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