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How do proton pump inhibitors treat heartburn and reflux?

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PPIs block acid production more effectively and for a longer time than H2 blockers. They're also good for protecting the esophagus from acid so that inflammation can heal:

PPIs are best taken an hour before meals.

  • Dexlansoprazole (Dexilant)
  • Esomeprazole (Nexium)
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