Proton Pump Inhibitor

A proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is any medication designed to reduce the overproduction of acid in the stomach. PPIs are commonly prescribed for acid-related conditions such as stomach and small intestine ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammation of the esophagus, peptic ulcer disease, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug ­induced gastropathy and the rare Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

These drugs work by blocking acid buildup in the stomach. However, they also inhibit the absorption of vital minerals, which may lead to serious side effects including:

  • chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • acute kidney injury (AKI)
  • interstitial nephritis (AIN)
  • end stage renal failure (ESRD)
  • Kidney Removal
  • Stomach Cancer

Common PPI brands include:

  • Prilosec
  • Nexium
  • Prevacid
  • Aciphex
  • Dexilant
  • Kapidex
  • Vimovo
  • Protonix
  • Zegerid

If you or a loved one has taken a PPI and have experienced the kidney or stomach injuries listed above, it is worth exploring your legal rights and potential for compensation. National personal injury lawsuits are underway in a variety cases related to PPIs. For more information, call us today at <phone number>

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