What is a PPI?

Minute With Amit – What is a PPI?

Yucca Valley’s leading Pharmacist, Amit Kakar, Pharm.D. here.

Welcome to Minute with Amit Christmas Edition 🙂 . Last week we talked about OTC heartburn medication and this week we are discussing PPIs which are a type of heartburn medication that can also treat stomach ulcers.

Join us this week to learn about Proton Pump Inhibitors.

What is a PPI?

  • PPI or Proton Pump Inhibitor – Treat Heartburn and Stomach Ulcers
  • PPIs stop enzyme from producing acid.
  • Examples of PPIs include Prevacid Nexium Prilosec
  • Prilosec or Omeprazole is taken once daily 20mg
  • Prevacid or Lansoprazole is taken once daily at 15mg
  • Nexium or Esomeprazole is taken once daily at 20mg.
  • Stronger doses available by prescription.
  • All can be taken for heartburn or ulcers.
  • When treating heartburn do not use for more than 14 days. Can be used longer to treat ulcers, but always consult your primary care physician.

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