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Eprazole

Used for: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastric ulcer, Prevention of NSAID associated ulcers, Heartburn, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication, Duodenal ulcer
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What is Eprazole?

Eprazole is a brand product that contains Omeprazole, which belongs to a class of Proton pump inhibitors. It works by blocking the proton pumps to inhibit the secretion of gastric acid in the stomach. It is therefore used for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and peptic ulcer. It can also be used for prevention of gastric ulcer for patients taking Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that cause stomach bleeding.

How to use it?

Eprazole is available as capsules.

For Heartburn, take 10-20 mg once daily for 2-4 weeks according to responses.

For Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), take 20 mg once daily for 4 weeks, continue the treatment for 4-8 more weeks if complete healing is not achieved. Maintenance dose is 20 mg once daily. For more severe cases, take 40 mg once daily for 8 weeks. Maintenance dose is 20 mg once daily.  
 

For treatment and prevention of benign stomach ulcer, take 20 mg once daily for 4-8 weeks, increase the dose in severe or recurrent cases to 40 mg once daily. 

 

For prevention of NSAID-associated ulcers, take 20 mg once daily for 4 weeks, continue the treatment for 4 more weeks if complete healing is not achieved. 

What are the side effects of Eprazole?

Common side effects of Eprazole include constipation, diarrhoea and headache.

Who should not take Eprazole?

  • Anyone who has an allergy to any component of Eprazole.

Pharmacist Tips:

  • There is a risk of developing magnesium deficiency when taking Omeprazole. Look out for signs like muscle spasms, tremors and loss of appetite. Magnesium supplementation can be taken if Magnesium deficiency occurs after speaking to your healthcare professionals.

 

Common dosing schedule: 

  • Eprazole is taken with or without food at the same time each day. Take at the time when acid problems affect you the most. 
     

This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.

 

Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.

Where to buy Eprazole in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Eprazole is a medicine under supervised sales and can be purchased under the supervision of a pharmacist from any pharmacies in Hong Kong. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Eprazole in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 20mg (Capsules)
Drug class
Acid-Reducing Drugs
Sub class
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
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