ProtonpumpProton Pump Inhibitors is a group of drugs that affects and decreases the amount of acid in the Stomach.

They are newer then the H2-Receptor Antagonists

Are used quite often throughout the world and are some of the medication that are most purchased.

Uses include:


  • Omeprazole   [Prilosec]
  • Lansoprazole    [Prevacid]
  • Esomeprazole    [Nexium]
  • Pantoprazole    [Protonix]
  • Rabeprazole    [Aciphex]
  • Dexlansoprazole    [Kapidex]

Method of Action

  • Block a H+/K+ ATPase pump system also called the gastric proton pump
  • Occurs in the stomach at the perietal cell

proton prilosec_10620_4_big_Adverse Effects

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Abdominal pain
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Pancreatitis
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • others
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