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Ventra Gastro-resistant Capsules 20mg & 40mg

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Ventra is used to treat the following conditions:

Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and above

  • ‘Gastro-esophageal reflux disease’ (GERD). This is where acid from the stomach escapes into the gullet (the tube which connects your throat to your stomach) causing pain, inflammation and heartburn.
  • Ulcers in the stomach or upper part of the gut (intestine) that are infected with bacteria called ‘Helicobacter pylori’. If you have this condition, your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection and allow the ulcer to heal.

 

Adults

  • Stomach ulcers caused by medicines called NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). Ventra can also be used to stop stomach ulcers from forming if you are taking NSAIDs.
  • Too much acid in the stomach caused by a growth in the pancreas (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).
  • Prolonged treatment after prevention of rebleeding of ulcers with intravenous esomeprazole.

To treat heartburn caused by gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD):

Adults and children aged 12 or above:

  • If your doctor has found that your food pipe (gullet) has been slightly damaged, the recommended dose is one capsule of Ventra 40 mg once a day for 4 weeks. Your doctor may tell you to take the same dose for a further 4 weeks if your gullet has not yet healed.
  • The recommended dose once the gullet has healed is one capsule of Ventra 20 mg once a day.
  • If your gullet has not been damaged, the recommended dose is one capsule Ventra 20 mg each day. Once the condition has been controlled, your doctor may tell you to take your medicine as and when you need it, up to a maximum of one capsule of Ventra 20 mg each day.
  • If you have severe liver problems, your doctor may give you a lower dose.

 

To treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori infection and to stop them coming back:

Adults and children aged 12 or above:

  • The recommended dose is one capsule of Ventra 20 mg twice a day for one week.
  • Your doctor will also tell you to take antibiotics called amoxicillin and clarithromycin.

 

To treat stomach ulcers caused by NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs):

Adults aged 18 and above:

  • The recommended dose is one capsule of Ventra 20 mg once a day for 4 to 8 weeks.

 

To prevent stomach ulcers if you are taking NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs):

Adults aged 18 and above:

  • The recommended dose is one capsule of Ventra 20 mg once a day.

 

To treat too much acid in the stomach caused by a growth in the pancreas (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome):

Adults aged 18 and above:

  • The recommended dose is one capsule of Ventra 40 mg twice a day.
  • Your doctor will adjust the dose depending on your needs and will also decide how long you need to take the medicine for. The maximum dose is 80 mg twice a day.

 

Prolonged treatment after prevention of rebleeding of ulcers with intravenous esomeprazole:

The recommended dose is one capsule of Ventra 40 mg once a day for 4 weeks.

Children under the age of 12 years

Ventra is not recommended for children less than 12 years old.

Elderly

Dose adjustment is not required in the elderly.

20mg x 28’s, 40mg x 28’s

20mg       HK-65847

40mg       HK-65846

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