Consuming different kinds of food and always being on the go in today’s fast-paced world has taken a serious toll on our digestive systems. This extra burden on your tummy manifests itself as several severe gastrointestinal disorders and related symptoms like acid reflux, peptic ulcer disease and the most commonly observed of them all: acidity. But there are medicines available to deal with these medical conditions, among which is Sompraz.
Sompraz is essentially and antacid, and is widely used by people all across the globe for the treatment of stomach issues caused due to increased production of acid in the stomach. It is an over the counter (OTC) product and can be obtained only after presenting a valid prescription from a medical expert. The Sompraz medicine is manufactured and marketed by Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd. Sompraz is also helpful in the prevention of formation of stomach ulcers, which is a sore that usually develops in the inners walls (lining) of the food pipe, stomach and/or small intestine.
As far as its nature is concerned, Sompraz is characterized as an antacid among medicines. An antacid is any medicine that is capable of treating medical conditions related to excess production of acid in the stomach.
The major component of Sompraz that is responsible for its effectiveness is esomeprazole. Esomeprazole is a proton-pump inhibitor, which means that its main job is to regulate the production of acid in the stomach. In the case of excessive production of stomach acid, the proton-pump inhibitor is responsible for decreasing the quantity of stomach acid produced. Esomeprazole is primarily required to treat the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GRD) and other related medical complications that are caused due to excessive stomach acid.
Esomeprazole is also potent enough to facilitate in the healing of the erosive esophagitis, that is the damaged lining of the oesophagus caused because of the stomach acid.
The various uses of Sompraz medicine include but are not limited to the treatment and/or prevention of the following conditions:
Sompraz, like most other medicines, is known to produce certain side effects in patients due to prolonged use, albeit rarely. Following is a non-exhaustive list of side effects that are observed by the patients upon consumption of Sompraz medicine:
The dosage of Sompraz medicine is dependent on the severity of the situation of the patient. The tablet must be swallowed whole without breaking, crushing or chewing it. Patients are advised to take the medicine at the same time each day to ensure the best results. The maximum duration of effect is known to be 16 to 18 hours after ingestion.
Since Sompraz medicine is a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI), its effectiveness is dependent on the mechanism of reducing the production of gastric acid. This mechanism is responsible for providing relief to gastrointestinal complications that are caused due to the production of acid.
Hence, the action of Sompraz medicine is dependent on the reduction as well as maintenance of the rate of production of acid in the stomach.
Following medicines can be considered as substitutes for Sompraze medicine:
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