Prilosec (generic name Omeprazole) is a type of acid medicine known as a PPI, or proton pump inhibitor. This popular acid reflux drug has been found to cause gastrointestinal cancers, including stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, and liver cancer. There are several web pages that provide comprehensive information about Prilosec cancer along with the procedure to file a lawsuit for the same.
People who have taken Prilosec and later developed stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, and liver cancer are eligible to 'apply for Prilosec cancer lawsuits'. Prilosec lawsuits can result in substantial compensation for pain, suffering, lost income, medical expenses, and other damages related to Prilosec cancer.
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Prilosec is a medication used to treat conditions associated with heartburn, such as GERD, heartburn, acid reflux, and other conditions of the esophagus and stomach. Prilosec is known as a proton pump inhibitor, a drug that blocks acid production in the stomach. PPIs are the most widely prescribed class of drugs in the United States, with annual sales of $10 billion.
Prilosec is available over the counter and by prescription and is always considered safe for long-term daily use. Several recent studies have proven otherwise and suggest an increased risk of gastrointestinal cancer with Prilosec.
Appendix and cancer:
Prilosec and other PPIs have been shown to increase the risk of gastrointestinal cancers, including stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, and liver cancer. How Prilosec works, stopping the production of stomach acid, is believed to be the cause of stomach cancer.