If you developed chronic kidney disease or renal failure after taking Nexium® or Prilosec®, you may be entitled to compensation.
The heartburn drug Nexium has been linked to a 20-50% increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). In 2014, the FDA updated the label on Nexium to include nephritis (kidney inflammation) and acute kidney injury. Unfortunately, both of these serious side effects can lead to kidney failure or even death.
You may be entitled to compensation if you suffered from any of the following:
- Acute Interstitial Nephritis
- Acute Kidney Injury
- Breathe that smells like ammonia or metal
- Changes in urine color
- Changes in urine frequency
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Dialysis Treatment
- Kidney Removal or Transplant Surgery
- Kidney pain located in the back
- Metallic taste in mouth
- Nausea and vomiting
- Renal or Kidney Failure
- Severe itching of the legs
- Sleep problems due to muscle cramps or restless leg
- Swelling of face, hands, ankles and feet due to fluid build up
Study Links Nexium and Kidney Failure
In April 2016, The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology published a study linking long-term use of PPI antacid medications like Nexium with a 96% increased risk of kidney failure and a 26% increased risk of chronic kidney disease. Click here to read more.