Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most commonly prescribed agents for reducing stomach acid and are recommended as first-line therapy for peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other gastrointestinal disorders. PPIs are highly efficacious and among the most commonly dispensed drug classes, both in the United States and around the world. In addition, several are available without a prescription (eg, esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole). However, PPI safety and long-term use have recently come under increasing scrutiny.
Given how widespread PPI use is, updated knowledge regarding clinical concerns is critical. Do you know best practices for PPIs, as well as adverse effects to be aware of and interactions to avoid? Test yourself on this commonly used class of drug with this short quiz.
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Cite this: Mary L. Windle. Rapid Rx Quiz: Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) - Medscape - Feb 22, 2022.