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 What does a proton pump inhibitor do?

Answer A proton pump inhibitor is a class of prescription medication. They are intended to treat medical conditions like heartburn, acid reflex and peptic ulcers. Examples of some commonly prescribed prot... Read More »
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What proton pump inhibitor can be given by NG tube?

According to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, examples of proton pump inhibitors patients can receive by nasogastric (NG) tube---inserted through the nose and passed through the t... Read More »
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When should a proton pump inhibitor not be used?

On One Hand: Proton Pump Inhibitor UseA proton pump inhibitor (PPI) decreases gastric acid secretion by irreversibly blocking the H+/K+ ATPase (gastric proton pump) of the gastric parietal cell. PP... Read More »
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Do proton pump inhibitors cause lichenoid dermatitis?

Proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec and Nexium can cause many side effects in susceptible individuals. RxList provides a complete list of all of these side effects. While dermatitis and skin ... Read More »
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What does serotonin reuptake inhibitor mean?

A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) is a class of prescription medications used to treat conditions affected by chemical changes in the brain. Doctors commonly prescribe SSRIs for the t... Read More »
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