A lawsuit recently filed in the U.S. District Court District of New Jersey alleges that someone received stomach cancer as a result of taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) Prilosec, Nexium, and the variations of both drugs. PPIs are used to treat many different stomach conditions, but can create even worse problems in the stomach as well. Before informing yourself on this lawsuit, you must first inform yourself on PPIs, specifically Nexium and Prilosec. You must also inform yourself about their potential side effects.
What are Proton pump inhibitors?
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications that reduce the amount of stomach accident found in the stomach lining. They help relieve symptoms of acid reflux, a condition in which food or liquid goes back up to the esophagus. PPIs can also help treat a stomach ulcer. In addition, they can also treat lower esophagus damage resulting from acid reflux. PPIs can be used to treat heartburn as well. They come in various brand names such as Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid, AcipHex, Portonix, Dexilant, or Zerid.