Acid Reflux Drug Kidney Injury Lawyers: Reviewing Claims for Nexium, Prilosec, Other PPIs

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted March 18, 2016


October 2023 Update: Following an October 2023 PPI heartburn drug lawsuit settlement, Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is no longer reviewing new potential cases. The information on this page is for informational purposes only.

The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. previously investigated potential Nexium lawsuits, Prilosec lawsuits and other acid reflux drug lawsuits for users of popular proton pump inhibitors (PPI) who were diagnosed with:

  • Acute Kidney Injury or Interstitial Nephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure, Dialysis Treatment or Kidney Transplant
Have You or a Loved One Suffered Kidney Problems
After Using Any of these Acid Reflux Drugs?
  • Nexium
  • Prilosec
  • Dexilant
  • Protronix
  • AcipHex
  • Prevacid
  • Other Acid Reflux Drugs

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are a popular class of heartburn and acid reflux drug, which have been used by millions of Americans.

Although they are marketed as safe and effective, it appears that the drug makers may have failed to adequately warn about the link between side effects of acid reflux drugs and kidney problems, including acute kidney injury, acute interstitial nephritis, chronic kidney disease and renal failure.

Potential claims were previously reviewed by the kidney injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. to determine if financial compensation was available as a result of the drug makers’ apparent decision to place their desire for profits before consumer safety.

Many of our clients claimed that if stronger warnings about the acid reflux drug kidney risks had been provided to consumers and medical providers, many individuals may have been able to avoid this serious injury by limiting use of the drugs, discontinuing after severe episodes of acid reflux or heartburn are over, or pursuing alternative treatments, such as life-style changes.

All acid reflux drug kidney injury cases were pursued by our lawyers under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are never any up-front costs associated with hiring our law firm.

New proton pump inhibitor (PPI) cases are no longer being investigated by Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. The content on this page is for informational purposes only.

169 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • John says:

    I have been taking omeprazole twenty mg and 40 mg.

    Posted on March 19, 2016 at 11:12 pm

  • Shelby says:

    I was diagnosed with fsgs. I was put on nexium after that. Could this drug caues a relapse. I am in remission and have been for awhile now.

    Posted on March 20, 2016 at 3:24 pm

  • Debbie says:

    I have taken prilosec for several years and protonix, currently taking omeprazole I am in 3rd stage kidney failure and have chronic kidney disease ,with no explanation I feel I may qualufy for this suit,

    Posted on March 20, 2016 at 4:03 pm

  • Edna says:

    I have stage 3 kidney disease now , I was at stage 5 in August 2015 . I was on Nexium for a few years, I would have to get the dates from my doctor. I also took Prilosec as well.

    Posted on March 21, 2016 at 7:14 pm

  • Rosemary says:

    My husband passed away September, 2014 from Renal Cell Carcinoma. He took this medicine for many years. Just was wondering if i would have a case now that he is deceased?

    Posted on March 22, 2016 at 7:44 pm

  • Virginia says:

    I have been taking generic prilosec for 3 yrs. I have in last couple of months started having kidney pain. This concerns me, a lot. Already a home health care patient, don’t need a medication making me sicker

    Posted on March 22, 2016 at 10:16 pm

  • Dawn says:

    I never had heart problems until given Prilosec 20 years ago , took for 5 years, and now have colon and stomach issues from Nexium which I have taken about 10 years.

    Posted on March 23, 2016 at 6:45 am

  • gloria says:

    I have used prescription antiacid drug for years, and now my kidneys are not filtering the protein?? I don’t know if I have a case or not???? But I would like to know something??

    Posted on March 24, 2016 at 8:21 pm

  • Dawn says:

    I have taken this for years and they just told me my kidneys are starting to act up. Now I’m frightened. Still taking.

    Posted on March 25, 2016 at 12:50 pm

  • Patricia says:

    I’ve taken Prilosec, then to Nexium for about 12 years. Ive just recently stopped due to what I’ve been hearing about the link to liver disease. I haven’t been diagnosed with liver disease, but I haven’t asked my doctor to test for this either.

    Posted on March 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm

  • Kristen says:

    I have been taking acid reflux medication for many years. I currently have chronic kidney disease. Even though the damage is already done, I would like to find out if my kidney disease is a result of taking this medication.

    Posted on March 25, 2016 at 7:58 pm

  • Priscilla says:

    I used to take Prilosec on a regular basis, now I have stage 3 kidney disease

    Posted on March 26, 2016 at 8:26 am

  • Janelle says:

    I took proteomic for a year.

    Posted on March 26, 2016 at 9:21 pm

  • Mary says:

    I have para-pelvic kidney disease (stage 3a) and got a horrible kidney infection after taking Nexium. Within taking it for 7 days, my urine developed the most horrible smell and infection.

    Posted on March 26, 2016 at 11:47 pm

  • Trisha says:

    I was on those for years! Scary! I pee blood now, randomly, and the Dr’s don’t know why. No tests of course. Could it be from taking Nexium for years????

    Posted on March 27, 2016 at 9:54 am

  • Frank says:

    I been taking a generic for Protonix called Pantoprazole Sodium 40 mg for 10 years and just found out that I have CKD Stage 3 GFR 30-59 ml/min.

    Posted on March 27, 2016 at 11:36 am

  • Wanda says:

    I’ve been on nexium for YEARS! First I’ve ever heard this. I have GERD and have a hiatal hernia.

    Posted on March 27, 2016 at 10:38 pm

  • sharon says:

    I have a Chronic Kidney Disease. It’s in Stage 2. I have to go for more blood test and doctor again this summer.

    Posted on March 28, 2016 at 11:31 am

  • Kathie says:

    I was taking Omeprazole 20mg for 2 years and 7 days ago my MD put me on Famotidine 40mg. I experienced severe burning in my chest, and if I tried to “burp the burn”, I also lost the contents of my stomach. Liver damage or not, today (3-28-2016) I went back on the Omeprazole and hoping my stomach goes back to where it was feeling good very soon.

