What are PPI's
Proton pumps are found in our stomach lining. Their role is to pump hydrogen ions from the stomach lining into the stomach to create the gastric acid we need to digest food and kill bacteria.
Protein Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), binds to these proton pumps and stops them from pushing hydrogen ions into the stomach. This means the stomach produces less gastric acid.
By blocking the proton pumps, PPIs act on stomach acid at the source. This makes the stomach less acidic and less likely to cause heartburn symptoms.
Dexlansoprazole, sold under the trade name Dexilant
Esomeprazole, sold under the brand name Nexium
Famotidine, sold under the trade name Pepcid
Gaviscon (aluminum hydroxide and magnesium carbonate suspension
Lansoprazole, sold under the trade name Prevacid
Omeprazole, sold under the brand name Prilosec and Losec
Pantoprazole, sold under the brand name Somac, Protonix
Rabeprazole, sold under the brand name Pariet
Ranitidine, sold under the trade name Zantac
Vimovo contains a combination of esomeprazole and naproxen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory)