Proton pump inhibitors are a type of medicine used to treat gastric acid problems. These types of drugs are the most popular types of drugs among other types of gastric acid drugs. In addition to its ability to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease is also capable of treating peptic or stomach ulcer. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome can also be treated with a proton pump inhibitor.
Proton-pump inhibitors work by inhibiting the production of acid in the stomach and blocking an enzyme that is located on the wall of the stomach.
inhibits acid production can reduce pain in the stomach. Although gastric acid is needed for digestion, excessive gastric acid production do harm in the stomach.
Proton pump inhibitors tend to be the same between one and the other (the drugs). they only differ in terms processed by the liver.
Examples of drugs that belong the group Proton Pump inhibitors are:
1. Lansoprazole (Prevacid)
2. Rabeprazole (Aciphex)
3. Esomeprazole (Nexium)
4. Omeprazole (Prilosec)
5. Dexlansoprazole (Kadipex)
6. Pantoprazole (Protonix)
This is a prescription drugs, usually a doctor’s prescription is required, but sometimes you can also buy it without a prescription. Its use ranges
between 2 weeks – 8 weeks and can also be combined with other drugs. depending on the needs that exist.