Proton Pump Inhibitors – Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and Dexilant

Nexium, made by AstraZeneca (AZ), was approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of acid reflux and ulcers in February, 2001. Nexium is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) which reduces the amount of acid produced by the stomach.

Research indicates individuals taking PPI’s were up to 50% more likely to develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) than non-users. Symptoms of CKD are as follows:

Fever with no obvious cause

Blood in urine

Increased urine output

Nausea and/or vomiting

Increased mental confusion


unexplained swelling in the body

Weight gain

Skin rash

Other PPI’s associated with CKD are Prevacid, Prilosec and Dexilant.

If you or someone you know suffered from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) after taking Nexium, Prevacid, Prolisec or Dexilant contact Law Offices of Gary Green toll free at 1-888-4GARYGREEN or send us an e-mail at for a free consultation.


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