Heath & Fitness

An ultimate guide to Proton pump inhibitor

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Proton pump inhibitor:

It is a medicine type that is used to reduce the acidity level in the stomach lining. Most commonly it is used to treat conditions that occur due to excessive production of stomach acid i.e. stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and many more.  Furthermore, it is also involved in the treatment of erosive esophagitis in which with the passage of time inflammation causes serious damage to the esophagus. These drugs are prescribed by doctors worldwide. Mostly, it comes in the form of capsules and tablets. And according to a recent survey, kidney failure and other severe injuries are being observed in the victims who are using proton pump inhibitors religiously.

Use of proton pump inhibitor:

It is used to treat diseases related to the esophagus and stomach. And in most of the cases, the doctor prescribed it for Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, indigestion, ulcer, and acid reflux. It works by blocking the primary enzyme that is involved in the production of stomach acid, which ultimately reduces the amount of stomach acid in the body.

And most importantly, not all proton pump inhibitors are prescribed by the doctors. Some people take them on the basis of need while others take them on a daily basis. Furthermore, its high dose increases the chances of kidney failure. Not only this, but in 1989 the proton pump inhibitor side effect has been documented.

And the side-effects include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Rapid breathing patterns
  • Headache
  • Pain in stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Fever

In case, after taking the proton pump inhibitor you observed any of the above symptoms, then, without wasting a single minute, consult your doctor. Your doctor will adjust the prescribed dosage of it. And if you think serious damage has occurred to you due to the usage of it, then call a proton pump inhibitor lawyer.

Injuries of proton pump inhibitor:

In the last few years, severe injuries have been observed due to the use of a proton pump inhibitor. Due to its usage people are more susceptible to get:

  • Cancer in the esophagus and stomach
  • Pneumonia
  • Heart disease
  • Hypergastrinemia
  • Kidney disease
  • Dementia
  • Allergic reactions
  • Infection of colon
  • Bone weakness
  • Impairment in liver functioning

Proton inhibitor lawyers will investigate the damage to compensate for the loss that occurred.

Filing a PPI lawsuit:

For filing a proton pump inhibitor lawsuit you need to follow a few steps.

First and foremost, talk to the PPI lawyer or contact the proton pump inhibitor injury law firm.

They will tell you whether you are eligible or not to file a lawsuit. After getting the eligibility, you need to hire a proton pump inhibitor lawyer who will represent you in the court.

Familiarize yourself with the process of civil lawsuit

After that, gather all the evidences that make your lawsuit strong

PPI Medications:

Proton pump inhibitors are manufactured by various companies. I enlisted the name of brands and manufacturers that will help you in identifying whether you are eligible for filing a lawsuit or not.

  • Aciphex (Eisai)
  • Prilosec (AstraZeneca)
  • Protonix (Pfizer)
  • Prevacid (Takeda Pharmaceuticals)
  • Dexilant (Takeda Pharmaceuticals)

Conclusion:

In a nutshell, hire an experienced lawyer who will compensate for your losses.

Amy Virgilio
Amy Virgilio is passionate about bringing new ideas and creativity through writing.

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