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Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet ‘silent’ kidney damage | EurekAlert! Science News

23 Feb

The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a warning for doctors to discontinue patients’ use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sold under brand names Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix, among others. But a new study indicates that more than half of patients who develop chronic kidney damage while taking the drugs don’t experience acute kidney problems beforehand, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Sorgente: Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet ‘silent’ kidney damage | EurekAlert! Science News

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