The Use Of 2 Types Of Drugs For Chronic Heart Failure Patients?

Hello, I want to ask, there was a CHF patient who was given oral lansoprazole and injection pantoprazole, what is the use of the two drugs used, while the two drugs are the same drug class? is it related to shortness of breath experienced by the patient? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Dwinur,

CHF or congestive heart failure or heart failure is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood normally resulting in a buildup of fluid, for example in the lungs, legs, stomach, face, etc. This disease is a chronic disease and its treatment is aimed at increasing the force of heart contractions and reducing fluids in the body to reduce the burden on the heart's pump. In CHF patients, there are frequent changes in the condition of the stomach, so they are often given PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) drugs. PPIs are not cardiac drugs, so as not to reduce complaints of CHF tightness. PPIs work to inhibit acid production in the stomach. Gastric acid that is too high can lead to the formation of ulcers / sores in the stomach. PPIs are also usually used in the following diseases:

GERD / gastroesophageal reflux

Peptic and duodenal ulcers
Erosive esophagitis

Gastritis due to Helicobacter pylori
Gastric ulcers due to NSAID use

The use of PPI class drugs is usually singly or in combination with other drugs to control stomach acid, namely histamine-2 blockers and antacids. The use of the two types of PPI in your case should please reconfirm with the treating doctor.

That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it's useful.

Dr. Saphira Evani

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