PPIs and Kidney Disease

Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix, and Dexilant are popular over-the-counter drugs that reduce the amount of gastric acid the stomach produces. Doctors commonly prescribe these drugs, classified as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), to patients with acid reflux and heartburn. Although PPIs have been in use since 1981, new scientific evidence suggests that these drugs are associated with severe and potentially deadly health problems. Defective drugs like Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, Protonix, and Dexilant have been linked to…

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