In the treatment of reflux oesophagitis, either drugs preventing regurgitation of gastric juice in the lower oesophagus or pharmacological agents increasing the pH of the refluxing material are employed. In the present study 45 outpatients with reflux oesophagitis were randomly treated with either ranitidine (150 mg b.i.d.) or domperidone maleate (20 mg t.i.d.) or both drugs for six weeks. Before and after treatment the severity of dyspeptic symptoms and the grade of endoscopic and histological changes were assessed. The three therapeutic regimens were significantly and equally effective in inducing symptomatic relief and promoting endoscopic and histological disappearance or improvement of oesophagitis. The combined use of ranitidine and domperidone maleate failed to show any additional benefit compared with treatment with either drug alone.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Drugs under Experimental and Clinical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine
- Pharmacology (medical)
- Drug Discovery