    Posted on March 28, 2016 at 12:35 pm

  • Shelly says:

    Is there a list of medications ? I’ve been on one for 3 yrs and I’d like to know some options

    Posted on March 28, 2016 at 9:22 pm

  • Sarah says:

    This just scared me to death. I was diagnosed with fsgs as a child. My pcp gave me nexium for reflux, switched to ompramzole…glad I dont take it everyday now. Im going to find a specialist to check out my kidneys… what the hell people??

    Posted on March 28, 2016 at 10:40 pm

  • Paula says:

    I began taking Nexium 15years ago. I stayed on it for about 3years then switched to omeprazole 40 mg. I have taken a40mg. pill every morning since then. I haven’t had any kidney problems but I think I need to make an appointment to get this checked out.

    Posted on March 28, 2016 at 11:20 pm

  • Lori says:

    Have been on all the acid reflux drugs since before 2011. I currently don’t have kidney disease that I know of. Does everyone on thelse meds get this problem? I have a hyatel hernia and Barrett esophogus have been told I need to be on this medication forever. I now have a chronic cough ??

    Posted on March 29, 2016 at 4:48 pm

  • Pamela says:

    I was going through cancer treatment, they had me on Nexium….I was throwing up everything I ate and drank…my kidneys failed and was on diaylsis for a year, I just so happen to run out of my Nexium, and when not taking it..The sick stomach got alot better…I got off of dialysis and kidney creatin goes up n down all the time. My family Dr at the time said that I likely had a reaction to the Nexium…so not sure if it was the Nexium or chemo or a combination of both for my kidney failure…

    Posted on March 29, 2016 at 11:51 pm

  • Sandra says:

    I have taken Nexium on an off for the last 16 years an only take it when the acid reflux is at its very worse. There are times when I know my kidneys were hurting but never made the connection it was because of the Nexium. Getting tested to see if I might have a Hiatel Hernia or peptic ulcer.

    Posted on March 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm

  • EssentiallyLinda says:

    I’m wondering if medical professionals are trained or even open to educating people suffering with symptoms to first make dietary changes before prescribing meds that pharmaceutical companies push on them! Doctors need to be held accountable for their “do no harm” vow and do their due diligence like I’ve needed to do on my own after being epically disappointed & misdiagnosed for over 30 years. About 25 years ago my kidneys had begun to shut down & sent me into preterm labor. Afterwards my OB /GYN put me on Rx during my pregnancies but I regret that now. Contact me to learn ways to avoid needing Rx’s & OTC drugs and their long-term side effects!

    Posted on March 30, 2016 at 3:28 pm

  • Fransisco says:

    I had a mri and they said i got a cyst on my kidnys… ive been taking heartburn medicine four about six years now…

    Posted on March 31, 2016 at 3:24 pm

  • Gail says:

    I have took nexium for years i’m in stage 3 kidney failure. I have really bad acid reflux .

    Posted on March 31, 2016 at 4:54 pm

  • pam says:

    I’ve been on one of them for a few years now and I have a lot of kidney/ bladder pain its like a UTI some times I’m diagnosed with uti / bladder infections other times I hurt so bad but the can never find out why . Would love to find out . I also read where a couple of these drugs are linked to dementia .

    Posted on March 31, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  • Fonda says:

    My husband and have taken this medicine for years. He now in stage 3 of kidney failure. Could that have cause this. Both of our daughters also take the same medicine.

    Posted on March 31, 2016 at 6:20 pm

  • Mary says:

    I have been taking Nexium for years now and have started having problems. Should I stop taking this drug now, before problems get worse? I also take Pepcid! Still have acid reflux!

    Posted on March 31, 2016 at 8:58 pm

  • Rita says:

    I have been taking Protonix for years I recently was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. And had laproscopic nephrectomy total in Jan other kidney numbers aren’t quite right. Could taking this Protonix for acid reflux. Here, and hyatal herni have caused this?

    Posted on March 31, 2016 at 11:21 pm

  • Judy says:

    I have been taking omeprazole for at least 15 years, with at least 12 years at twice a day dosage. My creatinine levels have gradually increased and have multiple cysts on both kidneys. Still trying to determine the causes.

    Posted on April 1, 2016 at 5:41 am

  • Linda says:

    I had a bad allergic reaction to Protonix..very bad swelling all over! Now I take omeprazole 40 mg as needed…my recent labs are showing signs of possible kidney problem!

    Posted on April 1, 2016 at 5:15 pm

  • Josephine says:

    I have acid reflux and I’m taking prolisec my kidneys hurt I go back to the doctor on Monday April 4th 2015

    Posted on April 1, 2016 at 5:32 pm

  • Jean says:

    I was taking Zantac, then Nexium for years, I am now taking Protonics for the last 3 years and I am now in end- stage kidney failure, on dialysis!

    Posted on April 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm

  • Mary says:

    I’ve taken these off and on for so many years I’ve lost count now what do I do

    Posted on April 1, 2016 at 8:44 pm

  • Pam says:

    I took Nexium for years..I had to have a kidney removed January 13, 2015. I hate all these drugs they come out with..they tell us it ok take take them then come to find out the drugs do more harm than good.

    Posted on April 1, 2016 at 8:53 pm

  • Ginny says:

    I have been on PPI for 10 years at least what should I look for concerning my health

    Posted on April 1, 2016 at 11:04 pm

  • Shelia says:

    I’am on Dexilant has anyone had any problems taking this?? Worried about thanking this medicine now been taking it over a year now.

    Posted on April 2, 2016 at 9:43 am

  • Linda says:

    I have a Hiatel Hernia I have been on Omeprazole 20&40 mg.for 4 years, I was told I would need this all my life as when I don’t take one I have terrible heart burn. I have had a least 3 Drs, tell me their are no side effects and it won’t hurt me to take one everyday. I have my kidney checked once a year as I only have 1 kidney as I donated one in 2005. As Dec. 2015 my kidney function was fine, but this really scares me. I wonder if there another alternative to solve my heartburn due to the Hiatel Hernia.

