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prilosec lawsuitA recent medical study has shown that people who have taken Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI), such as Prilosec, may be at an increased risk for chronic kidney disease.

A 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that people who were taking the anti-ulcer medication Prilosec may be 20 to 50 percent more likely to experience chronic kidney disease than those not taking the medication. The study indicated that taking the medication more than once daily or for longer periods of time, increased the risk.

Concerns about Prilosec and other Proton Pump Inhibitor medications reach back to 2006 or before but the new results indicate that the risk of kidney failure is higher than previously thought. Researchers indicate that many patients taking the medications could have been discontinued without any adverse effects and that many prescriptions may have been given without a clear, medical diagnosis.

prilosec lawsuitSince first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989 to treat heartburn, Prilosec has been linked to numerous side effects. Some of these side effects have triggered lawsuits against the manufacturer.

Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor. Proton pump inhibitors are a type of medication that decreases the amount of stomach acid to prevent Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or acid reflux. They act by blocking the production of acid.

The primary symptoms of GERD are heartburn, an acid taste in the mouth, and regurgitation. Prilosec is also prescribed to treat certain stomach/intestinal ulcers and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

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