A new study done by the Washington University School of Medicine gives further evidence about the dangers of proton pump inhibitor drugs like Prilosec. News4Jax.com reported on the story.
While the study didn’t prove a definitive link, it is yet another study that shows the dangers of these drugs. The scientists wanted to know if the side effects people reported while on PPIs lead to earlier deaths. They compared people on PPIs with people who took no drugs and with people who took other types of heartburn medication.
The results were pretty clear. Compared to both groups, people on PPIs had a 25% increased chance of early death from their side effects. There was evidence that PPIs can actually change the DNA of the body over time and cause serious issues as a result. The study recommended that PPIs should only be used in emergencies and other forms of heartburn medication should be used for long-term care.
We believe that one day proton pump inhibitor drugs will be seen as dangerous. Right now, millions of people are taking this type of medication. Once studies prove the dangers of these drugs, there are sure to be massive class action lawsuits against the makers of Prilosec and other PPI drugs.
If you’ve experienced negative health effects from Prilosec or another PPI, speak with our attorneys. We’re ready to work with you to file a lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation.