Prevacid (generic name Lansoprozole) is a medication used to treat acid reflux and heartburn. Prevacid is widely used to treat diseases associated with excess stomach acid and has been linked to higher rates of stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, and liver cancer.
Although Prevacid acid reflux medicine is used by millions of people and is believed to be safe. However, a number of studies have shown that the side effects of Prevacid and other proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) can expose users to a number of serious health risks including:
- Stomach cancer or stomach cancer
- Acute kidney damage
- Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN)
- Chronic kidney disease
- Kidney failure
- Dialysis treatment
- Kidney transplant
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When consumers and healthcare professionals are made aware of the possible link between Prevacid and these serious health risks, many people may have avoided serious and life-threatening complications by limiting the use of this drug or by choosing other treatment alternatives.
Prevacid Side Effects:
Prevacid (lansoprazole) is a drug that was first approved by Takeda Pharmaceuticals in 1995. It belongs to a class of popular acid drugs known as proton pump inhibitors, which includes other popular brands such as Nexium, AcipHex, Zegerid, Protonix, Dexilant, Prilosec, and others. It is approved for the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers, ulcers caused by the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
In recent years, studies have shown a link between Prevacid and kidney damage, including sudden or chronic loss of kidney function, which can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening health problems. Other studies have also identified the potential gastric cancer risk of Prevacid, which experts say should have been studied and tested by the drug's manufacturers years ago.