Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet ' silent ' kidney damage

The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a warning for doctors to discontinue patients ' use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), sold under brand names Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium and Protonix, among others. But a new study indicates that more than half of patients who develop chronic kidney damage while taking the drugs don ' t experience acute kidney problems beforehand, according to researchers.
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