Proton pump inhibitors are medications that treat the overproduction of stomach acid and many different brands are available by prescription and over the counter. However, many people who took these drugs experienced severe side effects and feel that the drug manufacturers did not adequately notify users about these side effects. At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., we fight to hold these pharmaceutical companies responsible for failing to adequately inform consumers of potential risks.
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Proton pump inhibitors are used to treat GERD, ulcers, heartburn or other problems caused by too much stomach acid. Proton pump inhibitors reduce the production of this acid. Some common proton pump inhibitors are:
These medications are more effective than antacids, but come with the dangerous risk of developing acute interstitial nephritis (swelling of the kidneys) and kidney damage. People taking proton pump inhibitors are up to 50% more likely to develop kidney disease than people not taking these medications. Over time, kidney disease can lead to kidney failure and death.
If proton pump inhibitors have led to kidney disease for you or a loved one, you may have a claim for compensation. Contact the law firm of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. today for your free consultation.
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Although there have been reported injuries with this drug, the FDA has not withdrawn its approval at this time. Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.