Orthanol and omeprazole, the choice of drug

What drug should be used, it is better to ask a doctor. Both medicines help well. But Orthanol is considered more effective. For the treatment of children 5-18 years old, omeprazole should be used. If you need to save on treatment, then Omeprazole should be preferred. People who are prone to allergies to medications should choose Orthanol. This tool is more easily tolerated by the body.

An ulcer of the stomach or intestines is a fairly common disease. Violation of diet, bad habits, taking certain medications often lead to the appearance of such pathologies. Orthanol and omeprazole are most often used in therapy. Many patients have a problem choosing between these two drugs. To make it easier to make the right decision, you need to know how these drugs differ, when which remedy is better to use.


This is an antiulcer medicine of the Slovenian company Sandoz. Its action is based on inhibition of the secretion of the glands of the stomach. It is a proton pump inhibitor. Sold in capsules, lyophilisate. The main component is omeprazole. In capsules, it can be contained in amounts of 10, 20 and 40 mg, in the lyophilisate – 40 mg.


Doctors usually prescribe this drug in such cases:

  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.
  • Intestinal ulcer.
  • Reflux esophagitis.
  • Stomach ulcer.
  • Stressful gastrointestinal ulcers.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux.

A medicine is also used for prophylactic purposes. Contraindications to therapy:

  1. Age to 18 years.
  2. The course of treatment with drugs containing posaconazole, nelfinavir, atazanavir, erlotinib.
  3. Poor component tolerance.

Doctors prescribe this remedy with caution in such cases:

  • Osteoporosis.
  • Lack of liver and kidney function.
  • Change the color of feces.
  • Avitaminosis.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Frequent bloody vomiting.
  • The use of drugs containing St. John’s wort.

Capsules are washed down with water. Take the drug before meals. Dosage depends on the disease. For example, with an ulcer of the intestine and stomach, they take a tablet with a dosage of 20 mg every day for two weeks. With low efficiency, the dose is doubled. In hypersecretory conditions, take 60-120 mg of the active substance per day. In severe illness, therapy can last about two months. Elderly and people with hepatic pathologies, the daily dose is reduced to 20 mg of the active substance.

The lyophilisate is diluted with sodium chloride. The solution is administered intravenously. For stomach and intestinal ulcers, 40 mg of the active ingredient per day are used. The solution is administered for 30 minutes. If there are problems with the liver, then the daily dose should be reduced by half.

The drug is well tolerated. Sometimes there are such side effects:

  • Headache.
  • Depression, nervous irritability.
  • Upset stool.
  • Vomiting
  • Photosensitivity.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Allergy.
  • Visual impairment.
  • Alopecia.
  • Gynecomastia

The cost of packing capsules is about 150 rubles.


This is an antiulcer drug. It is produced by Russian enterprises Obolenskoye, Nizhpharm. Suppresses the work of the glands of the stomach. Available in tablets, capsules, powder for the preparation of an injection solution. The main substance is omeprazole. In capsules it is contained in a dose of 10 and 20 mg, in tablets – 10, 20, 40 mg, powder – 40 mg.


Used in the presence of such pathological conditions:

  • Peptic ulcer of the intestine, stomach.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.
  • Long heartburn.
  • Gastropathy

The tool is used not only for treatment, but also for the prevention of diseases.

The medicine is contraindicated in such cases:

  1. Age to five years.
  2. Cancer of the stomach, intestines.
  3. Intolerance to the composition.
  4. Pregnancy.

Likely side effects:

  • Nausea.
  • Depression.
  • Flatulence.
  • Increased irritability.
  • Upset stool.
  • Allergy.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Impaired hepatic function.
  • Encephalopathy
  • Weakness.
  • Headache.
Capsules and tablets are drunk before meals. The standard dosage for ulcers of the stomach and intestines is 20 mg of the active substance. In severe cases, the doctor doubles the dose. With Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, 60-120 mg of the active ingredient are drunk per day. The treatment course lasts about 1-2 months. The powder is diluted with saline and injected through a vein. The initial dosage is 20 mg per day. If necessary, increase it.

In pharmacies of the country, the price of packing capsules starts at 80 rubles.

Common features

Omeprazole and Orthanol combine these features:

  • They are used for the same pathologies.
  • Available in capsules and lyophilisate.
  • Contain the same active substance.
  • Variety of dosages.
  • They have the same mechanism of action.
  • A similar reception scheme.
  • They have similar contraindications, side effects.
  • They are effective, according to doctors and patients.

Distinctive points:

  1. Issued by different companies in different countries.
  2. Orthanol is more expensive.
  3. Omeprazole can be used in young children.
  4. Orthanol is available in capsules and lyophilisate, and omeprazole is also in tablets.
  5. Orthanol is more easily tolerated by the body.

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