PPI/Proton Pump Inhibitors

PPI/Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) may sound complex, but you might have some sitting at home right now. Ever taken Prilosec or Nexium? If you answered yes, then you’ve taken a proton pump inhibitor. The problem, recent litigation alleges, is that these PPIs can have serious side effects to your kidneys and bones.

PPIs are mainly used for heartburn, but they do work differently than other medications like antacids because they don’t try to neutralize acid. Instead, they stop the stomach from producing any acid at all.  However, when used too often or for too long, it can affect how your body absorbs nutrients.

When Should You Use PPIs?

There are several health issues, such as acid reflux, ulcers, or damage from taking too many NSAIDS, when taking a PPI can be beneficial. Always consult your doctor before stopping or starting a medication. We do not offer medical advice and strongly recommend talking to your doctor before making any medical decisions.

What Are the Side Effects?

Because the body is no longer producing acid, it makes it harder to break down food in the stomach. This, in turn, makes it harder to absorb nutrients. When PPIs are prescribed for long term use in cases like frequent heartburn, this can lead to serious side effects. These could include:

  • Acute or Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Nephritis
  • Bone Fracture

How Can You Be Compensated for Your Injuries?

If you have been injured by PPIs, you have a right to the compensation that you deserve. You may be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, and/or pain and suffering.

Were You Injured by Proton Pump Inhibitors?

If you have been injured by Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) like Prilosec or Nexium, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Call VanDerGinst Law for a free consultation. You don’t pay us a dime unless we win. Focus on recovering and leave the paperwork and insurance companies to our experienced attorneys. If you’ve been injured, the time to act is now—you may only have a limited time to file. Call VanDerGinst Law today to find out more about your options and schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.


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