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Heartburn treatment in primary care: randomised, double blind study for 8 weeks.
BMJ. 1999 Aug 28; 319(7209):550-3.BMJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To compare the effects and tolerability of omeprazole and cisapride with that of placebo for control of heartburn in primary care patients.

DESIGN

Randomised, double blind, placebo controlled study.

SETTING

65 primary care practices in Norway.

PARTICIPANTS

483 untreated patients with complaints of heartburn >/=3 days a week, with at most grade 1 reflux oesophagitis.

INTERVENTIONS

Omeprazole 20 mg once daily, cisapride 20 mg twice daily, or placebo for 8 weeks.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Adequate control of heartburn, defined as </=1 day of the past 7 days with no more than mild heartburn, after 4 weeks of treatment.

RESULTS

In the all patients treated analysis, adequate control of heartburn was achieved in 71% of patients taking omeprazole, 22% taking cisapride, and 18% taking placebo after 4 weeks of treatment (omeprazole v cisapride and placebo, P<0.0001; cisapride v placebo, non-significant). Results were comparable in patients with or without reflux oesophagitis. In patients treated with omeprazole only, symptom control was achieved significantly more often in patients positive for Helicobacter pylori. Antacid use was 2-3 times greater in patients taking cisapride or placebo than in those taking omeprazole. Relief of non-reflux symptoms did not significantly differ between the three groups. Significantly more patients taking cisapride reported adverse events than those taking omeprazole or placebo.

CONCLUSIONS

Omeprazole 20 mg once daily was highly effective in relieving heartburn whereas cisapride 20 mg twice daily was not significantly more effective than placebo.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Haukeland Sykehus, University of Bergen, N-5021 Bergen, Norway.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10463897

Citation

Hatlebakk, J G., et al. "Heartburn Treatment in Primary Care: Randomised, Double Blind Study for 8 Weeks." BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), vol. 319, no. 7209, 1999, pp. 550-3.
Hatlebakk JG, Hyggen A, Madsen PH, et al. Heartburn treatment in primary care: randomised, double blind study for 8 weeks. BMJ. 1999;319(7209):550-3.
Hatlebakk, J. G., Hyggen, A., Madsen, P. H., Walle, P. O., Schulz, T., Mowinckel, P., Bernklev, T., & Berstad, A. (1999). Heartburn treatment in primary care: randomised, double blind study for 8 weeks. BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.), 319(7209), 550-3.
Hatlebakk JG, et al. Heartburn Treatment in Primary Care: Randomised, Double Blind Study for 8 Weeks. BMJ. 1999 Aug 28;319(7209):550-3. PubMed PMID: 10463897.
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