Active Ingredient History
Rabeprazole sodium was discovered by Eisai Co., Ltd. Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. and Eisai Co., Ltd. have a strategic alliance in which Eisai and Janssen-Cilag co-promote the drug in Germany and the U.K. In the US rabeprazole sodium is co-promoted under the brand name AcipHex by Eisai Inc. and Janssen Pharmaceutica Inc. Pariet is available through Janssen-Cilag in most other countries excluding Japan and some Asian countries. Rabeprazole is an antiulcer drug in the class of proton pump inhibitors. Rabeprazole is a prodrug and is converted to the active sulphenamide form in the acid environment of the parietal cells. Rabeprazole is used to heal and maintain the healing of Erosive or Ulcerative Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), for healing Duodenal Ulcers, and for treatment of pathological hypersecretory conditions such as Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Rabeprazole suppresses gastric acid secretion by inhibiting the gastric H+, K+ATPase at the secretory surface of the gastric parietal cell and does not exhibit anticholinergic or histamine H2-receptor antagonist properties. Because this enzyme is regarded as the acid (proton) pump within the parietal cell, rabeprazole has been characterized as a gastric proton-pump inhibitor which blocks the final step of gastric acid secretion. In gastric parietal cells, rabeprazole is protonated, accumulates, and is transformed to an active sulfonamide. NCATS
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