PPIs, or proton pump inhibitors, (compare to Prilosec® and Nexium®) work by blocking your cells from producing acid altogether.
How often/when should they be taken?
PPIs are best for long-lasting relief from acid reflux symptoms. Generally, they should be taken once per day, 30-60 minutes before your first meal of the day.
Are there any side effects?
Common side effects associated with PPIs include headache, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. You can see more potential side effects here.