Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid are part of a class of heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors. A new study links them to increased risk of kidney disease. A type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors may be linked to long-term kidney damage, a new study suggests.
Also question is, what are the bad side effects of Nexium?
Stop using esomeprazole and call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of low magnesium such as:
- dizziness, confusion;
- fast or uneven heart rate;
- jerking muscle movements;
- jittery feeling;
- diarrhea that is watery or bloody;
- muscle cramps, muscle weakness or limp feeling;
- cough or choking feeling; or.
Can Nexium give you dementia?
Heartburn Drugs Tied to Dementia Risk. Now a large new study has found that they are associated with an increased risk for dementia as well. Proton pump inhibitors, or P.P.I.s, are widely available both by prescription and over the counter under various brand names, including Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium.
What are the side effects of long term use of omeprazole?
Despite their ease of availability and common use, PPIs can have severe side effects. The long-term consequences of chronic PPI use include the potential increased risk of hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia, Clostridium difficile infections, and pneumonia.