One of my most recent clients came to me with kidneys that were failing and no one knew why. He’d been to numerous specialists and was still no closer to an answer as to what had gone wrong with his kidney health. After a series of thorough examinations and taking into account his use of prescription Proton Pump Inhibitors, we concluded that they were the problem. Although he was already at risk of developing CKD, the PPI’s his MD prescribed had sped him toward that destination no one wants to reach. We stopped the course of PPI after he carefully discussed it with a new physician and I’m happy to report that, together with the diet and supplements I recommended, his kidneys are doing much, much better.
It seems my client isn’t the only one with gripes against the Proton Pump Inhibitor manufacturers as lawsuits are BOOMING! Read more for yourself…
Plaintiffs all around the US are continuing to file lawsuits in connection with renal complications and kidney failure reports stemming from the use of PPIs such as Nexium, PrevAcid and Prilosec.
As of April 2nd a whopping 1,929 claims have been filed on behalf of 1,963 plaintiffs looking for justice to be served after the seemingly innocuous PPIs, prescribed for GERD and other digestive issues, eventually led to kidney damage and, in some cases, death due to kidney failure. These PPIs bore no such warnings on their labels, which is a serious ethical and legal breach.
Here Is A List of Some of the Most Popular PPIs on the Market Today
- Nexium 24HR
- Prilosec OTC
- PrevAcid 24HR
Though the FDA has ordered manufacturers to list information about acute interstitial nephritis to their product labels in December of 2014, the drugs’ prescribing information still fails to note the various other kidney health complications that can and do occur.
If you or someone you know is dealing with the aftermath of PPI-linked kidney disease, it’s absolutely vital that you really discuss how necessary a proton pump inhibitor is for your health with your physician, its benefits may be severely outweighed by the possible complications.