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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 64-5  

Roxatidine in duodenal ulcer.

CM Habibullah, MA Habeeb, SP Singh 
 Dept of Gastroenterology, Osmania Medical College, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad.

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C M Habibullah
Dept of Gastroenterology, Osmania Medical College, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad.

Roxatidine acetate is a new H2-receptor antagonist. A randomized double-blind clinical trial in fifty-three patients with endoscopically proven duodenal ulcers > 5 mm in diameter was undertaken to compare safety and efficacy of roxatidine with that of ranitidine. Twenty-six patients received roxatidine (75 mg bid) while 27 patients received ranitidine (150 mg bid) for 4 weeks. One patient in each group did not come for follow up. Roxatidine and ranitidine had comparable ulcer healing rates (22/25 vs 22/26); roxatidine, however, resulted in greater reduction in the number and severity of night time pain episodes (p < 0.05). No adverse event was reported during 4 weeks of treatment with roxatidine. Thus roxatidine achieves the primary therapeutic goal of relief of pain better than ranitidine.


How to cite this article:
Habibullah C M, Habeeb M A, Singh S P. Roxatidine in duodenal ulcer. J Postgrad Med 1995;41:64-5


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Habibullah C M, Habeeb M A, Singh S P. Roxatidine in duodenal ulcer. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1995 [cited 2022 May 26 ];41:64-5
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