Peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer is one of the most common problems in modern society. Its treatment requires the use of modern and effective drugs, which include Sanpraz.
The modern way of life of people, accompanied by constant stress, the inability to eat properly, the presence of almost every hereditary predisposition to the disturbed work of the gastrointestinal tract has led to the fact that every fourth inhabitant of our planet suffers from peptic ulcer disease in one way or another. The effectiveness of its treatment depends on how correctly and in a timely manner the therapy of this ailment is started. The most effective antiulcer drugs on the pharmaceutical market are Sanpraz, nolpaza and pariet.
Sanpraz is one of the most effective and frequently prescribed antiulcer drugs in the treatment of stomach and duodenal ulcers. As a rule, one package contains 10 square tablets, white or yellow, coated with a hard enteric coating. The main active ingredient of the drug is pantoprazole.
The course of taking this drug leads to epithelialization of the ulcer, followed by its healing. In addition, Sanpraz is used as the prevention of ulcers.
The shelf life of the drug is quite long, the manufacturer indicates two years in the instructions, naturally, their use after the expiration date can lead to various undesirable consequences for the body. Storage conditions Sanpraz require a room temperature of 23-25 degrees, in a dry place. The drug is dispensed with a doctor's prescription, however, in practice, many pharmacies sell it without a prescription. The country of origin is India.
The effect of using the drug
The drug "Sanpraz" is a fairly effective remedy, a minimum four-week course of therapy of which, along with a properly selected diet, leads to epithelialization of the ulcer, relieving pain in the epigastric region. Against the background of taking the drugs, such complaints as nausea, heartburn, and a feeling of fullness in the stomach also cease to bother.
Pharmacological activity of the drug
Sanpraz is a proton pump inhibitor. Its action blocks the secretion of hydrochloric acid, which leads to an increase in the sensitivity of the microorganism to antibiotics.
Indications for use
"Sanpraz" has a fairly wide range of indications for use:
- peptic ulcer in the stage of exacerbation or remission;
- peptic ulcer of the duodenum in the phase of exacerbation or remission;
- erosavino-hemorrhagic and erosive-hemorrhagic gastritis (including those associated with Helicobacter pylori);
- reflux esophagitis;
- complex treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Method of administration and dosage
Sanpraz tablets are taken with water, it is advisable to take them 15 minutes before meals, although some gastroenterologists claim that when using the drug during a meal, the latter is better absorbed.
When treating stomach ulcers or duodenal ulcers, erosive gastritis, it is recommended to take tablets of 40-80 mg / day. The course of treatment for exacerbation of peptic ulcer disease is 4-8 weeks, in the phase of remission - 2 weeks.
For the prevention of exacerbations of gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, 1 tablet is prescribed per day (20 mg / day).
In the treatment of erosive gastritis associated with Helicobacter pylori, a dosage of 40 mg 2 times / day in combination with antimicrobial agents is recommended. The required course of treatment is 7-14 days.
With erosive and ulcerative lesions of the stomach and duodenum associated with the use of NSAIDs, it is necessary to take a tablet of 40-80 mg / day. within 4-8 weeks.In order to prevent erosive lesions while taking NSAIDs - 20 mg / day.
In case of reflux esophagitis of gastroesophageal reflux disease, a course therapy of 40 mg / day is recommended for 4-8 weeks. For the prevention of exacerbations, take 20 mg / day.
No cases of drug overdose were observed. However, before taking the course, it is better to consult a doctor.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
During pregnancy and lactation, it is recommended to take the drug with caution, the dosage of the drugs must be selected with a doctor.
- malignant neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract;
- children under 8 years old;
- hypersensitive (allergy) in various components of the drug;
- dyspepsia of neurotic genesis.
As a rule, when used correctly, the drug does not show any side effects. Most often, of the rare manifestations, an allergic reaction to various components of the drug is indicated. In this case, you must immediately stop taking the pills and consult a doctor. It is extremely rare, with uncontrolled intake, problems with the functioning of the liver and kidneys may appear. There is evidence that frequent use of the drug can sometimes be accompanied by headaches and nausea.
Drug compatibility with other drugs
Sanpraz can be combined with other drugs. In particular, as a complex treatment of peptic ulcer disease, it can be combined with taking bismuth preparations (de-nol), antacid drugs (almagel, phospholugel, etc.), as well as antibacterial (amoxicillin, azithromycin) and antimicrobial agents (metronidazole).
Analogs of the drug Sanpraz are Nolpaza, Pariet, Lasek, omeprazole and other antiulcer drugs. The drugs that are representatives of the latest generation are comparable to Sanrpraz in terms of effectiveness.
Customer reviews on the use of "Sanpraz"
The vast majority of reviews about this drug are positive. Patients who have undergone a course of therapy with this drug note an improvement in their well-being in the form of relief of pain in the abdomen, especially in the epigastric region, and also disappear. It is important to understand that the use of the drug must be constantly combined with a properly selected diet. It is necessary not only to eat right, but also to observe the diet.
However, minor disadvantages are still present, in most cases it is a banal intolerance to the components of the drug, which is manifested by an allergy. In addition, some patients report a slight manifestation of the effect of taking this medication. In this case, it is important to note that for a noticeable effect of the drug, one should, together with a gastroenterologist or nutritionist, choose a diet and constantly observe its diet and regimen. Also, some patients complain of recurrent headaches after prolonged use of Sanpraz.
Another negative reviews is the price of the drug, which does not allow many anabolic lovers to buy this drug.
The price of the drug "Sanpraz"
How much does such a seemingly good in every sense drug cost to avoid heaviness, pain and heartburn after eating? Unfortunately, the sum is rather big, at least for the average Russian citizen. So, the price range of the package "Sanpraz" in tablets of 10 pieces is about 350 - 800 rubles. Prices are given in Moscow, so in some regions of Russia they may differ both upwards and vice versa, downwards.
Of course, everyone should decide for themselves to buy this drug. The purpose of the article was only to acquaint the reader with all the pros and cons of this tool. It is only important to remember that before using, especially if you have any doubts, it is better to consult a qualified doctor.