Popular Heartburn Medicines Nexium & Prilosec Causing Permanent Kidney Damage

Popular Heartburn Medicines Nexium & Prilosec Causing Permanent Kidney Damage

Nexium is one of the most popular heartburn
medicines on the market, but new lawsuits say that it’s causing permanent damage to
consumers and some people are more susceptible to it. Now, obviously, let’s get right to it. There permanent damage is kidney disease,
actually, kidneys actually shutting down and this, I’m very familiar with this case. We’re involved with handling this case. The ugly thing about … this is another case
where the FDA … first of all let me back up. Everybody believes, I don’t know where they
get this notion, but they believe that the FDA does testing before they put it on the
market. That there’s some little scientist back there
that actually tests this stuff. But they don’t. The FDA does nothing except accept the word
of the people that are trying to get the drug approved to be sold. So this is another case that is going to show
the clinical data that they gave the FDA was phonied up. They’re going to find that … I’d say probably
every time you see a pharmaceutical case where people are being injured, probably three out
of five time the clinical data that the marketers use, it’s really a marketing … this isn’t
about science. This is about cash cow marketing, okay? So the typical kind of thing that we see is
the scientists say, you know, you really can’t say this about the product because we don’t
have enough information and the marketers say, nonsense, we’re going to say this. And this proton pump inhibitor case, with
Nexium, which is there for heartburn is killing people. I mean, outside of a Tylenol or an Ibuprofen
type medicine, these are one of the most popular medications in the country. Ten years ago, however long it was when they
made them to where you didn’t have to have a prescription any more, you could just get
them over the counter, they became even more popular. Along that same time, back in 2014, I think
it was, the FDA finally says, okay, we’re going include this warning … 2014 … that
it’s probably going to ruin your kidneys, so we’ll just put that tiny little warning
on the box. Everybody’ll be fine. Nexium, Prilosec, all these groups never once,
you know, is this really mentioned in a commercial. At least not in a way that anybody can understand
or read it on the screen. Yeah, it certainly doesn’t … the numbers,
let me talk about numbers. According to the new testing that’s being
done and the journals on nephrology, they’re finding that a person taking Prilosec or Nexium
faces a 96% increased risk of kidney failure. Kidney failure. 96% increase of kidney failure. Now if you’re one of the lucky ones, you only
have a 28% risk of chronic kidney disease. Now, this material is coming out of their
own documents, you understand. This is the kind of material that the FDA
could have found out, but the FDA … it’s the revolving door problem. I promise you we see it every case. We’re going to find out that the people who
worked on this for the FDA did something, hurried it up, got something done through
the FDA. They’ll be working for one of these pharmaceutical
companies within a couple of years, regardless of how this comes out. So, here’s how they make money. They know they’re making it … let’s say
they’re making five billion a year off of this product. They do the math on it. The math on it is, okay, well if we’re making
five billion dollars a year and we know this. Here’s a truth that other, that most people
don’t know. Once a product is put on the market, it’s
virtually impossible, I mean, you can get it done, but it’s very, very difficult to
get that product pulled from the market. So, Nexium and Prilosec, same way. It’s out there. People are using it. The chance of getting pulled from the market
are slim to none. So, they say, we know we can make six to ten
billion dollars over the next 7 or 8 years when … it’s a lot of money and we know that
at the end of that, we may have to pay couple of billion dollars, but we’ve made a lot of
money. That’s literally what we see in the documents. We see them making these calculations in the
documents. It’s the Pinto case. You know the Pinto case. Oh, absolutely. With these heartburn medications, the Prilosec,
the Nexium, their estimated users, every single day you’re in the United States, are in the
millions. Millions of people taking these medications. Be perfectly honest, I am one of them. I have chronic heartburn. I am terrified every day when I have to open
up that bottle and take this. A, Farron, don’t do it. Okay. Let me just tell you how there is a way to
take care of these problems. Esophageal reflux, any type of serious, serious
heartburn that really has the potential to increase a lot of other injuries. I mean, it’s not a minor issue. But the way that most people are dealing with
this, the people that … doctors that understand how dangerous this really is. You have some doctors that remain in denial
because they’ve prescribed so much and they believe, well, gee, I’m going to be brought
into this lawsuit. They’re not. The doctor aren’t going to be brought in because
the companies lie to the doctors, too. So, here’s what people are actually doing,
is they may use something like a Prilosec or a Nexium, but they break one in half, take
one maybe every week and a half. In between, they take Zantac, they take Tums,
they go at it with a system that is a little more complicated. They don’t rely on just Prilosec or Nexium. The doctors that are giving that kind of advice,
are giving very good advice. If they’re saying, look, all I care about
is clearing up your esophageal reflux problem, your heartburn, your ulcer. That’s all I care about. They literally are ignoring the science that’s
showing that you have a 96% increased chance of having total kidney failure because of
this. And there’s obviously, I mean, there’s lots
of dietary things people can do, habits to help not have to have these acid reflux. Obviously if you’re just dealing with general
acid reflux or heartburn that’s chronic, that’s one thing. For other people who have the ulcers, that’s
a little bit different scenario, but there’s always, as you just pointed out, talk to your
… have the conversation with your doctor. Don’t just let them say, here’s some Nexium,
and go out the door. But that’s a problem. You see, the problem is most people, they
feel intimidated to talk to their doctor. They feel like their doctors, the doctors
know best, and we’re not really even going to ask the tough questions. And so, in doing that, they really cause themselves
harm. If you go to the doctor and you talk about
this, and you say, doc, I want some answers and they’re not willing to give you answers,
you need to find another doctor. Because there’s plenty of doctors that understand
this is real and they’re finding ways to get around it by just not using Prilosec or Nexium
or proton pump inhibitor all the time. It’s not like the end of the world because
you can’t use these particular things.

