Proton Pump Inhibitor

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Proton Pump Inhibitor Attorney

Contact this Fort Lauderdale, Florida Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawyer if you’ve developed a medical condition as a result of a proton pump inhibitor. A proton pump inhibitor (“PPI”) is a drug that turns off the production of stomach acid in this body. Proton pump inhibitors are used to treat heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (a digestive disease in which stomach acid or bile irritates the lining of the food pipe), and other conditions involving stomach acid.

Proton pump inhibitors are frequently given to patients in hospitals. The proton pump inhibitors are intended to be used only temporarily while the patient is in the hospital, but frequently they are prescribed long-term. It is this long-term use of proton pump inhibitors that make the drugs dangerous.

In fact, long-term use of proton pump inhibitors can decrease the amount of acid in the stomach, they can cause all sorts of catastrophic results as well. These include kidney injury and disease, kidney failure/ESRD (end stage renal disease), chronic kidney disease, dementia, osteoporotic fracture, C. diff infection, hypomagnesemia, strokes/mis, depression, acute interstitial nephritis and even mortality. The kidney problems mentioned above may require kidney removal surgery or kidney transplant surgery.

If you’ve developed a medical condition as a result of a proton pump inhibitor, contact this Fort Lauderdale, Florida Proton Pump Inhibitor Law Firm at 786-294-7711 for a free, no obligation consultation. Mr. Quackenbush will happily talk to you about your case at no charge to you.

Mr. Quackenbush will work on a contingency fee basis if he winds up representing you in your case. This means that there is absolutely no risk to you whatsoever as Mr. Quackenbush will not charge you until you’ve made a recovery in your case.

Guidance for Clients of this Fort Lauderdale, Florida Proton Pump Inhibitor Lawyer

Different types of proton pump inhibitors include Prilosec, Nexium, Protonix, Prevacid, Aciphex, and Dexilant. Nexium 24 hour, Prevacid 24 hour and Prilosec are all “over-the-counter” versions of proton pump inhibitors. They can be purchased in grocery stores and drug stores.

In large part, it is this “over-the-counter” nature of proton pump inhibitors that makes them so dangerous. Customers think that the proton pump inhibitors are safe because they are sold over-the-counter, whereas in reality they are not.

Proton pump inhibitors work by binding to cysteines (which are amino acids) in the proton pump. This leads to inhibition of the proton pump. As a result of the inhibition, the proton pump no longer pushes H+ ions into the stomach. This decreases the amount of acid in the stomach, which is the intended goal of the drug.

This South Florida Proton Pump Inhibitor Attorney Provides Aggressive Representation

As a result of the dangers of proton pump inhibitors, many members of the medical community have begun to state that proton pump inhibitors are overprescribed. Many have started recommending that the use of proton pump inhibitors be limited as well. Finally, many members of the medical community have begun recommending that proton pump inhibitors no longer be sold over-the-counter and only be given as prescriptions

Epidemiological studies demonstrate that proton pump inhibitors cause drastically increased risk of acute kidney injury (particularly in older patients), increased end-stage renal disease, and chronic kidney disease.

Other kidney studies have revealed that proton pump inhibitors can cause mortality.

Proton pump inhibitors appear to be more dangerous the longer they are used. They also appear to be more dangerous at higher doses.

For Help, call this Broward County Proton Pump Inhibitor Law Firm

If you’ve developed a medical condition as a result of a proton pump inhibitor, contact Mr. Quackenbush for free, no obligation consultation at 786-294-7711. He will happily talk to you about your case at no charge to you.

Should Mr. Quackenbush wind up as your attorney, there will be no risk to you as he will work on contingency – which means that he won’t charge you until you’ve made a recovery in your case.

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