proton pump inhibitor


Definition of proton pump inhibitor

: any of a group of drugs that inhibit the activity of pumps transporting hydrogen ions across cell membranes and are used to inhibit gastric acid secretion

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These include popular drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Serena Gordon,, "Heartburn drugs might bring allergy woes," 5 Aug. 2019 These include proton pump inhibitors to improve heartburn symptoms, steroids, NSAIDs, and blood pressure medications. Lambeth Hochwald,, "What Is Scleroderma—and How Can I Tell If I Have It?," 21 June 2019 Sufferers of frequent, recurring heartburn (several times a week) should consider that Zegerid OTC is in the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) class; Pepsid and Zantac, on the other hand, are H2 antagonists. Barbara Brody, Woman's Day, "Stop the Burn," 2 Apr. 2010 The types of medications include hormonal birth control medications, blood pressure and heart medications, proton pump inhibitors, antacids and painkillers. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "One-third of adults in U.S. taking drugs that may cause depression, study finds," 13 June 2018 Of these, 131,708 received antibiotics, 60,209 got histamine-2 receptor antagonists and 13,687 were given proton pump inhibitors. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Giving Babies Antibiotics or Antacids May Increase Allergy Risk," 2 Apr. 2018 Researchers pooled data from eight observational studies and concluded that the risk of asthma in childhood increased by 34 percent when the mother used proton pump inhibitors and by 57 percent with the use of histamine-2 receptor antagonists. New York Times, "Antacids During Pregnancy Tied to Asthma in Children," 11 Jan. 2018 Statins interact with scores of them, including proton pump inhibitors (like Nexium), blood pressure and heart medications (like Plavix), and many antibiotics. Paula Span, New York Times, "You’re Over 75, and You’re Healthy. Why Are You Taking a Statin?," 5 Jan. 2018 For the 745 who had previously used proton pump inhibitors, the risk declined to 16.1 percent. Bradley J. Fikes,, "Stomach acid blockers promote liver disease, study finds," 10 Oct. 2017

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of proton pump inhibitor

: any of a group of drugs (such as omeprazole and rabeprazole) that inhibit the activity of proton pumps and are used to inhibit gastric acid secretion in the treatment of ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux disease abbreviation PPI

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