Conditions Linked to Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of erosive esophagitis, duodenal ulcers, and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease. Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec are popular drugs that are advertised for the treatment of these conditions. At first, the medications were only available from your doctor by prescription. Today, you can purchase these drugs over-the-counter.
If you have been diagnosed with a serious health condition after taking Nexium, Prilosec, or another proton pump inhibitor, call 1-866-FOX-FIRM to learn more about dangerous drug claims against the drug manufacturer. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your claim.
Dangerous Health Conditions Linked to Nexium and Prilosec
Millions of people take prescription PPIs and OTC PPIs each year in the United States. PPIs decrease the stomach’s acid production to treat GERD and other conditions. However, you can experience side effects from taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).
Some of the side effects and serious conditions that a person might develop after taking these medications include:
- Acute kidney disease
- Kidney failure
- Kidney transplant
- Death caused by renal failure
- Increased risk of infection
- Bone fractures
- Acute interstitial nephritis
- Chronic kidney disease
When taking a PPI, you should discuss your concerns with your doctor, including the pros and cons of using PPIs. You should discuss all medications with your physician, including prescription drugs and OTCs. Your physician can help you determine if a drug is safe for you to use based on the latest information from the drug manufacturer or the FDA.
Research into the link between Nexium, Prilosec, and other PPIs and serious medical conditions continues. Our attorneys are accepting cases against the drug manufacturer for injuries caused by PPIs like Prilosec and Nexium. Contact our office for more information and a free case review.
Filing a Drug Injury Claim Against AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca is the drug manufacturer for Nexium and Prilosec. Drug manufacturers like AstraZeneca have a duty to inform patients and doctors about any precautions or risks associated with the drug. Only after receiving all relevant information can a patient make an informed decision to use or not use a specific medication. In the case of proton pump inhibitors, the potential benefits may outweigh the potential for severe injuries and death. A patient should have the chance to discuss these matters with his or her doctor before taking a medication. Once the person takes the medication, it may be too late to reverse the damage that is done.
Drug manufacturers should be held accountable when they fail to warn patients and doctors, or they try to hide dangerous side effects associated with medications. A drug company should ensure that a drug is safe and effective for use before it releases the drug to be sold to the public.
If you believe a dangerous drug has injured you, you have certain legal rights. You may have one or more legal options for holding the drug manufacturer or other party accountable for the negligent acts that created the situation that caused your injury.
Call Our Nationwide Defective Drug Law Firm for a Free Case Review
Call The Fox Law Firm, P.C. based in Dallas, TX for a free consultation at 1-866-FOX-FIRM or 1-866-369-3476. Our nationwide defective drug attorneys aggressively pursue injury cases involving Nexium and Prilosec on behalf of consumers who have been injured while taking these medications.
You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. Do not let your right to file a claim expire. Call us today for a free case review and free legal consultation with an experienced Nexium injury attorney.