One of the most popular drugs for chronic heartburn, Nexium, is being criticized for its link to kidney disease, kidney failure, dementia, and other serious side effects. Although less severe side effects, such as diarrhea and an increased risk of fractures, are listed prominently on the FDA's medication guide for Nexium.
However, lawsuits claim that AstraZeneca failed to warn doctors and users about the drug’s more serious dangers such as cancer. These injuries have also been attributed to Nexium and other brands of the drug class called proton pump inhibitors, (PPIs). If you are also diagnosed with prevacid cancer contact prevacid cancer attorneys to handle the case on your behalf.
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You may be eligible to file a claim if you have been diagnosed as having chronic kidney disease, renal failure, or dementia. Here is a list of PPIs and their potential health effects, as well as claims against drugmakers and legal options.
PPIs are a class of drugs that reduce acid production in the stomach lining. This helps relieve symptoms such as acid reflux and heartburn. These painful and uncomfortable conditions are technically called gastroesophageal acid reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal disease (GERD). GERD is more severe and lasts longer than GER.
You have the right to sue the drugmaker if you are injured by a drug. Many pharmaceutical companies are held responsible for failure to warn consumers about known hazards (or should have known), negligence in drug testing and/or promotion, negligence in responding to serious side effects reports, and other claims. Sometimes, the doctor may be held responsible for malpractice if they prescribe the drug incorrectly.