Concerns With Proton Pump Inhibitors

Prescription Drug Lawsuit

New research suggests that one of the most prescribed medications, proton pump inhibitors, may dramatically increase a person’s risk for kidney failure and kidney disease.  That study was released in April 2016, in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.[1] The authors of the study reviewed data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs…

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What is Benicar?

Benicar

Benicar is a blood pressure medication that blocks certain receptors, known as angiotensin receptors. Angiotensin II is a hormone that causes the blood vessels to constrict. By inhibiting the action of this hormone as well as reducing the secretion and production of other hormones involved in regulating blood pressure, blood vessels become dilated.  In 2012,…

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