Proton Pump Inhibitors You May Try
- Omeprazole (Prilosec, Prilosec OTC)
- Lansoprazole (Previcid, Previcd 24 hour)
- Dexlansoprazole (Dexilent,Kapidex)
- Rabeprazole (Acipex)
- Pantoprazole (Protonix)
- Esomeprazole (Nexium and Zegaris, which is a rapid release form of Omeprazole.
It is very important to take these medications as directed by the doctor, for 4 to 6 months.
The stomach acid is corrosive and can damage the body’s natural mucous barrier that protects the lining of the stomach from being worn away.
Too much stomach acid can damage the lining of the stomach and this class of medications is used to protect the lining of the stomach to prevent us from developing any ulcers and inflammation in the esophagus.
When we experience inflammation in the esophagus it can be very painful to swallow liquids or foods.