Both drugs are quite effective, have one active substance and almost the same effect on the body. The difference is only the price and the presence of contraindications. Omez is convenient for some patients, since it has an affordable price, and for others – Ultop, due to the fact that it can be taken for liver diseases. The difference in price categories is due to different countries of production. Many pharmacists are confident that the manufacture of Ultop uses newer technologies, which reduces the number of side effects and contraindications.
Thus, the advantages of Ultop are:
- The ability to apply to patients with liver pathologies.
- Available in the form of capsules and powder for solution preparation.
- It is released without a prescription.
- It interacts poorly with other medicines.
- It slows down the secretion of gastric juice, which can lead to intestinal infections.
- It is forbidden during pregnancy and lactation.
- High price.
The benefits of omez are:
- Improvement immediately after administration, the therapeutic effect lasts a day.
- It is made in the form of capsules and powder for infusion.
- It is allowed to apply with complex treatment.
- Low cost in comparison with analogues.
The disadvantages are that Omez can not be used during pregnancy and lactation, as well as liver diseases.
Thus, both drugs are effective. However, a specific drug is prescribed by the doctor individually for each patient, based on its characteristics of the disease.
Digestive diseases are quite common in humans. This requires immediate treatment to avoid the development of complications. A doctor is prescribed an examination, and after a diagnosis is established, a treatment regimen and diet are determined. Often prescribed drugs such as Ultop or Omez.
Both are used for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and normalize its work. Many people wonder which drug is better. Both of them have their advantages and disadvantages. To make a choice, you need to consider the drugs in more detail.
The drug belongs to the pharmacological group ACE inhibitors. The active substance is omeprazole. The combination of antibiotics and omeprazole can eliminate the symptoms of the disease, achieve healing of the mucous membrane, and also increase the time of remission. Quickly absorbed from the digestive tract. About 80% is excreted by the kidneys. The half-life is 30-60 minutes. If there are problems with the liver, then the time may increase up to 3 hours.
Indications for use:
- Exacerbation of peptic ulcer.
- Reflux esophagitis.
- Erosions and ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract associated with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Liver disease.
- Individual intolerance to omeprazole.
The effect of the drug during pregnancy has not been studied, so during this period you should refrain from taking it. If use is required during lactation, then breastfeeding should be stopped at the time of administration.
Available in the form of capsules of 10, 20 and 40 mg, as well as powder for the preparation of an infusion solution. Dosage is selected individually for each patient. A single dose is 20-40 mg. The maximum daily dose is 80 mg. It is used in 1 or 2 doses. Treatment is up to 8 weeks.
The powder is dissolved in 100 ml of a 5% glucose solution (valid for 6 hours) or saline (valid for 12 hours).
The active ingredient is omeprazole. Refers to proton pump inhibitors and is an antiulcer drug. Under the influence of the active substance, the last stage of hydrochloric acid is blocked during its production. As a result, regardless of the stimulus, secretion is reduced.
The drug is rapidly absorbed and has a therapeutic effect within an hour. The overall action lasts a day. After stopping the intake, the activity of the glands is restored after 3-5 days. The active substance is absorbed from the intestines. This is due to the fact that the granules are resistant to acid and dissolve only in the intestine. In plasma, the maximum concentration of the drug is noted after 30-60 minutes. Bioavailability is approximately 40%. It is excreted by the kidneys.
Indications for use are:
- Peptic ulcers of the duodenum and stomach.
- Ulcers caused by NSAIDs.
- Stress ulcers.
- Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.
- Systemic mastocytosis.
It is available not only in the form of capsules, but also in the form of a powder for the preparation of an infusion solution. Therefore, if it is not possible to take the capsules inside, intravenous administration can be carried out.
- An allergic reaction to the drug.
- Pregnancy and lactation.
Also, caution should be taken in people with renal and hepatic insufficiency. In this case, the dosage is prescribed by the doctor individually.
Capsules must be swallowed without chewing and washed down with water.
With an ulcer, it is recommended to take 20 mg once a day, in the morning on an empty stomach. As a rule, treatment lasts 2 weeks. If during this period the ulcer did not heal, then the course increases by another 2 weeks.
With Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, 60 mg of the drug is used before meals. Further, the dosage is determined by the doctor.
With gastritis, treatment is 1-2 weeks and is taken 1 capsule per day. Reception is also carried out with pancreatitis.
To relieve acute symptoms, it is recommended to administer the solution intravenously. Typically, the dosage is 40-80 mg. If the dose exceeds 60 mg, then it is divided into 2 times. After eliminating the symptoms, switching to capsules is recommended. The prepared solution is allowed for administration during the day.