A recent Johns Hopkins University Study has linked the use of three popular stomach acid drugs to increased risk of kidney damage and even kidney failure. The study found that persons taking Prevacid, Nexium or Prilosec had a 20 to 50 percent increase in the risk of kidney damage. Persons who took Prevacid, Nexium or Prilosec twice per day had a 46 per cent increase in the risk of kidney disease. The medical journal found that the using Prevacid, Nexium or Prilosec caused magnesium levels in the body to drop and this lower magnesium damaged the kidneys over time. The kidney damage then resulted in nephritis, where the kidney can no longer filter the blood effectively. Persons with kidney damage may require regular kidney dialysis or even kidney transplants. The study by Dr. Morgan Grams was published in the January 11 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. More than 15 millions Americans have taken one of these popular drugs.
If you or someone you know was taking Prevacid, Nexium or Prilosec and developed kidney problems, call the Holton Law Firm, we would be glad to help.