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Heartburn Medications

The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has published a study linking long-term use of PPI antacid medications like Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec with a 96% increased risk of kidney failure and a 26% increased risk of chronic kidney disease.

In January 2016, another study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found a 20-50% increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) associated with some of the most popular heartburn drugs on the market. People who took PPIs twice a day were 46% more likely to develop CKD, and once-daily users had a 15% higher risk. Conclusions were based on data from 10,500 patients who used PPIs between 1996 and 2011.

Long-term use of PPIs was associated with a tripled increased risk of nephritis in a study published in April 2015 by the medical journal CMAJ Open. Researchers also found a 2.5-fold increased risk of acute kidney injury. The study conclusions were based on data from 290,000 adults in Canada over 66 years old who started a PPI between 2002 and 2011.

If you or a loved one used a heartburn medication and were later diagnosed with:

  • Acute Intestinal Nephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Renal Failure
  • Dialysis Treatment
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Kidney Related Death
  • Acute Kidney Injury

You may be entitled to significant compensation from the manufacturer.

There are time deadlines to file a claim so don’t wait – act now.

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Heartburn Medications



Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor's advice can result in injury or death.