If you’ve taken Prevacid or Prevacid 24HR and developed chronic kidney disease, kidney failure or other renal complications, recent research suggests your heartburn medication could be to blame. Bernstein Liebhard LLP has launched a new investigation of prescription and over-the-counter Prevacid, and our attorneys want to hear from anyone who experienced serious kidney complications that may be connected with its use. Such individuals could be eligible to file a Prevacid lawsuit to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages incurred as a result of their injuries.
By calling our office today, you can receive a free evaluation of your Prevacid kidney failure case and learn more about the process for filing a lawsuit. Our legal staff will take the time to answer all of your questions, so that you can make the right decision for your and your family. To obtain your Prevacid case evaluation, please call .
Prevacid is a proton pump inhibitor that was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995. Known generically as lansoprazole, the prescription version of the medication is approved to treat ulcers, acid reflux disease, Helicobacter pylori infection (a potential cause of ulcers) and Zollinger-Ellision Syndrome. The over-the-counter version, Prevacid 24HR, was approved in 2009. It is indicated to relieve frequent heart burn.
Proton pump inhibitors like Prevacid are known to be associated with some serious side effects. In December 2014, for example, the FDA ordered the manufacturers of Prevacid and other proton pump inhibitor to update their product labels with information about nephritis, an inflammation of the kidneys that has the potential to cause kidney failure.
In January 2016, a study published in JAMA: Internal Medicine reported that patients who take proton pump inhibitors, including Prevacid, may have a risk of chronic kidney disease that is 20-to-50% higher those not taking the medication. The risk increased with higher doses and longer duration of use.
Just four months later, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology reported that patients who used proton pump inhibitors had a 96% increased risk of developing kidney failure compared to patients who used another class of heart burn drugs. The same research also suggested that Prevacid and other proton pump inhibitors increased the risk for chronic kidney disease by 28% compared to the other medications.
If you suspect that Prevacid may be behind kidney failure or other renal complications that you or a loved one experienced, our attorneys maybe be able to help you obtain compensation for:
To obtain a Prevacid lawsuit review from Bernstein Liebhard LLP, please call today.