Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) for Peptic Ulcer Disease
Why It Is Used
Proton pump inhibitors are used to treat ulcers. They provide short-term (2 to 8 weeks) treatment for Reference ulcers Opens New Window in the stomach and in the upper small intestine.
PPIs are also used to prevent ulcers and problems from ulcers (such as bleeding) in people who take NSAIDs long-term (for example, for arthritis).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 10, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology