Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) for Peptic Ulcer Disease
How It Works
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) greatly reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach, which in turn reduces irritation of the stomach lining and allows an ulcer to heal.
When used with antibiotics, PPIs also help treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection.
|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