83 thoughts on “Popular Heartburn Medicines Nexium & Prilosec Causing Permanent Kidney Damage

  1. Well, we have 2 kidneys but only 1 heart. Seems like a fair trade-off to me.

    I'm joking of course, this is horrible news!

  2. Banana, slice of ginger, a tea spoon of baking soda with water, fresh non citrus fruits will all fix heartburn. Especially, the fresh ginger will cure stomach ache. Why pay and damage your body?

  3. Sad thing is, most of the people taking these chemicals are suffering from low stomach acidity. Dr. Eric Berg on the importance of Hcl. https://youtu.be/SWvvnKqNmNA

  4. I just love you guys, y'all are all over everything, good job👏👏👏… Here's an idea why don't one or both of you run for some type of office 😊👍 I'd vote for Ya!!!🤗

  5. wouldn't pfizer be legally liable for the damages their product has caused just like with bayer/monsanto with the round up situation

  6. Dr. Eric Berg on how proton pump inhibitors affect your entire body: https://youtu.be/MKS2Hm5ofBE Many of your finer digestive enzyme formulations contain betaine hydrochloride, I know for a fact that Solaray has it in their "Super Digest Away" product, and it is in there to support proper stomach PH.

  7. heartburn is a deficiency in calcium and salt! as per Dr Peter Glidden!
    Acid reflex is caused by not ENOUGH stomach acid….which I had by burping and many other problems, then I found this out so I was advised to take vit B6 which is Pyridoxine…. you need more acid in your stomach to digest food! so increase it also you can do the same and help your digestion out by taking digestive enzymes and if you have no gallbladder like me… get it with ox bile…. No…. my drs never told me about that but I found out about it through the drs that I like to listen to and learn from! It works also and way less toxic to your body…ie temple!

  8. I take ibuprofen for arthritis and generic pepcid a.c. for the heartburn caused by the ibuprofen. It's not common knowledge but ibuprofen and alleve (naproxen sodium) cause heartburn in some people. So fighting the side-effect of one drug with another drug.
    Round and round it goes.
    Trying to avoid steroids and immunosupressants is tricky.

