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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) May Cause Birth Defects: An Aciphex Lawyer Can Help

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are medications that reduce stomach acid production. These widely prescribed medications may be indicated in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease and gastritis. The FDA has recommended that PPIs be used no more than 42 days each year, or three 14-day increments annually.

PPIs may also cause birth defects. A November 2010 study in the New England Journal of Medicine disputed this, but some epidemiologists believe that the issue still requires further study. Currently, there is not enough data to link specific PPIs to specific birth defects. Still, if you believe your child’s birth defect was caused by a PPI, contact an Aciphex lawyer.

Aciphex Birth Defects

Aciphex, a PPI also known by the generic term rabeprazole, is primarily used to treat GERD, a disease in which acid reflux from the stomach causes heartburn. Without treatment, GERD may damage the esophagus. Side effects of Aciphex include headache, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Serious side effects include seizures, blistering skin, irregular heart rhythm and muscle spasm. If you have experienced these side effects, you should consider contacting an Aciphex lawyer.

Aciphex lawyers have begun taking cases in which Aciphex birth defects have occurred. An Aciphex lawyer can help you understand whether or not a birth defect is due to a specific medication, and help you sort through complex medical records and data.

Aciphex lawyers often advise women who used this medication while breastfeeding to consider legal counsel, as this PPI has not been approved for use in women who are breast feeding. Aciphex birth defects may also occur while infants are developing.

Aciphex Lawyer

The thought of challenging a pharmaceutical manufacturer can be intimidating. Still, if your child was adversely affected when you used this medication, an Aciphex lawyer can help sort through the details of the case, and advise legal action, inaction or settlement.

For a quick, free review of your Aciphex birth defect case and to discuss a potential Aciphex lawsuit, contact an Aciphex lawyer at Chaffin Luhana. He or she will be happy to provide a confidential case review. Call 1-888-480-1123.