can Help
Faraci Lange’s personal injury attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of clients who were injured as a result of defective medical drugs.
Faraci Lange’s experience, dedication and resources can make the difference between success and failure when taking on a big pharmaceutical company.