  9. Without Nexium, I would have to eat food made of cardboard, tasteless and still in pain. Nexium allows me to sprinkle ghost pepper powder onto my soups and pizza.

  10. I have been a guinea pig from the doctors using me to test Prilosec for 15 years

    medical side effects complicated with major neurological issues is a very bad recipe for anybody trying to get medical treatment at the same time being poisoned

  11. Heartburn medication is not needed at all micro nutrition care juice kale bananas will allow illuminate all issues of heartburn.

  12. Many Americans stuff their faces with fast food and one litre jugs of slushies. Is it any wonder that people look for relief from digestion issues. The USA is home to the most unhealthy people on the planet . If you fuel yourself with garbage food and seek to alleviate the consequences with garbage pharmaceuticals you are consigning yourself to poor health and a shortened life span.

  13. I switched to Zantac years ago for this reason-
    saw new warning but still have lasting effects from prilosec, still need blood pressure meds to relieve swelling (feet hands) from kidney failure. When this KIDNEY PROB + ADDING PRILOSEC KIDNEY WARNING all happened ( in my 30s-) i knew they had to be associated, No other explanation (family history, etc..)

  14. Years ago I got heart burn everyday it turned out I had a bad bacteria I hadda take 5 days of pills and I almost never get heart burn now went threw years of pain took me going to a specialist cuz regular doctors are just like oh heart burn here is some stomach pills fuck off to the pharmcy now

  15. I had suffered from acid reflux for years, until I started drinking water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in it.. I drink 4 glasses a day… no more acid reflux. NEVER mix apple cider vinegar with baking soda, do one or the other… they both work, pick one.

  16. You should never take any Pharmaceuticals or chemicals,,, unless you absolutely have to or you're dying and have nothing to lose,,,. you can cure heartburn the old-fashioned way before there was pills,,,. And it's almost free,,. !!!

  17. The correct medication for heartburn(and almost never used) is domperidone(generic). This works at a physiological level, by giving better muscle to tone to the lower esophagus sphincter, thus, avoiding reflux. On the other hand, Nexium or any other "heartburn" medication work by suppressing acid production in the stomache(not resolving the physiological issue). The stomache need acid to digest food. Long term use of acid suppressing medication in the stomache can ALSO lead to STOMACHE CANCER(caused by lack of acid).

  18. If your body has that much acid in it you're going to get cancer,, cancer loves a Assateague environment,,. Taking a pill does not cure the initial problem,,. You better change your diet to where you don't have heartburn or high acid levels or you're going to die of cancer instead,,. If your liver or kidneys don't kill you first,,,. ???

  19. Thanks for the info. We were actually told this in school in the 70's . In the 60's they really were working commercials Ots All about Money. Now it is law they tell you or show a disclaimer on the TV . Keep warning great Reporting.

  20. @ 5:35: "The companies lie to the doctors also…" This is a poor defense of the doctors prescribing these medications. Continuous pharmacological(not pharmaceutical) update is escencial for keeping up-to-date on new medications. I had the info of theses medications & their derrivatives in med school some 25 years ago.

  21. My reflux always seemed worse after each round of one of these meds. The only thing that made it stop was going Keto/low carb. It only comes back when I "cheat" more than 2 days in a row.

  22. My dr. prescribed me this and I never took them!!!!!! I changed my diet, stopped eating 2grs before sleep, and drank organic applr cider vinegar before bed time. I improved!

  23. RoF Team, please help us, patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (pwme). I request someone look into what we found in a psychiatric study for our disease. References below. See if its flaws apply elsewhere. Until recently, cdc promoted psych treatment for me/cfs… Despite the disease having a progression and QoL similar to multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis. Psychiatric “scientific” research hid rather than illuminated our disease. Governments, insurance companies based policy on their “research”. Currently, Medical/Legal/Ethical boffins discussing findings. Multiple levels of concern. Broad implications if standard practice. Would like the quackery recognized, understood and litigated where ever found.
    Thank you.