    Posted on April 2, 2016 at 10:12 am

  • Judy says:

    I have had several stomach issues and afib since I have been on prolisec for 2 years.

    Posted on April 2, 2016 at 10:46 am

  • Veronica says:

    Iv been taking 40 mg of protonix for 17 years, right after my heart surgery

    Posted on April 3, 2016 at 1:54 am

  • paula says:

    Was on nexium couply years then priolsec then omeprozole 20 mg now 40 cyst on kidney should i be worried

    Posted on April 3, 2016 at 2:27 am

  • Tracy says:

    I have stage 4 kidney disease and have been on Nexium for three years. Just found out about my kidney disease last month. I’m one stage away from dialysis.

    Posted on April 3, 2016 at 11:17 am

  • mary says:

    I took nexume for years then prosec.and now on omeprazol. And took it for years.I had esophagus geal cancer.and other problems.

    Posted on April 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm

  • Randy says:

    Been takin these for 20 yrs plus

    Posted on April 4, 2016 at 4:51 am

  • Barbara says:

    Have taken one of these drugs for 34 yrs and now have chronic Kidney disease and have had it for 3 yrs.

    Posted on April 4, 2016 at 8:43 am

  • Rachel says:

    This is really scary. I was on nexium for years. On prilosec for a couple years and currently on generic protonix.

    Posted on April 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

  • marcia says:

    I have been on protonix for two years…and have recently noticed that my kidneys are not clearing the amount that they should based on the amount of water that I take in per day and my blood pressure is now out of control

    Posted on April 4, 2016 at 10:41 am

  • nancy says:

    I have been on nexium for about 12 years now, having kidney issues now, last year stones, now an adrenal adenoma! on the left kidney, I have to go see a Urologist to see if I have a upj blockage the urther to the kidney!

    Posted on April 4, 2016 at 3:26 pm

  • Mike says:

    “Any” acid reflux medication? I have been taking it every other day for at least 10 years.

    Posted on April 4, 2016 at 8:23 pm

  • JERRY says:

    I have been taking the generic for Protonix for several years and I have blood in my urine quite often. Sometimes pretty painful when I pee.

    Posted on April 5, 2016 at 2:57 am

  • Ronda says:

    I’ve been on Omeprezole 40 MG for at least 10 years and recently started having severe kidney pain with my kidneys spilling protien and albumim is this causing my problems?

    Posted on April 5, 2016 at 3:27 am

  • paula says:

    I have been on opramazole for 5 years and in the past 2 I’ve had so much stomach and intestinal problems and backaches and finally I’m getting sent for test but I’m always sick now

    Posted on April 5, 2016 at 3:57 pm

  • Cindy says:

    I have been taking for years

    Posted on April 5, 2016 at 6:45 pm

  • Linda says:

    I have taken several of these medications for 30 yrs and just in the past 4 years have been in stage 3 kidney disease

    Posted on April 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm

  • Yvette says:

    I’ve been taking Prevacid for seven years 15mg twice a day was prescribed to take 4 pills a day. Now my doctor tells me my liver enzyme is up could this be the reason. I have acid reflux everyday acid ft er everything I eat what can I do???

    Posted on April 6, 2016 at 7:24 am

  • Kathy says:

    I’ve been on 2 maybe 3 of those listed for about 15 years. Just got diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease. Not very happy right now!

    Posted on April 6, 2016 at 7:42 am

  • Joe says:

    I have been on Nexium 40mg. for the last 15 years, never had any problems. Have my blood checked once a year. All seems to be well.

    Posted on April 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm

  • Carlene says:

    I have been on Nexium for 18 years and on Protonix, Prevacid, and Prilosec before that.. I don’t know if I would qualify for this but would like to know. Please let me know. Thank you!

    Posted on April 6, 2016 at 6:57 pm

  • christina says:

    should I worrie I take all of them

    Posted on April 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

  • Julie says:

    I’ve been taking Nexium for over 10 years and I have unexplained pains in my side and stomach. I’ve been curious if it was due to the Nexium. I quit taking it a few days ago and have been drinking Aloe Vera instead, but I feel that nothing is working as good as Nexium, so I guess bring on the side pains and stomach pains :(.

    Posted on April 6, 2016 at 9:06 pm

  • Shelley says:

    So have I John, but not for years. Long enough though. It’s at least 2 years. I’m kind of concerned after reading this.

    Posted on April 7, 2016 at 5:03 am

  • shelley says:

    I too have been taking omerperolzi for a few years. 40 mg. and he told me I can take 2 but I didn’t. Now I read this and I wonder if it affected me. I have been having some symptoms but don’t know if it’s the bladder or the kidneys. I’ve been to a urologist before I even read this and he said I was fine. But he didn”t do any sort of tests. I don’t need these worries with all the other health issues I’m going through.

    Posted on April 7, 2016 at 5:16 am

  • sheila says:

    I have been on dexilant for over a month now think I will stop this also in the past have taken others now get kidney infections

    Posted on April 7, 2016 at 10:29 am

  • Thomas says:

    I have been having severe pain in my stomach and in my kidneys. Thinking it’s kidney stones I go to the Dr thinking that’s what it is and it’s not. I have had so many ct scans in the last few years 22 to be exact. I also have blood in my urine and has a odor to it…I don’t know what to do about it…

    Posted on April 7, 2016 at 12:56 pm

  • Gwendolyn says:

    I’ve taken protonix for about 7 years, then they switched me over to omenrazole I’ve been on this for at least ten years. I have Gerd and a Hiatal Hernia, and I’m still under going test for severe abdominal pain, I wish we could get to the bottom of this.?

