proton pump inhibitor


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proton pump inhibitor

n.
Any of a class of drugs that inhibit gastric acid secretion by interfering with the movement of hydrogen ions across cell membranes and are used mainly to treat peptic ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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Proton pump inhibitor prescribing patterns in the UK: a primary care database study.
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For decades, people have been taking proton pump inhibitor drugs (PPIs) like Prilosec OTC[R] and Nexium[R] to treat heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, and other related ailments.
Hypomagnesemia among outpatient long-term proton pump inhibitor users.
"Our findings do not support previous assumptions that long-term proton pump inhibitor use would be associated with an increased risk of hip fractures," the authors write.
The patient was evaluated by a neurosurgeon who recommended 6-8 weeks of cervical collar and treatment with dexamethasone along with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for ulcer prophylaxis.
announced today that Eisai has obtained the approval of additional dosage and administration in Japan of the proton pump inhibitor Pariet 5 mg Tablets and 10 mg Tablets (generic name: rabeprazole sodium) to administer 10 mg of rabeprazole sodium per dose twice-daily for the maintenance therapy of proton pump inhibitor-resistant reflux esophagitis (reflux esophagitis in which it is difficult to achieve satisfactory therapeutic effects by existing treatment with once-daily dosing of proton pump inhibitors).
Ref: "Association Between Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Risk o Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease", Derk C.F.
Factors influencing compliance in long-term proton pump inhibitor therapy in general practice.
If you take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you may be putting yourself at higher risk for an ischemic stroke, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in November 2016.