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Proton pump inhibitors are used for treating GERD, erosive esophagitis, stomach and duodenal ulcers, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. They may be prescribed alone, or in combination with antacids. PPIs are also used in combination with antibiotics when treating Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, which is thought contribute to recurring stomach ulcers.
Effect of Proton Pump Inhibitors on Heartburn/GERD
Proton pump inhibitors’ work by blocking a chemical system which is responsible for making stomach acid. This is known as the hydrogen-potassium adenosine triphosphatase enzyme system (proton...
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