A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court District of New Jersey claiming that someone got stomach cancer after consuming Prilosec, PPIs, and Nexium. Although PPIs can be used to treat many stomach problems, they can also cause more serious stomach problems.
You must be familiar with PPIs, particularly Nexium and Prilosec before you can learn about these lawsuits. It is also important to be aware of their possible side effects. You should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately for filing a heartburn medicine cancer lawsuit if you have suffered a severe side effect from Nexium or Prilosec.
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What are proton pump inhibitors?
The medications are known as proton pump inhibitors ( PPIs) that are used to reduce stomach acid. Acid reflux is a condition where food or liquid returns to the stomach. They can also be used to treat stomach ulcers.
They can also treat acid reflux-related lower esophageal damage. You can also use PPIs to treat heartburn. You can find them in many brands, including Nexium, Nexium, and Prevacid.
What are the side effects of PPI?
Side effects that are common include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. Long-term, serious side effects include infection and fractures.
Your kidneys may also be affected by PPIs. Researchers discovered that people who took PPIs like Nexium or Prilosec had a doubled risk of developing gastric cancer. This is in contrast to heartburn medications that did not increase the risk. This study is relevant to the lawsuit involving Nexium/Prilosec, which is currently being filed in New Jersey.