Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs are prescription or over-the-counter medication that relieve symptoms of acid reflux. They are commonly taken to treat stomach ulcers and for those that suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Common names for PPIs are:
These tablets or capsule work by reducing the production of acid in the stomach. Common side effects include headache, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, nausea, anxiety, joint aches, muscle pain and skin rash. Studies have now shown that taking these proton pump inhibitors may also increase the risk of chronic kidney failure and heart failure.
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