Proton-pump Inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are drugs that are used to reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach lining. They are used in the treatment of heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastric ulcers, and to prevent damage to the lower esophagus. Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, Rabeprazole, and Pantoprazole are some of the commonly used drugs of this group.

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What does erythema with atrophy of antrum mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I had a history of on and off acid reflux for a few years. Last month, I had a bad episode of GERD and was prescribed Pantoprazole for a month. It got better and I stopped taking Pantoprazole, but I still have epigastric pain on and off. I had an upper endo...  Read Full »

Dr. Abdullah Omar Sultan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms likely from your stomach. Atrophy and erythema mean there is inflammation, might be from a bacterial infection (helicobacter), which we have to wait for the biopsy result then to be treated with triple therapy. Hyoscyamine drug for intestinal cramps, h...  Read Full »

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