Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Reflux oesophagitis
Adult: 20 mg once daily for 4 weeks, may be followed by a further 4 weeks if necessary. Maintenance therapy of healing in patients with repeat recurrence or relapse: 10 mg once daily, may be increased to 20 mg once daily if needed.

Gastric ulcer
Adult: 20 mg once daily for 8 weeks.

Prophylaxis of NSAID-induced ulcers
Adult: Including cases that occur during low-dose aspirin therapy: 10 mg once daily.

Duodenal ulcer
Adult: 20 mg once daily for 6 weeks.

Eradication of Helicobacter pylori associated with peptic ulcer disease
Adult: Adjunct in the triple therapy regimen with antibiotics: 20 mg bid for 7 days in combination with amoxicillin and clarithromycin. Alternatively, 20 mg bid may be given for 7 days in combination with amoxicillin and metronidazole.
film-coated tab: May be taken with or without food.
Lactation. Concomitant use with atazanavir and rilpivirine.
Special Precautions
May mask symptoms of gastric malignancy. Renal and hepatic impairment. Pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Clostridioides difficile-associated infection, pseudomembranous colitis, increased intragastric pH, benign gastric polyps (prolonged use); increased risk of hip, spine, or wrist osteoporosis-related fractures (long-term use or high doses); hepatic function abnormalities, including liver injury. Rarely, hypomagnesaemia (prolonged use).
Gastrointestinal disorders: Diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, abdominal distention or discomfort, stomatitis, taste abnormality.
Hepatobiliary disorders: Jaundice.
Immune system disorders: Hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. urticaria, anaphylactic shock).
Investigations: Increased AST, ALT, and gamma-glutamyl transferase.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, toxic epidermal necrolysis, drug eruption.
Monitoring Parameters
Evaluate the type of ulcer to rule out gastric malignancy before treatment initiation. Monitor Mg levels.
Drug Interactions
May increase blood concentration with CYP3A4 inhibitors (e.g. clarithromycin) and amoxicillin in the triple treatment for H. pylori eradication. May enhance the effects of digoxin and methyldigoxin. May diminish the effects of nelfinavir, itraconazole, and tyrosine kinase inhibitors (e.g. gefitinib, nilotinib).
Potentially Fatal: May significantly decrease the blood concentrations of atazanavir and rilpivirine.
Mechanism of Action: Vonoprazan is a potassium-competitive acid blocker (PCAB). It competitively inhibits the binding of K ions to hydrogen/potassium-adenosine triphosphate (H+/K+-ATPase) enzyme system that acts as the proton pump of the gastric parietal cell, thereby inhibiting gastric acid production.
Onset: Rapid.
Absorption: Rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Time to peak plasma concentration: 1-3 hours (fasted state); 1-4 hours (after meal).
Distribution: Plasma protein-binding: 85.2-88%.
Metabolism: Metabolised in the liver mainly by CYP3A4 isoenzyme and partially by CYP2B6, CYP2C19 and CYP2D6 isoenzymes to inactive metabolites.
Excretion: Via urine (67.4%); faeces (31.1%). Elimination half-life: 7.7 ± 1 hours (fasted state); 7.7 ± 1.2 hours (after meal).
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Vonoprazan, CID=15981397, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Vonoprazan (accessed on Jan. 24, 2020)

Store below 30°C.
MIMS Class
Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants
ATC Classification
A02BC08 - vonoprazan ; Belongs to the class of potassium-competitive acid blocker. Used in the treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
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