    Posted on April 7, 2016 at 3:52 pm

  • Donna says:

    Have been using Omeprazole 20 mg for the past 5yrs and have been diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease also have taken Prilosec 40 mg, Zantac 20 mg,Pepcid AC 20mg in the past. I have taken one or the other for the past 20yrs…… Wasn’t aware of the this side effect from this drug.

    Posted on April 7, 2016 at 8:21 pm

  • Margaret says:

    Frightening news! I have taken some sort of acid reflux medication for 20 years now. My doctor told me yesterday (4/7/16) that I should try another type of medication. Presently I am taking Nexium on her advice as of last year; I have taken Prilosec, Omeprazole, Aciphex, and Dexilant over the last 20 years. There are problems associated with this type of drug that indicate they may cause dimentia, bone loss, and kidney disease!! Wow! Acid reflux (heartburn) can be miserable…but is relief from that misery worth these other problems?? Who can we trust (if not our doctors) to safely guide us through our health problems??? My recent lab work does not indicate a problem with kidneys…but liver enzymes have been abnormal for several years. I have had several endoscopy procedures over the last 10 years and had a severely diseased gall bladder removed. I have only suffered a few bladder/kidney infections during these years but I am wondering if kidney disease, bone fractures, or dimentia is in my near future??!!

    Posted on April 8, 2016 at 1:16 pm

  • Winnie says:

    I have been on nixum for a long time and other acid drugs606

    Posted on April 9, 2016 at 5:08 pm

  • markeita says:


    Posted on April 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

  • Linda says:

    I have been on these meds since they came out in the early 90s and was told I need it for life. All kinds of problems without answers. This is crazy it’s one medicine or another doing more harm than good. This needs to stop like yesterday.

    Posted on April 9, 2016 at 7:14 pm

  • Diane says:

    I have taken both protonix and prilosec for years (one or the other) and was just told by my doctor that I have stage 3 chronic kidney disease. I think I could probably be a candidate for this law suit. The only problem is that I am afraid to stop taking it due to severe acid reflux.

    Posted on April 9, 2016 at 7:19 pm

  • Christine says:

    I have been on nexus Prevacid Zantac prilosec and now Omer idol in stage 4 kkidney failure still taking for acid reflux what do I do just diagnosed acids stage 4 chronic kidney failure hope to hear back ft you on my case

    Posted on April 10, 2016 at 10:20 am

  • janice says:

    I took medium for years for acid reflux and haired hernia. I switched to protonix because it cost less and worked just as good. But I never had kidney or bladder problems till the last year. I have had several infections .they are very painful.

    Posted on April 10, 2016 at 12:41 pm

  • De says:

    I have taken heart burn meds for years. Went to Prisolec for years then it wore off so went to Nexium. Been on it for over 20 yrs. Doctor at my last blood draw says I do have some kidney concerns. He told me it was Celebrex. Quit taking that for a long time. Now only occasionally. Maybe my kidney problem is from Nexium. I have Barrett’s diseases. Not too bad, but still can turn into cancer.
    I think I’m getting a new doctor. Been with him for 4
    30 years.

    Posted on April 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

  • Mary ann says:

    I have had a kidney failure 2 yrs ago and Dr s had no reason or answer where my infection came from. Having an infection led to kidney failure and staying in the Hospital almost a month and was put on kidney machine. I was taking Nexium for years and was given it to me from my gastrologist. I don’t have any paperwork on Medium except my Dr. Should have it on my file. I have been off Nexium a few yrs. And my kidneys are ok now.
    I do not know if this is considering a case or not since at the time of failure no mention of the med. Problem.
    Thank you

    Posted on April 10, 2016 at 2:08 pm

  • Luz says:

    I have been taking protonic /pantoprazole 40mg twices a day for 15+year and I wonder if the pain I get on my right side of my stomach that radiates to my back has anything to do with this medication plus I also have polyps 3mm to 8mm throughout my whole stomach and fundus

    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 9:08 am

  • sandra says:

    I have been on acid reflux meds for years, Zantac, and Prilosec. I have several cysts on my kidneys now. I am not going to take it no more, this is scary. I wonder if thats the reason I have cysts.

    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 9:25 am

  • Linda says:

    My husband has been on Pantoprazole NA 40mg..for about a year…..his kidney labs have been an issue…..should we persue this with his VA Drs. .?

    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 10:09 am

  • Bonnie says:

    I as well as my husband Larry have both taken this medication for many years was wondering if we quilfy

    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 12:39 pm

  • Dennis says:

    What about zantac? I have taken otc prilosec. Should i get tested?

    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm

  • Ana says:

    I have been on these for a while!!

    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

  • Charlotte says:

    Have been on Nexium for years, only med that will control acid reflux. Had kidney cancer 3 years ago & have lots of bladder infections.

    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 2:03 pm

  • Amanda says:

    I’ve been taking nexium for several years I currently have no kidney issues but I don’t see anything about zantac otc…is it safe?

    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm

  • Kathleen says:

    I have been taking Nexeum off and on for years. Recently took genric of Nexeum. Now on genric of Zanac. In December was diagnosed with cysts in both my kidneys. Have microscopic blood in my urine. Sent to see a urologist. He is monitoring me.

    Posted on April 11, 2016 at 10:11 pm

  • larry says:

    You guys search. ‘apple cider vinegar for acid reflux” eating an apple becore bed time heips also. I was eating tums like candy. Doc told me to switch to nexium. Did that for a couple of months until some one told me about apple cider vinegar. Been using ACV for at least 5 years now.

    Posted on April 12, 2016 at 7:57 am

  • Diane says:

    I have been taking 300 mg Zantac for many many years now. Occasionally I get pain in my kidneys but Drs say it’s muscle. Is Zantac one of the drugs included in this suit? Also notice a change in urine.

    Posted on April 12, 2016 at 1:04 pm

  • Nina says:

    My husband has been taking Pantoprazole and lab tests show kidney problems. Should he go off of it immediately. Not sure how long he has taken it or when kidney lab results started showing up as unfavorable.