    Rethinking the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A Reanalysis and Evaluation of Findings from a Recent Major Trial of Graded Exercise and CBT by Wilshire et al. – Jan 2018 (A comprehensive re-evaluation of PACE following the release of data from the Freedom of Information Act Tribunal.)

    Journal of Health Psychology Vol 22 No.9 Aug 2017 – A Special Issue on PACE. “On the basis of this Special Issue, readers can make up their own minds about the merits and demerits of the PACE Trial,” writes Editor David F Marks.

    A letter to The Lancet signed by over a hundred scientists, clinicians, academics, MPs and other experts plus over sixty local, national, and international patient organisations, calling for an independent re-analysis of PACE and setting out the reasons why.

    The August 2016 PACE Trial Freedom of Information Tribunal Judgement has useful information about so called hostility to PACE researchers, an unfounded allegation which your letter unfortunately perpetuates.

  24. Folks, stop taking pharma crap to simply cover up symptoms that your body is using tell you something's wrong. Actually look into natural medicine and heal your body. Use things like oregano oil, colloidal silver, raw apple cider vinegar, or grapefruit seed extract to kill off the Heliobacter bacterium that's causing the ulcers, use de-glycyrrhizinated licorice to increase mucus production in your stomach to help heal the stomach lining, and take probiotics to get your gut healthy again. There are plenty of other natural medicines that would help with this kind of thing there's lots of great websites that are all about healing in a natural way. Never go to Pharmaceuticals unless you absolutely have to, They are a death spiral.

  25. 1 tablespoon full of mustard will releive heartburn and stomach acid real quick trust me, the tumeric in the mustard kills it quick

  26. My doctor has me on two pills a day, every day. When I asked about side effects, I was told not to worry. My acid reflux can get so bad without the pills that I can’t sleep because the acid comes up my throat and chokes me. Now I’m addicted to the pills and don’t know how to live without them.

  27. Everything has risks and benefits. I read all the bad things about proton pump inhibitors and so I didn't take them for years. Now I have Barrett's esophagus and am at increased risk of esophageal cancer.

  28. If I understand this correctly a 96% increase in risk of total kidney failure is near enough a doubling of risk, a risk that is low to start with for most of us. If that is true most of us are not going to have a problem. Not that I take Nexium, anything taken long term is something I'd rather avoid unless there is no reasonable alternative. The profit motive has some unfortunate side affects whether it is privatised prisons or medication, it is a powerful way to get stuff done but huge profits should have adequate oversight mechanisms.

  29. dam i was prescribed nexium….i took it 4 about a year….i need to look in to this more….! cause my doctor now keep running test on my kidney….is nexium the reason why……!now i no why my health insurance will not pay 4 nexium 4 me anymore…..DAM.DAM.DAM….!

  30. over prescribing instead of pushing life change. 80% of these folks need to change their eating habits. We live in this pill zombie bullshit. people just want a pill instead of common sense. Also, you need to eat more hot food when your younger. lol

  31. Absolutely no one loves the pharmaceutical business like the members of Congress. People are in danger because leadership in the US is dysfunctional. Whips and Leaders are the true crux of the corruption. They were created during the height of Government corruption in 1899 and 1900. They were NOT implemented by the framers of the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. Congress is manipulated by Whips and Leaders to broker the bills in a profiteering manner to 501c's, corporations and other countries. The myth is Congress is a weak victim overpowered by the large money lobbyist. But the truth, Congress is the tyranny understanding they have a monopoly selling bills and are aggressive at it. You want a bill passed you have to come through them, so bring your American Express card. There is no defensible argument, Congress betrayed their Fiduciary duty. Whips and Leaders should have been eliminated with Antitrust in the early 1900's. Whips and Leaders front run our republic. This isn't a Democracy, it's not a Republic, it's a coup d'état and the Whips and Leaders are the party of guilt. This should be made into a documentary.

