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Numerous studies have resulted in multiple legal concerns regarding the use of Proton Pump Inhibitors, or PPI drugs. Currently marketed by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Protonix (generic is Pantoprazole) is a PPI drug used to treat peptic ulcers by controlling the secretion of acids in the stomach. While it is effective at relieving acid reflux, it is connected to chronic kidney disease and an increase in the risk of bone fractures. The physical, financial and emotional trauma that many face as a result of kidney or bone-related injuries can be devastating or even fatal.

It is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer if you have been diagnosed with kidney disease or have suffered an injury after taking Protonix. The Harman Law Firm maintains a practice focus on defective drugs, helping hold drug companies and pharmaceutical giants accountable for not operating safely or issuing proper warnings to consumers.

For a free, initial consultation to discuss your injuries, call the Harman Law Firm today.

Chronic Kidney Disease And Bone Fractures Associated With Protonix

Perhaps the most severe injuries sustained as a result of using the PPI drug Protonix are the development of chronic kidney disease and the high risk of bone fractures. Consumers need to be aware of the symptoms of chronic kidney disease, including:

  • Changes in urination
  • Inflammation of the hands, legs, feet and ankles
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Itching and skin rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Metallic taste
  • Leg pain
  • Dizziness or trouble focusing

While PPI medications such as Protonix are effective at reducing acids in the stomach, these acids are important at blocking harmful bacteria. As a result, patients are at an increased risk of bone fractures, specifically of the hips, wrists and spine. Without question, these types of injuries can affect mobility and diminish a patient’s quality of life. The longer Protonix is used, the greater the risk.

At the Harman Law Firm, we understand the business of prescription medications, including the competitiveness and the pressure to manufacture and market drugs to boost sales. This is why you need to contact us if you’ve been diagnosed with kidney disease or suffered a bone fracture after using Protonix. You need to know your options.

For a free no obligation consultation to discuss your potential claim, contact us to speak with the experienced personal injury and defective drug attorneys at the Harman Law Firm today.

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