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Diabetes Drug Problems
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Heartburn Drugs Linked to Severe Side Effects
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by Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C.

The Differences Between Nexium and Prilosec:

 

Nexium is a prescription drug that treats GERD (Gastro esophageal reflux disease), Zollinger- Ellison Syndrome, ulcers, and heartburn. Nexium is usually only prescribed to adults, for acid reflux but can be prescribe to infants ages one month to one year.

Prilosec is an over the counter drug used along with other medications to treat duodenal ulcers, stomach ulcers, GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease), erosive esophagitis, and works as initial treatment for Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Prilosec can be given to both children and adults for acid reflux, but is not recommended for infants.

Both Nexium and Prilosec have similar side effects; including headache, diarrhea, nausea, gas, abdominal pain, constipation, dry mouth, and drowsiness. Infants who have been prescribed Nexium can have severe abdominal pain, regurgitation, and rapid heartbeat. More serious side effects include risk of bone fractures, inflammation of the stomach lining, lower magnesium levels, seizures, dizziness, cramps, muscle weakness, and rapid heartbeat.

Other Proton Pump Inhibitors to Be Cautious of:

 

  • Prevacid (lansoprazole)
  • Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)
  • Zegerid (omeprazole )
  • Protonix (pantoprazole)
  • AcipHex (rabeprazole)

Serious Health Conditions Associated with Long Term Use:

Medication labels warn consumers of some possible side effects, however new studies show that long term use of Nexium and Prilosec can lead to serious health conditions. These conditions include Chronic Kidney Disease (buildup of wastes in the blood), Acute Kidney Injury (abrupt loss of kidney function leading to kidney failure), and Acute Interstitial Nephritis (sudden inflammation of the kidneys), Dementia, and Stroke.

Millions of people are currently taking drugs to control heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux resulting in adverse side effects. If you have taken Nexium and Prilosec and have experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

Litigation Concerning These Medications:

The main argument against Nexium and Prilosec drug makers, AstraZeneca and Procter & Gamble, is that they failed to warn consumers about the dangerous long-term effect of Proton Pump Inhibitors. than usual to ensure early discovery of these serious side effects.

There have not been any large group settlements or recalls involving Nexium and Prilosec yet, however, lawsuits are currently being consolidated regarding those who have been diagnosed with kidney disease or kidney failure. If you or a loved one have suffered from the side effects of Nexium or Prilosec, call our Long Island, New York office, as soon as possible, at (631) 543-3663 for a free case evaluation.

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Medtronic Paradigm Pump Recall
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FDA and Medtronic Issue Paradigm Pump Recall

On June 7, 2013, Medtronic, manufacturer of the SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL implantable drug infusion pumps, initiated a voluntary recall of MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Sets, citing potential safety concerns related to blockages caused by insulin or other fluids coming in contact with the inside of a tubing connector in the medical device. In a letter sent three days later, the company notified users of the potential safety risk, and provided instructions to help minimize the risk that fluid would block connector vents.

Prior Recalls Related to Medtronic Infusion Pumps

This is not the first recall involving the Medtronic infusion pumps. In 2011, Medtronic issued a recall after it learned that the batteries in certain implantable infusion pumps had a tendency to develop an internal film that caused some pumps to stop working. In 2012, the FDA issued a class I recall on the SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL infusion pumps, citing concerns that the devices were being used to dispense unapproved medications, with a potential failure rate of approximately 7%.

The Recall on MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Sets

In a letter dated June 10, 2013, Medtronic advised customers using the MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Sets of a mechanical issue that could potentially lead to the dispensing of too much or too little insulin to users. According to the letter, if insulin or other fluids come in contact with the inside of the tubing connector on the device, the insulin or fluid can temporarily block the vents in the connector that allow the pump to initially prime and take in the proper amount of insulin. When the vents become blocked, they can lead to under-delivery or over-delivery of insulin, resulting in an increased risk of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, both conditions that can result in loss of consciousness or even death. The June 10 letter provides illustrated instructions to help users minimize the risk of vent blockage.

In the FDA recall notice, posted on July 12, 2013, the FDA recommends that users pay particular attention when inserting the insulin infusion set in the pump. If users observe any irregularities, such as a continuing insulin drip, they are advised not to insert the infusion set, but to call the helpline at 1-888-204-7616.

Protect Your Legal Rights

If you have used a Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Infusion Set, you may have a potential legal claim for injuries sustained. Call the law office of Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C. at 631-543-3663 to arrange a free consultation to discuss your legal options. You may also contact our law firm online  to schedule an appointment.

 

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