You are buying 1x 30 tablets of 20mg Pepzan to aid in the control of peptic ulcer
Pepzan is a medicine that contains active ingredient famotidine and belongs to the group of H2 histamine-receptor blockers.
Symptomatic relief of heartburn, dyspepsia and indigestion due to gastro-oesophageal reflux in adults over 18 years of age.
Famotidine is indicated for the treatment of duodenal ulcer; benign gastric ulcer; Zollinger-Ellison syndrome; prevention of relapses of duodenal ulceration.
Short-term (no more than 12 weeks) symptomatic relief of gastro-oesophageal reflux not responsive to conservative measures.
Healing of oesophageal erosion or ulceration associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
Prevention of relapses of symptoms and erosions or ulcerations associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
It is used to treat all pathological conditions characterized by hypersecretion of gastric acid, including:
- Stomach or duodenal ulcer (for short-term therapy only, up to 8 weeks)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) characterized by the return of gastric contents into the esophagus causing heartburn and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Pepzan should only be used for short-term treatment (not more than 12 weeks).
- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Studies have shown that Pepzan inhibits gastric secretion by 94% if administered at bedtime, and by 83% if administered after breakfast, respectively. For this reason, it is best to take the tablet just before you go to bed.
The usual dose for stomach and duodenal ulcer is 40 mg once daily, while a lower dose (20 mg once daily) is recommended for GERD.
For the treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, the usual dose ranges from 20 to 160 mg, four times a day.