Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Amarillo Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Injury Lawyers

Helping You Seek Out the Compensation You Deserve

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), such as Nexium and Prilosec, are used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers. They are sold over-the-counter and in prescription form. They are effective but they have been linked to very serious side effects including bone fractures, kidney damage, and heart attack. If you have been harmed by PPI use, you deserve full and fair compensation for your injuries. Our experienced PPI injury attorneys in Amarillo are ready to represent you in your PPI injury claim.

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PPIs

Examples of PPIs include:

  • Aciphex (rabeprazole)
  • Dexilent (dexlansoprazole)
  • Kapidex (dexlansoprazole)
  • Nexium (esomeprazole)
  • Prevacid (lansoprazole)
  • Prilosec (omeprazole)
  • Protonix (pantoprazole)
  • Zegerid (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate
  • Vimovo (naproxen and esomeprazole magnesium)

PPI Uses

PPIs work by decreasing the production of stomach acid. Their uses include:

  • Treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or acid reflux), such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough
  • Heal erosion of the esophagus caused by acid reflux
  • Treat or prevent ulcers
  • Reduce acid production in Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • Treat Barrett’s esophagus
  • In combination with antibiotics to treat H. pylori infection
  • Other conditions in which the reduction of stomach acid is beneficial

PPIs reduce the production of gastric acid by shutting down proton pumps in the stomach. They work well, but they are not safe for long term use. Stopping PPI use can be difficult due to rebound symptoms. And, PPIs are not something you take to relieve symptoms. You take them to prevent symptoms.

PPI Injuries

Prolonged reduction of stomach acid can cause nutritional deficiencies. Prolonged PPI use can prevent proper absorption of calcium, magnesium, B12, and iron and can compromise the immune system.

Prolonged PPI use has been associated with an increased risk of:

  • Hip, wrist, and spinal fractures
  • Heart attack
  • Pneumonia
  • Kidney problems
  • Clostridium difficile infection
  • Dementia

A study, published in 2016, found that PPI users were 96% more likely to develop kidney failure than people who took a different type of acid-reducing medicine.

Long-term use of PPIs can cause serious harm. If you have been injured by PPI use, we are here to help you recover just compensation that can cover your medical bills, lost income, and more. We represent drug injury victims on a contingency fee basis, and we only get paid if you get paid.

Contact our Amarillo PPI injury lawyers today to find out more about how we can help.

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