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Pentaprazole is used for the treatment of various stomach problems and also short term treatment for erosive esophagitis associated with GERD. In combination with antibiotics, it is known to treat ulcers caused by Helicobacter Pylori. This compound has chemical formula C16H15F2N3O4S with molecular weight of 383.371 g/mol. Pentaprazole gets metabolized in the liver by CYP2C19 enzyme and excreted in urine and feces. It belongs to the class of proton pump inhibitors and administered by oral & i8ntravenous routes.
Has biological half life of 1-2 hours
Can be used for long term treatment of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
Works on gastric parietal cells to suppress gastric acid production