Proton Pump Inhibitor News

Study finds potential link between PPIs and dementia

August 18th, 2016

A new study has found a potential link between the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and developing new dementia. The study followed more than 73,000 elderly patients who had no signs of dementia for 7 years, cataloguing any developments. More »

Proton pump inhibitor use linked to low magnesium in dialysis patients

July 25th, 2016

Proton pump inhibitors are more likely to cause low serum magnesium levels in hemodialysis patients, according to a new study reported in Hemodialysis International. Low magnesium levels in the presence of inflammation can in turn lead to an increased 1-year mortality rate, researchers found. More »

PPIs may lead to kidney problems by prematurely aging blood vessels

May 18th, 2016

Recent research from the Houston Methodist Research Institute has discovered one way that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may lead to an increased risk of severe side effects, including kidney problems. Doctor John P. Cooke led a research team that discovered PPIs, which include common over-the-counter acid reflux drugs Nexium and Prevacid, prematurely age the endothelial cells that line the interior of blood vessels. More »

One of the most prescribed drugs in the world could cause kidney failure

May 18th, 2016

One of the most prescribed drugs in the world could cause kidney failure, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The drugs are called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and are commonly sold to treat heart burn, among other conditions. More »

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