Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a class of medications prescribed for the treatment of a variety of gastrointestinal disorders

They work by reducing the production of stomach acid.

These drugs are utilized in the treatment of many conditions such as:

  • Peptic ulcers
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD)
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  • Prevention of stress gastritis

Last updated May 12, 2011.

Reference: CDC

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