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what is a proton pump inhibitor?

A: A proton pump inhibitor is a type of stomach acid blocker known as an anti-ulcer drug. It works by preventing acid production in the stomach. There are several kinds of proton pump inhibitor available, but they all work in the same way. The differences are the ways they are broken down by the body and their drug interactions. Antacids work by coating the stomach and neutralizing the acid produced. A proton pump inhibitor keeps the stomach from producing acid in the first place. This offers better, longer-lasting relief from acid symptoms. Conditions usually treated with a


what is a pronton pump inhibitor and its'' uses

A: a proton pump inhibitor is medication that reduces production of stomach acids. It sounds like your brother had surgery that removed some of his ability to keep the acid from rising up his throat and needs mechanical assistance to keep it from burning his throat and mouth.....


what Are proton pump Inhibitors?

A: proton pump inhibitors (PPis) may also be called antacids, though they are a specific type of antacid that aids in blocking stomach cells from producing acid in the form of hydrogen ions. Not all antacids are the same, and PPis are often compared to another type of acid reducer called the H2 blocker. H2 blockers interfere with a different mechanism and reduce histamine response that signals the stomach to produce more acid. H2 blockers are usually more effective short-term, and shorter acting, but they need to be taken with greater frequency. PPis, in contrast, tend to work more effectively for longer periods of time,...


what is a Histamine Receptor Antagonist?

A: A histamine receptor antagonist, more commonly referred to as an H2 receptor antagonist, is a class of drug that blocks the action of histamine in the stomach. It works by indirectly decreasing the production of stomach acid secreted by parietal cells in the stomach lining. It is most commonly used for gastrointestinal issues, such as peptic ulcer disease and gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD). Histamine is produced in the stomach by an Enterochromaffin-like cell (ECL). The histamine then...


what is a Choristoma?

A: Benign tumors known as choristomas are typically composed of normal tissue that develops and grows in an abnormal location. A choristoma might consist of some of the cells found in the surrounding tissue but mostly contains other cell types. In the majority of cases, the growth does not contain cells related to the immediate area. The abnormal growths generally remain small in size and may be found anywhere in the body. The tumors may or may not produce symptoms, depending on specific location, and treatment may involve surgery when the tissue interferes with function or causes unpleasant symptoms.. A choristoma...


what is a Histamine Antagonist?

A: A histamine antagonist is a drug that binds to certain receptors for the chemical messenger histamine and prevents the effects of this chemical in the body. Some of these medications, also called antihistamines, diminish the vasodilation responsible for common allergy symptoms like runny nose and swelling. The early drugs in this series also had broad effects on the nervous system including sedation, but later ones were more specific. Another group of histamine antagonists prevents the secretion of stomach acid and is...


what is a peptic ulcer?

A: A peptic ulcer is a raw area on you that happens in your gastro intestinal tract as a consequence of erosion from acidic gastric juices. they may occur in your oesphagus, stomach or duodenum. They may be single or multiple and usually measure about 10 to 25 millimetres across and about 0.25 mm deep. Typical symptom is gnawing pain in your abdomen when stomach is empty. Many persons found to have a peptic ulcer suffer no symptoms, but a greater number complain about burning or gnawing pain in their abdomen which can wake at night. Other symptoms include ;loss of appetite, belching, feeling bloated, weight loss, nausea and vomiting. The commonest complication is bleeding from the ulcer...


proton-pump inhibitors may weaken bones

A: what exactly is a proton pump inhibitor? what is it used for? Its those drugs like Nexium and Prilosec used for acid reflux (which I bet alot of us use due to the Nsaids killing our stomachs! You are right SKZ, I stopped taking my "stomach pills'' as soon as I read the article and I am eating antacid pills by the handfuls. They don''t work nearly as well but broken hips and failed fusions scare me more. I know it''s early in the discovery stage but where are the answers found? is taking nexium or prevacid hurting our...


what is a good acid reflux reducer other than Pepcid AC?

A: Personally like Prilosec - it is a proton pump inhibitor, which reduces acidity in a different way than pepcid (antihistamine like zantac). Other PPis include prevacid, nexium, aciphex, and protonix. . ...


what are the effects of long-term use of proton pump inhibitors?

A: In May 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety announcement about an increased risk of hip, wrist, and spine fractures associated with the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPis), like Prevacid (lansoprazole). The FDA is requiring labeling changes to include warning information on this issue. The FDA''s decision to require manufacturers to change labeling is based on its review of several epidemiological studies that identified the increased risk of fractures. Some of...

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