    I also took two or three of these (some over the counter and some prescription), but I stopped. As of now, I only have frequent urination but am 76 years old. Had no idea that these drugs were bad for you.

    Posted on April 13, 2016 at 11:31 pm

  • Annette says:

    I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux several years ago.. I was put on Prilosec for several years, and in the last couple of years, it was changed to NEXIUM… I can tell I have an issue with my kidneys… haven’t been to the dr. yet, however after reading this, I will have it checked out…

    Posted on April 14, 2016 at 10:32 am

  • Cindy says:

    Have take ppi’s for so many years. This is very worrisome. have all kinds ofhealth issues. How does one know what may be accountable for which ?
    Heart problems which have worsened in some ways.
    Stomach issues.
    Kidney/bladder problems.
    Sleep issues.
    Even skin issues.
    Did I miss anything ?

    Posted on April 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm

  • Judy says:

    I have taking all of these meds I now have had colon cancer Crohns cyst on kidney Graves’ disease high blood pressure heart problems fluid in legs and feet could this be from these meds I have taken for 23 yrs

    Posted on April 14, 2016 at 11:14 pm

  • Carol says:

    I am on protonix 40mg prescription and have had UTIs consistently one after another, on antibiotics more thn off them for the past year.

    Posted on April 15, 2016 at 1:36 am

  • Marleen says:

    I have been taking Omeprazole for years and was diagnosed with Renovascular Hypertension and stage 3 Kidney disease.

    Posted on April 16, 2016 at 12:57 am

  • Nancy says:

    I am taking pantaprazol. What are the signs to look for of kidney disease or problems.

    Posted on April 19, 2016 at 7:20 pm

  • Sharon says:

    Have been taking prilosec for hhhgggvseveral years (40 mg). I am now stage 2 chronic kidney disease. Will you notifiy if there is a case?

    Posted on April 19, 2016 at 11:29 pm

  • Kathy says:

    I too have been taking omeprazole for years. Recently diagnosed with stage 3 ckd cronic bone pain and some heart issues.
    I have an appointment with a Gastrologist after having a upper and lower scope done. Surgeon seems to think I have IBS.

    Posted on April 21, 2016 at 8:42 pm

  • Kathy says:

    I too have been taking several different acid reflux medication. The latest one is omeprazole 40 mg.
    Recently was diagnosed with 3rd stage ckd, cronic bone pain and heart problems. Had an upper and lower scope done. The surgeon is sending me to a Gastrologist thinks I might have IBS. What is next

    Posted on April 21, 2016 at 8:52 pm

  • Tracy says:

    I have to taking heartburn medicine if I don’t taking it medicine for heartburn I can’t stand it feeling food come up my thoart hate taste like fire burn Okay what to do? Do I have to stop taking the medicine but I can’t stop it oh lord was awful

    Posted on April 21, 2016 at 11:49 pm

  • Kathryn says:

    This information is so depressing. Proscribed omeprazol a few years ago and now I have CKD stage 3. What these pharmaceutical companies are doing is criminal. I am submitting my claim for review.

    Posted on April 22, 2016 at 4:38 pm

  • Nancy says:

    I have acid reflux and erosion on my esophagus,I buy Nexum over the counter ,take only 20mg, but was told by take 40,I may go to tums for awhile.Since the dr.found cyst on my left kidney,had several kidney infections.UTI infections,do not want to get kidney disease or cancer!

    Posted on April 22, 2016 at 10:12 pm

  • Brenda says:

    My Mother has taken omeprozole for years. In October she was diagnosed with renal insufficiency. She now has to have Dialysis 3 times a week. We have no known kidney diseases in our family history. Recently I have asked doctors to take her off of Omeprozole and to never put her on it again.

    Posted on April 22, 2016 at 11:56 pm

  • kim says:

    I have been on prilosec for about 5 years. Just about 7 months on pepsid. And now I been on reglan as well since January.. I have severe acid reflux and now I have gastroperethis. My stomach doesn’t function properly anymore. I was told that my stomach is partially paralyzed.

    Posted on April 23, 2016 at 2:15 pm

  • christine says:

    I have been taking proton and Zantac for several years would have to check with my pharmacy to see exactly how long , ,but 9 months ago plus I was diagnosed with stage 3 kidney failure with no cause I’ve asked dr.s why did I get this they don’t have no answer so I’m thinking it’s these two medicines ,,I have already filed a claim . ..kidney failure is very scarry feeling . .

    Posted on April 24, 2016 at 6:17 pm

  • Linda says:

    I have taken those pills for years, day after Christmas I was hospitalized for Kidney failure, now on Dyslisis three times a week.. Very disturbed by this news..

    Posted on April 24, 2016 at 11:03 pm

  • Anna says:

    Being taking nexium and Prilosec for years. Keep kidney infection.

    Posted on April 25, 2016 at 9:27 am

  • Eva says:

    Scary to hear this, on a product you trusted. My back hurts all the time.I have severe bladder dumps and gotten worse in the last year.I’ve been taking the product for years.Not really wanting a suit , I’m only keeping tract on what’s going on this way.Thank you.

    Posted on April 26, 2016 at 5:49 am

  • Roy says:

    I took two of the drugs for twenty seven years lost my right kindey because of cancer and my left kindey at 2 I was told by my Dr it gets worse I would be put on dilsy. So I am wondering if this drugs is the cause of my kindeny problems

    Posted on April 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm

  • emma says:

    I took photonic then was switch to Nexium. I developed hemoytic leukemia

    Posted on April 27, 2016 at 10:17 am

  • Patricia says:

    I have been one one or the other since 1989, recently I talk to my Dr. about this for I have had to have prescription for.kidney and bladder essues. She says that that is not a taking those drugs for that long. I feel something is wrong for she can’t get rid of the problem.

    Posted on April 27, 2016 at 3:52 pm

  • Dorothy says:

    I have been diagnosed with ckd stage 3. I took Nexium for several years several years ago for acid reflex.

    Posted on April 27, 2016 at 11:08 pm

  • Betty says:

    I’ve been taking Omeprazole for years & so has my husband. I need to know what type symptoms we need to look for ??????

    Posted on April 28, 2016 at 1:47 am

  • Wanda says:

    I have stage 3 kidney disease..

    Posted on April 28, 2016 at 11:32 am

  • Joyce says:

    I was on nexium and prefaced for over 15 years. In 2008 I had kidney cancer. They removed my left kidney. I now take zantac now. Was wondering if the drugs had anything to do with my cancer. Thank you

    Posted on April 29, 2016 at 7:57 pm

  • Sue says:

    I have been on a few of these protonix, Prevacid and omeprazole. I’m afraid of the long term effects. Should I have my kidneys checked?

    Posted on April 29, 2016 at 10:12 pm

  • lina says:

    I’ve taken Prilosec 22 years. I can’t function without it. I have reflux so bad if I didn’t take it. I would have to have my throat dilated every 4 to 5 years. What are you suppose to take instead??????????????

    Posted on April 30, 2016 at 6:39 am

  • Darren says:

    Hi iv been taking prilosec for 11 years nw for my hiatal hernia an my kidneys have been bothering me so I went to the er found to stones one in the left one in the an a swelled liver an splean an pancreas they dnt no wat caused it yt.

    Posted on May 1, 2016 at 11:05 am

  • Sheila says:

    My husband has been on Prilosec and Nexium for years. He had kidney cancer and had a nephrectomy 2 1/2 years ago. Wonder if it was caused by either of these.

    Posted on May 1, 2016 at 9:56 pm

  • Bob says:

    I have chronic kidney dz according to my GFR which runs from the high 40’s to mid 50’s. Was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2010 and as a result my kidneys were not functioning normally. I was taking Zantac 150 morning and night at the time. I went through chemotherapy and two stem cell transplants and was then was placed on protonix 40 mg. my BUN and creatinine are up and down and rarely normal. I have now been on protonix for about 3 years now.

    Posted on May 1, 2016 at 10:55 pm

  • Erlito says:

    Im taking heart burn drugs for so many years and I start having kidney pain.

    Posted on May 1, 2016 at 11:21 pm

  • Christine says:

    I am terrified to see this. So scared to go to the doctor. Prilosec. For 3 years daily.

    Posted on May 3, 2016 at 2:39 pm

  • Catherine says:

    I take 20mg and have a cyst on my left kidney and a lesion on my liver.

    Posted on May 3, 2016 at 8:58 pm

  • Joel says:

    I have been taking antiacids from Doctor non for last twenty years when all of a sudden l DEVOLVED stage three kidney failure about eight are nine years ago!!! Would be nice to know if that is what’s causing the failure sense Dr. Still has me on

    Posted on May 3, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  • James says:

    I have been on Prilosec for about 15 years. Now one of my kidneys has a cyst on it.

    Posted on May 4, 2016 at 12:02 pm

  • Marie says:

    What about Ranitidine?

    Posted on May 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

  • brenda says:

    I have been on all of these proton inhibitors since 2002 after my gastric bypass surgery, am now on protonix. I have to take diuretics to take care of edema. Heart is good. Stress tests are all good. Would edema be the starting of kidney problems?

    Posted on May 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm

  • Betty says:

    I agree Larry. However the Apple Cider Vinegar seemed a little harsh for my tummy. I went to raw coconut vinegar with some raw honey to sweeten a bit. Really helps. I also find carrying some unsalted roast almonds can stop the burn if I am out and about.
    IF I need ‘medical’ help, nipping off small sections of “tums’ (not the whole tablet) can get me by when things are at their worse. This is mostly at night.
    Why do they let these drugs out before they know what will happen long term? Oh wait I think I know the answer $$$$$.
    Doing a lot of researching these days to get away from Big Pharm as much as possible.
    Hopefully I got off before any issue had time to set in.

    Posted on May 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm

  • Linda says:

    Been on 40mg Nexium for 19 years for Barrettes Syndrome and now Stage 4 kidney disease

    Posted on May 7, 2016 at 5:57 pm

  • Christy says:

    I’ve been taking Pantoprazole 40 mg 2x a day for a few years now. I’ve been having sharp pains on the right lower side of my back. I haven’t thought anything of it because I do have back problems. The pain has been getting worse as of recent, I’m worried. Does this medication fall under this potential kidney risk?

    Posted on May 8, 2016 at 7:34 am

  • Denise says:

    I have been taking these meds for over 15 years. I had a kidney injury and my kidney function always shows up abnormal. This is very upsetting to hear about! I have made the proper lifestyle changes and I still need these. Why weren’t doctor’s informed about this?

    Posted on May 8, 2016 at 7:54 am

  • alison says:

    Took both Prilosec and Nexium over a 15+ year period; just diagnosed with cysts and cancer in right kidney. Would like to be a part of a mass torte if you ever get interested in cancer patients.

    Posted on May 9, 2016 at 3:53 pm

  • Marian says:

    I have been taking Prilosec for a little over two years. On 4/27/16 had a ct scan for pains in the stomach and both sides.. everything was fine except it revealed a mass on my left kidney
    No problems with kidneys or bladder until now.

    Posted on May 14, 2016 at 5:11 pm

  • Andrea says:

    I need some infro for my husband, he has been on ranitidine for 13 years and he is now has stage 4 kidneys disease. We needs to know if this medications cause it. Thanks you.

    Posted on May 16, 2016 at 9:47 am

  • Ruth says:

    I have been on Prilsec for several years now . In Nov 2015 I was diagnosed with elevated kidney , liver numbers, type 2 diabetes , HBP and now low back pain

    Posted on May 23, 2016 at 11:47 am

  • Teresa says:

    I’m concerned about this because I was put on Nexium 40mg twice a day for acid reflux that the doctor said came up through my sinuses. After the generic came out I continued to use it and have been on it for about 8-9 years.
    My husband was diagnosed with GERD about 20 years ago and was put on Prilosec and has taken the generic since it came out.
    I don’t think either one of us have problems with our Kidneys but I don’t really know how we’d know for sure. I know my husband has had to have a lot of blood tests about magnesium being real low.
    What I want to know from ANYBODY who really knows is what could be taken instead of these drugs for GERD, fsgs etc?

