If you take Prilosec on a regular basis, you should know that recent studies have suggested that the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors may harm the kidneys and potentially lead to kidney failure.
If you were diagnosed with kidney failure following long-term use of Prilosec, some research suggests that the heartburn medication could be to blame. The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP provide no-obligation legal reviews to those who may have been harmed by Prilosec. To learn more about filing a Prilosec lawsuit for kidney failure, please call (888) 994-5118.
Proton pump inhibitors are extremely popular medications. In fact, 2013 saw more than 131 million prescriptions dispensed for drugs included in this class. Prilosec is indicated for:
Prilosec is only intended to be used for a short period of time, ranging from 4 to 8 weeks. However, some research indicates that the majority of people using proton pump inhibitors are taking the drugs for far longer than what is recommended. Some recent studies indicate that the complications associated with the long-term use of Prilosec might include kidney failure:
Kidney failure, also known as renal failure, occurs when the kidneys can no longer maintain proper fluid balance in the body, remove waste and eliminate toxins from the blood. The condition may present suddenly (acute kidney injury), or it may occur in stages over time. Symptoms of kidney failure include:
Treatment for kidney failure depends on the severity of the disorder, and may include:
Bernstein Liebhard LLP offers free legal reviews to individuals who may have suffered serious renal damage, including kidney failure, due to their use of Prilosec. To schedule your review, please call (888) 994-5118.
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