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Proton pump inhibitors: What they are and how they work  
Abstract:  This handout explains proton pump inhibitors, medicines that decrease the amount of acid made in the stomach. These drugs are used to ease symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Included are how to take the medicine and possible side effects.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2011, May 1, 2011
UWMC Availability:  Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Digestive System Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Side Effects; Medication Teaching; Medication Information; Medication; Gastrointestinal System; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3857

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