Vimovo and other antacid medications have been linked to higher rates of several renal diseases that can cause kidney failure, such as interstitial nephritis and chronic kidney disease.
Need a Texas Vimovo Lawyer? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with kidney problems, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit.
UPDATE: Heartburn Drugs Increase Risk of Death
July 2017 — A new study in the journal BMJ Open has linked the long-term use of heartburn drugs in the Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) class with up to a 50% increased risk of death compared to H2-blocker heartburn drugs. Click here to read more.
Can Heartburn Medications Kill You?
What is Vimovo?
Vimovo is an anti-arthritis medication that contains an anti-inflammatory drug (naproxen) with an antacid (esomeprazole). One common side effect of naproxen is stomach ulcers, and the antacid helps prevent ulcers by reducing stomach acid.
Vimovo and Kidney Failure
Vimovo contains esomeprazole (Nexium), which belongs to the proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) class of heartburn drugs. No one knows why these drugs are associated with kidney problems, but low magnesium is associated with kidney problems. Over time, repeated bouts of kidney inflammation (nephritis) could also cause renal disease.
In December 2014, the FDA updated the labelon all PPIs, including Vimovo, with new warnings about acute interstitial nephritis. This side effect occurs when an allergic reaction causes sudden inflammation and swelling in the kidneys.
In the last two decades, dozens of case reports have linked PPIs and kidney disease. In recent years, two studies have found more evidence of an increased risk:
- One study published by Canadian researchers found a 3-fold increased risk of nephritis and a 2.4-fold increased risk of acute kidney injury associated with PPIs.
- In February 2016, another study found that people who used PPIs every day were 20-50% more likely to be diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas. However, our lawyers are not currently filing a Vimovo class action. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were diagnosed with severe kidney problems, such as:
- Interstitial nephritis
- Kidney inflammation
- Acute kidney injury
- Chronic kidney disease
- Renal failure
About Class Actions
A class action lawsuit involves a lot of similar legal claims by a group of people who were injured by the same defendant. Instead of filing a lawsuit alone, plaintiffs join together and collectively seek compensation or a refund.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class actions can have disadvantages for people who have severe injuries. In some cases, members of a class action must accept a “low-ball” settlement or higher attorneys’ fees. Trials are also exceedingly uncommon and only occur when settlement negotiations fail.
Instead of a class action, our attorneys file individual lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies that fail to warn patients about severe side effects. We specialize in helping victims of defective medications seek compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, long-term injuries, and more.
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