Commonly used heartburn drugs may lead to kidney damage: study

Friday, May 6, 2016 | By William Tinker | No Comments

A recent article by Ashley Welch CBS News states.

Long-term use of a common type of medication used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers may lead to an increased risk of kidney disease and kidney failure, new research shows.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, adds to prior research that suggests proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), a group of drugs which reduces gastric acid production, can lead to serious kidney damage.

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