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Nexium & Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Nexium & Proton Pump Inhibitor Attorneys

Nexium & Proton Pump Inhibitor Attorneys

Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) is a PPI medication used to reduce stomach acid and treat a range of conditions. First approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February 2001,1 Nexium is made by AstraZeneca  and Pfizer, Inc., and it is available via prescription, as well as over the counter (OTC). Nexium is one of many proton pump inhibitors that have been linked to serious side effects.

If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed after taking Nexium or any PPI, you can turn to the dangerous drug lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm for answers about your options for financial recovery and justice.

Tenacious and strategic, our attorneys have the insight and experience to provide you with effective advocacy while positioning your claim for the maximum recovery.

Nexium and PPIs are acid reflux medications that have been linked to stroke and other serious complications. Patients harmed by these drugs may have a claim against Pfizer and others.

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Background on Nexium & PPI Drugs: How They Work

Nexium and other proton pump inhibitors work by turning “off” the pumps in the stomach that produce acid (for digestion). Unlike antacids that neutralize excessive stomach acid, Nexium and PPIs prevent the stomach from producing acid.

Consequently, Nexium and other PPIs are used to treat various conditions, like:

  • Acid reflux disease, gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD) & heartburn, all of which are caused by stomach acid entering the esophagus
  • Erosive esophagitis, the erosion of the esophagus due to prolonged exposure to stomach acid
  • Stomach infection caused by the Helicobacter pylori (HP) bacteria
  • Stomach ulcers, which can be caused by an HP bacterial infection and/or prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a condition in which tumors in the pancreas or small intestines cause the stomach to produce excessive acid.

In addition to Nexium, brand names for other proton pump inhibitors include (and are not limited to):

  • AcipHex (rabeprazole), made by Eisai, Inc.
  • Dexilant (dexlansoprazole), made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (Takeda)
  • Prevacid (lansoprazole), made by Takeda
  • Priolsec (omeprazole), made by Proctor & Gamble (P&G)
  • Protonix (pantoprazole), made by Pfizer
  • Zegerid (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate), made by Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

Nexium and other PPIs can cause mild side effects, like (but not exclusive to):

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Gas
  • Headaches
  • Nausea.
Serious Nexium Side Effects & Complications
FDA Warnings about Nexium & Proton Pump Inhibitors
Nexium Lawsuits & Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)
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