Nexium Lawsuits

Nexium, commonly called “the purple pill,” is prescribed to treat heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, dyspepsia, peptic ulcers, and other conditions that produce an excess of acid in the stomach.

Nexium is manufactured by AstraZeneca and was first approved by the FDA in 2001. Nexium is  a proton pump inhibitor and contains the active ingredient esomeprazole magnesium, which treats acid reflux by reducing the amount of acid in a person’s stomach.

In a February 2016 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, it was revealed that the use of Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors is associated with a 20-50% higher risk of chronic kidney disease. Additionally, people who take Nexium are twice as likely to experience acute kidney injury. Nexium’s label does not specifically warn about the possible side effect of kidney disease, failure, or injury.

If you or someone you know has experienced chronic kidney disease or kidney failure as a result of taking Nexium, contact Law Offices of Gary Green today. Call us toll-free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or email ggreen@gGreen.com.

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