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Reflux and Ulcer Medications Linked to Kidney Stones and Chronic Kidney Disease

Two new studies show that you could be setting yourself up for developing kidney stones as well as kidney disease or injury, if you take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or histamine receptor-2 blockers (H2 blockers) for heartburn, acid reflux or ulcers, Newswise reports. One study of a Department of Veterans Affairs national database of 152,157 users of the drugs showed PPI use was associated with a greater than 30 percent higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), Newswise said...

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