Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medicines used to prevent and treat the damage caused by acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. They are used to inhibit the release of stomach acids, curtailing reflux and to repair ulcerated tissue in the stomach and intestines. Proton pump inhibitors are even more powerful in suppressing acid secretions than their pharmaceutical predecessors, the H2-receptors such as Pepcid or Zantac. The class of drugs making up proton pump inhibitors include the common purple pill drugs Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium, which have proven to have significant side effects or drug interactions.
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