Common Heartburn Medications Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Common Heartburn Medications Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Millions of Americans are taking a class of drugs commonly used to reduce acid in the stomach. Recent evidence shows that taking these drugs is linked to a higher risk of kidney disease than not taking them.

These drugs called proton pump inhibitors, or  PPIs, are among the most commonly used drugs worldwide. They are used to relieve symptoms of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

For the full story, watch the video below as reported by Lester Holt and NBC Nightly News.

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