Background: Tegoprazan is a novel potassium-competitive acid blocker that has a fast onset of action and can control gastric pH for a prolonged period, which could offer clinical benefit in acid-related disorders. Aim: To confirm the non-inferiority of tegoprazan to esomeprazole in patients with erosive oesophagitis (EE). Methods: In this multicentre, randomised, double-blind, parallel-group comparison study, 302 Korean patients with endoscopically confirmed EE (Los Angeles Classification Grades A-D) were randomly allocated to either tegoprazan (50 or 100 mg) or esomeprazole (40 mg) treatment groups for 4 or 8 weeks. The primary endpoint was the cumulative proportion of patients with healed EE confirmed by endoscopy up to 8 weeks from treatment initiation. Symptoms, safety and tolerability were also assessed. Results: The cumulative healing rates at week 8 were 98.9% (91/92), 98.9% (90/91) and 98.9% (87/88) for tegoprazan 50 mg, tegoprazan 100 mg and esomeprazole 40 mg, respectively. Both doses of tegoprazan were non-inferior to esomeprazole 40 mg. The incidence of adverse events was comparable among the groups, and tegoprazan was well-tolerated. Conclusion: Once daily administration of tegoprazan 50 or 100 mg showed non-inferior efficacy in healing EE and tolerability to that of esomeprazole 40 mg.
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- Pharmacology (medical)