Ventra is used to treat the following conditions: Adults and adolescents aged 12 years and above: 'Gastro-esophageal reflux disease' (GERD). This is where acid from the stomach escapes into the gullet (the tube which connects the throat to the stomach) causing pain, inflammation and heartburn.
Ulcers in the stomach or upper part of the gut (intestine) that are infected with bacteria called 'Helicobacter pylori'. The doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection and allow the ulcer to heal.
Adults: Stomach ulcers caused by medicines called NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). Ventra can also be used to stop stomach ulcers from forming when taking NSAIDs.
Too much acid in the stomach caused by a growth in the pancreas (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).
Prolonged treatment after prevention of rebleeding of ulcers with intravenous esomeprazole.