Using Some Heartburn Drugs May Increase Your Risk Of Kidney Problems
The drugs are called proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, and you might even have one or two in your medicine cabinet right now.By Briana Altergott | April 15, 2016
Taking a very common group of medications used to treat heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux could dramatically increase your risk of kidney disease and kidney failure, this according to new research out Thursday.
These drugs are called proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, and you might even have one or two in your medicine cabinet right now.
They're sold under the names Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, to name a few. And this new study claims those who take them are more likely than people on other heartburn medications to develop chronic kidney disease or kidney failure over a five-year period.