Journal article

Speed of onset of oesophageal acid reduction with different proton-pump inhibitors in patients with reflux oesophagitis.

M Newton, WR Burnham, MA Kamm

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol | Published : 1998


OBJECTIVE: Proton-pump inhibitors are the most effective drug treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. With the increasing trend toward 'on demand' therapy, it is important to determine how quickly oesophageal acid reflux is reduced, and whether this differs between the available compounds. DESIGN: A 2 x 2 double-blind crossover study. METHOD: Eight patients with Savary-Miller grade II oesophagitis underwent 24 h pre-treatment oesophageal pH monitoring. Each patient was randomly allocated to receive daily omeprazole 20 mg and lansoprazole 30 mg for 2 days, in two separate double-blind periods, with a washout period of 14 days. Two further oesophageal pH recordings were obtained durin..

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