    Posted on May 31, 2016 at 3:57 pm

  • Judith says:

    I am in the same boat I can understand all those symptoms and when I tell the doctors they run rest but no explanation why and then look at me like I’m nuts. Well I’m tired of being sick and tired how do I get any help with this. Also known fact I do have blood in my urine and no explanation of course.

    Posted on June 8, 2016 at 11:20 pm

  • Damaris says:

    Ive been taking nexium for many years,and iv been feeling week and im wonderig if these meds have to do with the way i feel

    Posted on June 13, 2016 at 2:57 am

  • Jerrie says:

    I had a CT scan for my lungs and they found a cyst on my kidney, been taking Nexium for over 15 years.

    Posted on June 23, 2016 at 2:55 pm

  • Linda says:

    I was on Prilosec for about 20 years. I guess I am lucky that my kidneys seem to be alright, but I have another issue. I finally got off of Prilosec at my doctors advice. Now I have a chronic cough, and many bothersome throat issues. The doctors have confirmed that this is a side effect of getting off Prilosec. Their only solution was to get back on it! No way! These throat issues are not going away. No one seems to mention this side effect.

    Posted on July 2, 2016 at 2:53 am

  • Hope says:

    I just had a MRI last month and I now have several cyst in my kidney. Could this be the results of taking many of these proton inhibitors for I know 15+ yrs and counting

    Posted on July 10, 2016 at 8:48 pm

  • Georgia says:

    I have taken both Prilosec and Prevacid for over 5 years and now Nexium for over 3 years. In January I was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney disease. Could these medicines be the cause?

    Posted on July 28, 2016 at 5:38 pm

  • Rob says:

    I have been on ppi’s since I was in my 20’s now 58 in 2013 ended up having to have my stomach removed because of polyps and severe pain along w 5 polyps were pre-cancerous. Now living w pain daily trouble eating and basically life! I know all the lawsuits rt now are kidney related but I feel like there are more cases out there like mine that need help.

    Posted on August 18, 2016 at 7:13 pm

  • J says:

    I took Nexium about 15 years ago for acid reflux. For the past year I have been taking Ranitidine and just found out my GFR is 48. I’m going to Nephrologist for more tests. I am 48 and very healthy.

    Posted on September 18, 2016 at 11:05 pm

  • Suzanne , says:

    I had been taking nexium for a long time for acid reflux, I have cysts in my kidneys and I’m stage 3 kidney disease, I also took omeprazol for a time, and my kidney level we nt a little higher. I don,t know how the drug company’s can get away with giving us drugs that will hurt our kidneys,now that I,ve stopped using them my kidneys will not get better!!!!

    Posted on October 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm

  • Donita says:

    I took nexium for 11yrs and have had renal cell carcinoma twice… 7 years in between! Was taking nexium the whole time…

    Posted on January 25, 2017 at 6:56 am

  • Kathy says:

    I had the same thing happen to me blocked ureter had to have reconstructive surgery. I had it done at Lahey Hospital in MA they had to cut my ureter and reimplant it into my bladder flap. The whole ordeal was horriable more then 1 surgery for stents got infection more than once. Was quit sick for well over 2 years. Never get a 100%. Never knew this was caused by taking heartburn medication. Thought it was from hysterectomy I had 5 years prior. good luck.

    Posted on February 26, 2017 at 2:30 am

  • Becky says:

    Wow this really scares me I take the off brand to Prilosec I have bleeding ulcers coititus ibs diverticulitis and gerd and notice my lower left side in my back hurts sometimes but they say blood work ok I wonder now if this is why I have​ all these stomach issues

    Posted on March 28, 2017 at 10:46 am

  • Leila says:

    I took me in for years till I found out I have kidney failure and they are watching real close

    Posted on June 26, 2017 at 12:21 pm

  • Lorna says:

    I’ve been on Prilosec for about one year. I started taking Omeprazole because I can get in through my medical insurance much cheaper since it is generic Prilosec. I can hardly eat anything or a horrible heartburn attack comes. Can’t have any sweets, coffee even decafe and I can can’t stand no coffee. No spice foods, you get the point. I have terrible pain in my back from other things but I really need to lay down sometime and I can’t. If I eat something I have to sit up for 3 hours before I can lay down but then it’s to late. It’s time to eat a little lunch then you have to sit up another 3 hours. Because of this I’ve stopped eating once a day. I never eat breakfast anymore. I’ve lost 10 lbs in 2 weeks. I can hardly urinate. I try drinking water but most times I can’t swallow it because it just squirts out of my mouth. I can’t live like this much longer. I want my life back. What can I do and is thier a lawyer that can help?

    Posted on August 18, 2017 at 4:18 am

  • gary says:

    i have Ben taking thews drugs fore a long time. maybe 8 years. i pee all the time. and pee real slow.and when i am throw i steel feel like i have to pee.i cannot afford to go to a doctor.

    Posted on September 22, 2017 at 6:53 pm

  • sharlene says:

    Hi I’ve been on Nexium most of my life I’ve always had stomach problems always bloated never knew why also had UTIs and was taken amoxicillin or something as well as D Nexium or Prilosec I have a lot of bladder problems and sometimes my kidneys hurt I never knew why maybe it has something to do with this product

    Posted on October 21, 2017 at 10:40 pm

  • Reba says:

    My father died in April 2017. He has taken any all acid reflux medication for well over 10 years. Would I have a case?

