Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of drugs which were introduced in the 1980s to provide long-lasting reduction of gastric acid production. PPIs would treat acid-related disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract, including peptic ulcers and acid reflux disorders. These drugs are available by prescription and over-the-counter.
When the cure is worse than the disease… the Side effects:
One of the more serious side effects of PPIs is Acute Interstitial Nephritis (AIN) which is a condition where the spaces between the tubules of the kidney cells become inflamed. This injury is more profound in individuals over 60 years old. While most individuals recover from AIN, most will have some level of permanent kidney function loss. In rare cases, the individual will require a kidney transplant.
If you or someone you love has become victim to these serious side effects, you need to act today and speak with a lawyer who can help obtain compensation for your injuries. Dimopoulos Injury Law is here to help. Call (702) 800-6000 or fill out the contact form and someone will contact you.