Proton Pump Inhibitors for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Why It Is Used
Proton pump inhibitors are usually used:
- To prevent GERD symptoms.
- To heal inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis).
- To prevent esophagitis from coming back after the esophagus is healed (maintenance therapy) and to prevent complications of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
People with Reference Barrett's esophagus Opens New Window are often treated with proton pump inhibitors.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 10, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology