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Proton Pump Inhibitors

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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) work by suppressing the production of stomach acid and inhibiting the molecule in the stomach glands that is responsible for acid secretion; the gastric acid pump. PPIs will provide significant relief from acid reflux symptoms in most patients and succeed in healing erosive esophagitis and treating chronic laryngitis caused by GERD. Some PPIs are now available over the counter (Prilosec), however some studies show that long-term use of PPIs may cause complications such as bone density loss.

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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide, posted Will a PPI Work for You? One of the ways that acid reflux is treated is with a group of drugs called proton pump…

05/22/14

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Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide, posted Acid Reflux Medications Linked to B-12… There have been headlines over and over about how acid reflux medications…

03/05/14

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Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide, posted When to Wean Your Child From PPIs In my career working with the Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association…

08/03/13

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Stephanie, Health Guide, answered After taking Protonix on an empty… I cannot find anything specific suggesting there could be increased side…

04/22/11

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