  32. No drug is entirely safe to use for some and certainly not for the long term. Prilosec and it’s close cousin ,Nexium, were intended for a two week regimen with a following three month layoff, followed by no more than one additional course of treatment. They were never intended for a daily long term use as too many are now doing. This warning is included in the packaging but apparently is ignored by some. As you say ,the FDA does not test drugs ,rather leaving it up to the maker to do the expensive rounds of testing. It should then come as no surprise when results are falsified, facts hidden, and dangers downplayed. We need a revolution within the FDA , and to take the drug makers out of the process. Let them pay for it certainly. This assumes of course that the FDA can be trusted to be uncorrupted and apolitical. Fat chance???

  33. Americans eat garbage. Then they take "the little purple pill" This drug leaches calcium from your bones, then your kidneys can not handle blood calcium levels. Then your kidneys shut down.

  34. Great job reporting. I love you guys. You’re my heroes. I’m afraid to take any medicines anymore. Better safe than sorry.

  35. Eat right and don’t need this stuff. Why is that so difficult? Ulcers, reflux, etc all caused by bad diet. You are what you eat.

  36. Wow! I was prescribed prilosec in (I believe, but not 100% positive) 2005 or 2006 and have been taking it every day since. Have been having a lot of issues with extreme exhaustion and other medical issues (like severe abdominal pain) recently. My doctors just keep brushing off the medical issues and saying the extreme exhaustion is most likely from depression. What do I do?

  37. I lost a kidney to childhood cancer called Wilm's Tumor 36 years ago. I took Nexium for probably 12 years until I found out that medication can increase chances of getting dementia or alzheimers and that scares the crap out of me.

    Do I need to be worried about my kidney after taking Nexium daily for such a long time?

    If it causes damage does it occur as we take it or later in life?

    My body is so damaged from the chemotherapy drugs, including my heart, I can't bear the thought of a heartburn medication (I needed because of chronic heartburn caused by the f*ing chemo) could damage my only kidney too! 😮

  38. I'm screwed either way. Doctor says I have gerd and barrets esophagus from a hiatal hernia but I'm also prone to getting kidney stones. He wants me on a lifetime scrip for gerd

  39. Strong work Farron! I never take these heartburn pills anyway. Also, appreciate the Valsartan warning as well. As I've believed for a good 10 to 15 years now…if the risk of taking ANY med outweighs the benefits…DO NOT take that med!!

  40. i use nexium magnesio 40mg for 10 years in never happened problems with kindness,help me to control my reflux and acid and help me has a bacterial pylori. in other words help me for my condition. in the moment i use a generic osemeprazole magnesio 40 mg and help me a Lotte.

  41. i use nexium magnesio 40mg for 10 years in never happened problems with kindness,help me to control my reflux and acid and help me has a bacterial pylori. in other words help me for my condition. in the moment i use a generic osemeprazole magnesio 40 mg and help me a Lotte.

  42. Interesting video with no factual data shared. Only arguments. I invite everybody to read here https://www.webmd.com/heartburn-gerd/news/20151027/chronic-heartburn-drugs-tied-to-higher-risk-of-kidney-disease#2 The observed link between kidney damage and heartburn medicines it's potentially other caused by different medicines patients were taking. I've been taking Nexium for 5 years, a pill every single day 40mg, run blood tests twice a year to check on my kidney, magnesium level and all, I'm healthy on all that. I have Hiatal Hernia, without Nexium I'll quickly develop esophagus dysplasia.

    Review all information very thoroughly before believing what uninformed people have to say about it.

  43. I bought it but I didn't start using it yet, I always go online first and see what people are saying about the product first. I am returning back, I cannot risk it, man.

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