Drug

Nexium – Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

More than 15 million Americans use Nexium to treat the short-term symptoms of heartburn and the long-term damage of acid reflux. Researchers recently linked the household drug to dementia and chronic kidney disease, though the newly discovered dangers still don’t appear on the labeling.

Introduced

2001

Treats

Heartburn and acid reflux

Side Effects

Dementia and chronic kidney disease

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