A Medication Used By Over 20 Million Americans
Here at Howard & Associates, we are currently investigating claims involving the commonly used heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole). Proton Pump Inhibitors(PPIs) like Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid have shown shown to increase the risk of kidney disease, bone fractures, birth defects, and other serious side effects. These medications have been taken by more than 20 million people nation wide. There has been several lawsuits against drug manufacturers including AstraZeneca, the parent company who reached a $26 million class action settlement for failing to provide adequate warnings of the risk of their medications. The plaintiffs claimed that AstraZeneca used deceptive marketing practices to promote the medication as well as knowingly hid the dangers from the public and the medical community.
Common side effects of Nexium include:
- Unpleasant taste in mouth
- Nausea, diarrhea, intestinal pain
- Muscle/joint pain
Nexium, is an over the counter heartburn drug medication used reduce excess stomach acid, has been shown to increase the risk of chronic kidney disease. A recent study done by The American Medical Association showed a 20 to 50 percent increased risk of chronic kidney disease in patients above 13 years old taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and similar medications. People who have developed CKD or other serious medical conditions after taking Nexium may be eligible to make a claim against these unethical drug manufacturers as we are here to assist you every step of the way.
Some side effects may be more severe, serious, or life-threatening, including:
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Heart attack
- Confusion, speech disorder
- Loss of consciousness, seizure
- Bone fracture
- Birth Defects
- Bullseye rash or other severe rash
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Nexium and other PPI medications have been the subject of investigations relating to harm since 2006. Many patients have filed Nexium lawsuits including hundreds of bone fracture victims in Massachusetts and multiple heart attack victims all across the United States.