Nexium Facing Claims

Drugs, such as Nexium, used for acid reflux and heartburn have been linked to a 20-50% increased risk of developing fatal kidney disease

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Manufacturers of these medications failed to warn consumers of this risk, which is why they are being sued. Severe side effects of Nexium, and similar acting pills,...

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History

Manufacturers AstraZeneca is sued by consumers for incorrect advertising, encouraging patients of Prilosec (a nearly identical drug) to switch to Nexium
Safety warnings of the potential risks of hip, wrist, and spine fractures are released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for those with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)
A drug safety communication is released by the FDA over the low magnesium levels and long-term use of PPIs
Warnings about PPIs and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) are revealed by the FDA
PPI medications including Nexium, have a black box warning of potential side effects
It is discovered that PPIs are associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury, and heart attacks
Further research indicates a 20-50% risk associated with PPIs and chronic kidney disease, with a 96% increase of kidney failure
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What Does Nexium Do?

Also known as the purple pill, Nexium is the brand name of AstraZeneca's esomeprazole, which is used to provide heartburn relief. Those who suffer from regular heartburn or acid reflux may be prescribed this medication from their doctors, for relief of symptoms occurring more than twice a week, without being remedied by a changed diet.

As a proton pump inhibitor, this drug works to...

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Lawsuit Information on Nexium

In March 2011, the fDA had warned patients and doctors of the low magnesium levels, and hip, wrist, and spine fractures that can be caused by Nexium. Less than a year later in February 2012, another warning was issued about the clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea side effects of this medication. However, risks of kidney problems and dementia were not mentioned on the...

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Cases Filed Against AstraZeneca

Over 30 patients in Texas filed a Nexium bone fracture lawsuit in 2011. Natale Stempfer, the lead plaintiff, fractured a bone in the middle of her foot while walking in a mall. The doctors she had...

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