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Proton Pump Inhibitors FAQs


Updated October 29, 2013

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medications that decreases the amount of acid in the stomach and intestines. Doctors prescribe PPIs to treat people with GERD, ulcers in the stomach or intestine, or other digestive disorders that may cause excess stomach acid.

Below are some of the common questions about Proton Pump Inhibitors.

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) include Aciphex (raberprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Prilosec (omeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole) and Dexilant (dexlansoprazole).

For more information on these medications, and others, please go to Drugs A to Z.

For more information on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), you can find information at the following resources:

Children and GERD:


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