What is the Problem with Prevacid, Nexium and Prilosec?

Proton Pump Inhibitors work by blocking acid buildup in the stomach, relieving symptoms such as heartburn, cough, upset stomach or other side effects of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD. PPIs can be purchased over the counter, so no prescription is necessary. Unfortunately, long-term use of these medications may cause issues with a person’s ability to absorb vital nutrients and could put users at risk for serious health problems. Researchers have determined that consumers taking PPIs are exposed to a 96% increased risk for kidney failure, and users are widely unaware of the risks.