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WHAT PRILOSEC IS USED FOR?

It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus.

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HOW PRILOSEC WORKS?

When your LES (lower esophageal sphincter) relaxes, excess acids can flow up, or reflux, into your esophagus. This can create the painful sensation of heartburn.

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SYMPTOMS & SIDE EFFECTS OF PRILOSEC

A recent study has shown that Prilosec and other Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) medications may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

What PRILOSEC Is Used For?

It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the esophagus. Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).

HOW PRILOSEC WORKS?

When your LES (lower esophageal sphincter) relaxes, excess acids can flow up, or reflux, into your esophagus. This can create the painful sensation of heartburn. Prilosec OTC works by directly blocking many of the active stomach pumps that produce acid before they start. Prilosec OTC is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI).

SYMPTOMS & SIDE EFFECTS OF PRILOSEC

A recent study has shown that Prilosec and other Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) medications may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease. You may be eligible for financial compensation through a Prilosec lawsuit if you or a loved one have experienced chronic kidney disease or other serious medical injury after taking Prilosec.

In February of 2016, JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association published results of a study showing that people who take Prilosec and other Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) medications may have a 20 to 50 percent increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The longer the medication is taken, the greater the risk.

Latest PRILOSEC News & Recalls

A recent study has shown that Prilosec and other Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) medications may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease. You may be eligible for financial compensation through a Prilosec lawsuit if you or a loved one have experienced chronic kidney disease or other serious medical injury after taking Prilosec.

In February of 2016, JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association published results of a study showing that people who take Prilosec and other Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) medications may have a 20 to 50 percent increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The longer the medication is taken, the greater the risk.

Lawsuits & Settlements

AstraZeneca has estimated annual earnings of $26 billion. Prilosec sales in 2000 were around $6.1 billion. Once Prilosec turned over an over-the-counter drug, sales in 2013 were nearly $400 million. In short, AstraZeneca has enough money to drag this case on if it wants. Qualifying for a pre-settlement loan is easy. You simply have to meet these criteria to be considered for a loan:

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  • you must have taken Prilosec
  • you must have suffered from any of the listed side effects
  • you must have a lawyer who is handling your case.

HOW TO FILE A CLAIM

Do you want to learn if you have a case? The lawsuits are being filed on behalf of those patients who suffered:

  • Bone fractures
  • Birth defects
  • Heart attack
  • Kidney damage

The suit claims that the drug makers failed to properly warn patients and doctors of the most severe side effects of these drugs, causing additional injuries.

Lawyers expect that thousands of patients will ultimately come forward with injuries to file claims. As is often the case with drug injury lawsuits, cases may eventually be consolidated in a central federal court for expedited handling.

A lawyer can speak with you today to determine if your case qualifies, and it costs nothing to investigate or file your claim unless you receive compensation.

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