    Posted on January 30, 2018 at 2:47 pm

  • JoAnna says:

    Hi, i hope you can help me. I have been having acute cystitis and kidney infection one after another and I’m starting to suspect it was my long term use of Nexium, Pepcid, Omeprizole and endless bottles of tums and rolaids to treat my GERDS that is to blame. I have had this wicked heartburn omg 20 years i think and been on medication a long time. I ended up having surger in 1998 at Cooperstown Hospital NY for a Laporoscopic Fundlipication. Primarily they tie a knot in the top of your stomach. It has to allow food to pass through but it doesn’t want to allow acid relfux to pass through. I didnt take long for the knot to loosen and i had wicked hearburn once again. Last year March 15, 2017 i had another surgery so i could get off the Nexium i had been on for many years!!! This time they retightened the knot but also actually took my stomach and attached it in one place because it kept trying to push up into my throat. It was a rough surgery. I found out from a biopsy that i have Barretts Esophagus. That means the lining in my throat showed abnormal. It is a precancerous condition from all the acid reflux over the years. Doesn’t mean i will get cancer but i have to keep an eye on it and get it checked every couple years. So after the surgery everything was going good at first and then i started to notice my heartburn coming back. I’m also getting the uti that are a connection somehow. I feel it. I have several other issues too. I have osteopenia, ibs, clinical depression, degenerative disc disease, cervical spondylosis, hypothyroidism, Arthritis in my back knees and neck. Migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome. I know this is a lot to take in. I hope you call and you can help. I’m sure I’ve forgetten something. I am in a lot of daily pain not just from the Fibromyalgia but pelvic pain from the infections. I can already feel another coming on because it hurts to pee. This just isn’t normal. I am devastated with this. Thanks for reading.

    Posted on March 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

  • roger says:

    I have taking 40 milligrams of nexium for over 15 years now my kidneys hurt terribley please me

    Posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:33 pm

  • Connie says:

    I have been taking Prilosec for about 10 years now , have been having a lot of stomach issues it has only gotten worse now I’m scheduled for a surgery called fundoplication its where they wrap the top of my stomach around my esophagus it’s supposed to strengthen where I won’t have GERD anymore and help the lining in my esophagus and stomach I was wondering if the lawsuit pertained to me .

    Posted on August 13, 2018 at 2:09 pm

  • Connie says:

    I have been taking Prilosec for about 10 years now , have been having a lot of stomach issues it has only gotten worse now I’m scheduled for a surgery called fundoplication its where they wrap the top of my stomach around my esophagus it’s supposed to strengthen where I won’t have GERD anymore and help the lining in my esophagus and stomach I was wondering if the lawsuit pertained to me .

    Posted on August 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm

  • Barbara says:

    I have taking 40mg. of Omeprizole for years. I just found out I have kidney disease. I now only have70% kidney function. My kidney Dr. told me to stop taking Omeprazole. I had never heard that it might cause kidney disease. At least two Drs. gave me prescriptions for this medicine .

    Posted on November 11, 2018 at 8:09 pm

  • Sandra says:

    My husband took just One Nexium tablet if I’d had been at work he would have been dead now ! He had a severe reaction whereby he hyperventilated for 24 hrs. I sat with him and gave him oxygen throughout the night whilst Bulgarian hospital staff left him in a bed to suffer ! Nexium was bought in the UK from Boots the chemist ! This drug can kill do not buy it !!!

    Posted on November 15, 2018 at 3:53 pm

  • Homer says:

    My mother died of kidney and live failure due to prilosec. She was also put on tylenol for chronic arthritis. Unfortunately none of the lawyers in West Virginia do not want to take the case. Saint Mary’s Hosphital also misdiagnosed a case of pneumonia in her at the same time. A lawyer told me it would be a very complex case and would involve filing several lawsuits. Any West Virginia Lawyer can contact me through this post.

    Posted on November 15, 2018 at 4:53 pm

  • Sue says:

    What about Decilant?

    Posted on November 15, 2018 at 7:17 pm

  • Timothy says:

    I started taking Prilosec in 2014 and i took it twice a day until i heard about the side effects involving the kidneys in late 2017 when i found out i was having kidney failure and i was in stage 3 kidney failure. I have not advanced any further since i stopped talking it in late 2017. I am very glad i heard about this from Saiontz & Kirk before i lost full use of my kidneys.

    Posted on March 13, 2019 at 8:15 am

  • Linda says:

    I started on Prilosec years ago and then was changed to Dexilant and have been on that for several years and now my Dr has me also taking Prevacid at night. The only thing I know is my reflux is worse but not what is causing it. Have not been tested for kidney issues at this point. Perhaps I should be.

    Posted on November 12, 2019 at 11:50 am

  • Linda says:

    I started on Prilosec years ago and then was changed to Dexilant and have been on that for several years and now my Dr has me also taking Prevacid at night. The only thing I know is my reflux is worse but not what is causing it. Have not been tested for kidney issues at this point. Perhaps I should be.

    Posted on November 12, 2019 at 11:51 am

  • Sean says:

    I am currently taking Omeprazole for acid reflux and have been diagnosed with hardened kidney tissue and high liver enzymes. I have taken Prilosec and nexium in the past for years now.

    Posted on November 13, 2019 at 2:03 pm

  • Kennith says:

    I have been taking Nexium, Zantac and other PPI’s for at least 25 years. 6 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 renal cell carcinoma which had metastasized. Right kidney was removed and a years worth of immunotherapy followed. Are these products linked to RCC?

    Posted on February 20, 2020 at 9:05 pm

  • Wanda says:

    I have taken prescribed acid reducers for approximately 20 years and have recently been diagnosed with liver issues

    Posted on April 29, 2022 at 1:57 pm

  • Robie says:

    I took rasandien for a long time and now I’m off !! But I’m getting kidney stones all the time and sisks on my kidneys could I have a lawsuit??

    Posted on April 26, 2023 at 12:09 pm

  • Kimberly says:

    I been taking omez.for over 10 years and now i have acute kidney disease.

    Posted on October 16, 2023 at 5:54 am

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