Nexium is a heartburn drug that is linked to an increased risk of kidney side effects. Thousands of lawsuits accuse drug-makers of failing to warn patients about these risks.
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UPDATE: Over 13,500 Nexium Lawsuits Filed for Kidney Damage
August 2019 — Over 13,500 lawsuits have been filed by people who developed serious kidney side effects after taking Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Prevacid, and other PPI heartburn drugs.
The lawsuits accuse drug-makers of aggressively advertising Nexium without proper warnings about the risk of kidney injuries, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), acute interstitial nephritis, end-stage kidney disease, or kidney failure.
Judges have centralized all federal lawsuits involving kidney injuries from Nexium and other PPI heartburn drugs into Multi-District Litigation (MDL No. 2798) under Judge Claire C. Cecchi in the District of New Jersey — In RE: Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation (No. II).
Can Heartburn Medication Kill You?
What is Nexium?
Nexium belongs to a group of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which work by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach in order to treat acid reflux disease and common heartburn conditions. PPIs are available over-the-counter and by prescription.
Kidney Side Effects of Nexium
- Acute interstitial nephritis
- Kidney inflammation
- Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
- Renal impairment
- End-stage renal disease (ERSD)
- Kidney failure
Nexium and Nephritis
Evidence linking Nexium and nephritis (sudden kidney inflammation) has been growing since the early 1990s when the first case reports were published. Another 15 cases were reported by AstraZeneca in 2004. Dozens of cases have been reported worldwide, including some reports in which older patients needed long-term dialysis for kidney failure.
FDA Adds Nephritis to Nexium Label
In December 2014, the FDA updated the label on Nexium to include stronger warnings about acute interstitial nephritis (sudden kidney inflammation). According to the FDA, nephritis is caused by an allergic reaction and it can occur at any time while taking Nexium. Without treatment, nephritis can cause kidney failure.
Studies Link Nexium to Kidney Failure & Death
- A study published in BMJ Open has found up to a 50% increased risk of death for people who use PPI heartburn drugs for 1-2 years instead of another type of heartburn drugs called H2-blockers. long-term use of PPI heartburn drug. Click here to read more.
- A study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology has linked the use of anti-heartburn medications in the PPI class to a 96% increased risk of kidney failure and a 26% increased risk of chronic kidney disease. Click here to read more.
FDA Warning Links Nexium and Bone Fractures
In May 2010, the FDA warned that Nexium and other PPI heartburn drugs may increase the risk of bone fractures of the hip, wrist and spine, especially in older patients who have used Nexium for 1 year or longer and/or at high doses.
Other Severe Side Effects of Nexicum
- Bone fractures
- Low magnesium levels
- Tetany (muscle spasm)
- Arrhythmia and heart problems
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