These medications are used to treat heartburn and acid reflux. They reduce the amount of acid that the stomach produces. Both medications may be linked to chronic kidney disease, and if taken twice a day, the risk was increased by 46 percent while increasing the risk of cardiovascular failure by 21 percent as a result of damaging the internal lining of blood vessels.
Other conditions that these drugs may be associated with include:
- Cardiovascular disease and heart attacks
- Gastric tumors
- Respiratory infections
- Bone fractures
Very serious allegations have been made that Nexium is a “mirror drug” of Prilosec, as both are manufactured by the same company, and Nexium received government approval soon before the Prilosec patent expired. As a result, the manufacturer was able to retain its dominant market share. Up to 70 percent of all Prilosec and Nexium prescriptions that have been issued might not have been necessary. If you have suffered any of the symptoms mentioned above, and you believe that the cause was Prilosec or Nexium, contact me for a free case consultation and evaluation. I am pleased to answer any questions that you have.