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Nexium & PPIs Linked to Serious Risks for Kidney Failure

Studies now show that one of the most popular medications in the world used to treat heartburn and acid reflux has been linked to a higher risk of kidney failure. This discovery potentially affects millions of regular users of Nexium and other PPIs such as Prevacid, Prilosec and others.

If you or a loved one has experienced kidney inflammation, kidney failure or other serious side effects as a result of taking Nexium, you could have legal options.

What is Nexium?

Proton pump inhibitors, also known as PPIs, were designed to help people who suffer from persistent heart burn, ulcers and acid reflux. PPIs work by reducing gastric acid production in the stomach. PPI’s are often prescribed for patients who experience heartburn more than two or three days a week, after dietary changes have been ineffective.

PPIs are sold under the names Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, Protonix, Aciphex and others. While these medications may offer fast relief from symptoms, the damage they cause can be devastating.

Who is Affected?

Roughly 15 million Americans have prescriptions for PPIs, but because these medications are also available without a prescription, that number is likely much higher.

What are the risks?

According to a study from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, patients who took PPIs had a 96% increased risk of developing kidney failure and a 28% increased risk of chronic kidney disease compared to patients who took a PPI alternative.

In 2014, the FDA updated the label on Nexium to include nephritis (kidney inflammation) and acute kidney injury. Both of these serious side effects can lead to kidney failure or even death.

Other side effects include an increased risk of pneumonia, double the risk of infection from C. difficile and a small risk of osteoporosis.

New studies revealed that prolonged use of Nexium and other PPIs can result in severe side effects including kidney disease, increased bone fracture risk and dementia. These studies were released in 2015 and 2016.


We are looking for patients who took Nexium or other PPI’s and suffered the following:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Nephritis/Inflammation of the Kidneys
  • Kidney Failure
  • Infection
  • Arrhythmia and heart problems
  • Seizures

Nexium Lawsuits

Many individual and class-action lawsuits have been filed against AstraZeneca, the maker of Nexium and other PPI medications. The lawsuits allege that the manufacturer failed to warn patients about many of the risks associated with taking Nexium, especially over an extended time period.

What You Can Do Now

If you or a loved one suffered any of the side effects above as a result of taking Nexium or other PPIs, you could be eligible for compensation for your injuries.

Helping the Injured has been serving as a consumer advocate for over 25 years, helping consumers locate credible attorneys who specialize in product liability and drug cases. The attorneys we work with have a documented track record for understanding dangerous drugs and the injuries they cause. There is no cost to you unless your attorney recovers damages on your behalf!


Regardless of where you were administered Nexium our team of Nexium lawsuit attorneys can help as they serve all 50 states and Washington D.C. including: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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