Compounds that contain benzimidazole joined to a 2-methylpyridine via a sulfoxide linkage. Several of the compounds in this class are ANTI-ULCER AGENTS that act by inhibiting the POTASSIUM HYDROGEN ATPASE found in the PROTON PUMP of GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS.
|Drug||Drug Name||Drug Indication|
|DB00338||Omeprazole||Omeprazole, according to the FDA label [FDA label] is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) used for the following purposes: • Treatment of active duodenal ulcer in adults • Eradication of Helicobacter pylori to reduce the risk of duodenal ulcer recurrence in adults • Treatment of active benign gastric ulcer in adults • Treatment of symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients 1 year of age and older • Treatment of erosive esophagitis (EE) due to acid-mediated GERD in patients 1 month of age and older • Maintenance of healing of EE due to acid-mediated GERD in patients 1 year of age and older • Pathologic hypersecretory conditions in adults|
|DB00736||Esomeprazole||Esomeprazole is indicated for the treatment of acid-reflux disorders including healing and maintenance of erosive esophagitis, and symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, H. pylori eradication, prevention of gastrointestinal bleeds with NSAID use, and for the long-term treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions including Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome.|
|DB01129||Rabeprazole||For the treatment of acid-reflux disorders (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, H. pylori eradication, and prevention of gastroinetestinal bleeds with NSAID use.|
|DB05351||Dexlansoprazole||Dexlansoprazole is indicated for healing all grades of erosive esophagitis (EE), maintaining and healing of EE and relief of heartburn, and treating heartburn associated with symptomatic non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).|