Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
What are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and how do they work?
inhibitors (PPIs) reduce the production of acid by blocking the enzyme in the wall of
the stomach that produces acid. Acid is necessary for the formation of most
ulcers in the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum, and the reduction of acid with
prevents ulcers and allows
any ulcers that exist in the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum to heal.
For what conditions are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) used?