[Pharmacological and clinical feature of rebamipide: new therapeutic targets].Ter Arkh. 2020 Apr 27; 92(2):104-111.TA
Rebamipide is a cytoprotector developed in Japan where it has been successfully used for the treatment of stomach diseases for 30 years. Initially discovered effects of the drug included the induction of prostaglandins and the elimination of free oxygen radicals. Recent studies discovered new therapeutic targets of the drug, its new forms that made possible using rebamipid for the treatment of such diseases as NSAID enteropathy, ulcerative colitis, radiation colitis, pouchitis, enteropathy with impaired membrane digestion. It is used in endoscopy, ophthalmology, chemotherapy, rheumatology. The aim of this review is to present current information about the pharmacological and clinical feature of rebamipide and to study its therapeutic potential.