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    Clostridium Difficile Conditions

    Infection also seems to be more common in people who are taking a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors. These are medicines such as omeprazole and lansoprazole that are taken to s...

    Iron Deficiency Conditions

    You don't have enough acid in your stomach - for example, because you regularly take medicines to reduce stomach acid (such as medicines called proton pump inhibitors ) or because you ha...

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    Oesophageal Strictures, Webs and Rings Professional

    It is characteristically not responsive to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) [ 2 ] . Extrinsic lesions may compress the oesophagus from outside.

    Acid Reflux and Oesophagitis Conditions

    Two groups of acid-suppressing medicines are available - proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine receptor blockers (H2 blockers) . They work in different ways but both reduce (suppress...

    Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN1) Professional

    The management will depend on the presenting features of each individual patient. [ 3 ] Medical therapy may include diazoxide to inhibit release of insulin (especially in tumours that are not amenable...

    Gout Conditions

    For example, your doctor may advise that you take a proton pump inhibitor to protect your stomach if you need to take aspirin and another anti-inflammatory medicine.

    Oesophageal Cancer Conditions

    Studies have suggested that a combination of the treatment esomeprazole - a type of medicine known as a proton pump inhibitor - and low-dose aspirin may help in preventing the development of ...

    Giant Cell Arteritis Conditions

    However, many people over the age of 50 years are already taking low-dose aspirin with the aim of reducing the risk of a heart attack and stroke.) A proton pump inhibitor (PPI) Taking...

    Stomach Ulcer (Gastric Ulcer) Conditions

    The most commonly used medicine is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) . PPIs are a group (class) of medicines that work on the cells that line the stomach, reducing the production of acid.

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    Helicobacter Pylori Professional

    Either empirical treatment for four weeks with a full-dose proton pump inhibitor (PPI) or testing for and treating H. pylori may be employed. Current evidence offers no guidance on prefe...

    Mallory-Weiss Syndrome Professional

    Haemodynamically unstable patients should have endoscopy immediately after resuscitation. Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use is not recommended prior to diagnosis by endoscopy. A Cochrane rev...

    Oesophageal Atresia Professional

    Management is using feed thickeners, H2 receptor antagonists, proton pump inhibitors and prokinetic drugs . [ 2 ] Investigation and anti-reflux surgery are needed in some.

    Osteoarthritis Professional

    In either case, co-prescribe with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). All oral NSAIDs/COX-2 inhibitors have analgesic effects of a similar magnitude but vary in their potential gastroi...

    Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis Professional

    NICE recommends prescribing with a suitable proton pump inhibitor (PPI). [ 5 ] NSAIDs improve symptoms and signs of RA. They are highly effective and many RA patients rely on them, but th...

    Chronic Persistent Cough in Adults Professional

    - trial of high-dose proton pump inhibitors (may require up to 12 weeks for improvement). Postnasal drip syndrome?

    Stable Angina Professional

    Exercise may aggravate the pain, which is relieved by acid/alginate mixtures and much reduced by a course of a proton pump inhibitor. Pleuritic chest pain: the pain is sharp on deep inspir...

    Osteoporosis Risk Assessment and Primary Prevention Professional

    Other than aromatase inhibitors and androgen deprivation therapy, other pharmaceutical agents which may increase the risk of fragility fractures include: [ 7 ] : Proton pump inhibitors ...

    Ankylosing Spondylitis Professional

    Drugs No drugs have been shown to modify the course of the disease and there is no evidence to support the use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs such as methotrexate or sulfasalazine. [ 7 ] ...

    Gynaecomastia Professional

    Inhibitors of testosterone action: eg, cyproterone, flutamide, bicalutamide, finasteride, dutasteride, H2 receptor antagonists, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), marijuana. Androgens causing ...

    Prescribing for the Older Patient Professional

    They are best avoided, if possible, for simple pain relief in osteoarthritis (OA), etc; paracetamol should be tried instead and, if this is insufficient, try a low-dose NSAID in addition, with pro...