Randomised clinical trial: tegoprazan, a novel potassium-competitive acid blocker, or lansoprazole in the treatment of gastric ulcer

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Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2020 Jul 23. doi: 10.1111/apt.15865. Online ahead of print.


BACKGROUND: Tegoprazan is a novel potassium-competitive acid blocker for the treatment of acid-related disorders.

AIMS: To assess whether tegoprazan is non-inferior to lansoprazole in terms of efficacy and safety in patients with gastric ulcers.

METHODS: In this phase 3, double-blind, active control, multicentre study, 306 gastric ulcer patients were randomised to one of three treatment groups: tegoprazan 50 mg, tegoprazan 100 mg and lansoprazole 30 mg once daily for 4 or 8 weeks.The primary endpoint was the cumulative percentages of patients with healed ulcers confirmed by endoscopy up to 8 weeks from treatment initiation. Symptoms and safety were assessed.

RESULTS: In the full analysis set, the cumulative healing rates at week 8 were 94.8% (91/96) for the tegoprazan 50 mg, 95.0% (94/99) for the tegoprazan 100 mg and 95.7% (89/93) for the lansoprazole 30 mg groups. At week 4, the respective healing rates were 90.6% (87/96), 91.9% (91/99), and 89.2% (83/93). In per protocol analysis, 4-week healing rates were 95.4% (84/88), 94.6% (88/93) and 92.9% (79/85) for tegoprazan 50 mg, tegoprazan 100 mg and lansoprazole 30 mg, respectively. Both doses of tegoprazan were non-inferior to lansoprazole in ulcer healing at 4 and 8 weeks. The incidence of drug-related treatment-emergent adverse events did not differ among groups. The increase in serum gastrin concentration was not higher in tegoprazan-treated patients than in lansoprazole-treated patients.

CONCLUSIONS: Tegoprazan 50 or 100 mg were not inferior to lansoprazole 30 mg once daily in the treatment of gastric ulcers.

PMID:32701188 | DOI:10.1111/apt.15865

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