PPI medications are used to treat stomach acid and to manage symptoms related to acid reflux, indigestion, and heart burn. Brand names include Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid. These products are widespread and found all over the market place. They can be prescribed by doctors and they are also sold over the counter. PPI medications have been around for decades and generate billions in revenue.
Many recent studies reveal that short-term and long-term use of these drugs may be linked to chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, acute kidney injury,interstitial nephritis, stomach and esophagus cancers,increased heath health issues, and increased risk of several other medical issues such as infections and bone fractures.