Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIS) decrease the creation of stomach acid by blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that generates the acid. They are a collection of medications whose principle deed is a marked and enduring decline of stomach acid production.
Today they are recognized as the most effective inhibitors of acid secretion existing. Previously H2-receptor blockers held this position, but they have been replaced by (PPIs). These drugs are some of the best selling drugs ever developed by the pharmaceutical industry and are considered reliable and efficient.
(PPIs) are extremely comparable in results and there is no proof that one is more helpful than the rest. There principle difference is the drug interactions with the rest of the body and mind and how the liver functions dispersing them.
The effectiveness of proton pump inhibitors has not been demonstrated in every case, despite their widespread use for these conditions. For example, proton pump inhibitors do not change the length of Barrett's esophagus.
There are many side affects of these drugs, the most common ones are the following; diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, headache, constipation, and rash.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Available Today
Prilosec - It reduces the amount of stomach acid produced by the stomach. It is utilized to treat acid reflux disease, heartburn and GERD. In addition it is used to encourage healing of erosive esophagitis.
Prevacid – It reduces the amount of acid generated by the stomach. It is used to take care of and stop intestinal ulcers, erosive esophagitis and other conditions involving unnecessary stomach acid, such as GERD, heartburn and indigestion.
Aciphex – It decreases the amount of acid generated by the stomach. It is used to treat symptoms of acid reflux disease and other conditions such as; heartburn, GERD and indigestion.
Protonix – It is used for treating heartburn or pain of the esophagus generated by acid reflux disease. It is also used temporarily for the treatment of ulcers of the small intestine. It may be used with particular antibiotics to treat ulcers
Nexium – Nexium is now officially approved for intravenous infusion treatment or injection for the temporary treatment, not to exceed ten days of acid reflux disease patients.