Oral paste for horses
Active constituent: Omeprazole 50mg/ml
For the treatment and prevention of the recurrence of gastric ulcers in horses.
Gastropell Daily contains omeprazole, a dose-dependant inhibitor of gastric acid secretion. Clinical trial data indicates that Gastropell Daily will inhibit gastric acid secretion to maintain gastric acidity at a non-aggressive level, which allows existing ulcers to heal within two weeks of commencing treatment, and that a reduced daily dose will prevent the recurrence of ulcers.
Omeprazole is an inhibitor of gastric acid secretion. When given on a daily basis, omeprazole inhibits the enzyme system regarded as the acid (proton) pump within the gastric mucosa of the stomach by binding to the enzyme and blocking the first step of acid production.
Even though it is dosed orally, Gastropell Daily does not act directly on the stomach fluid as it is ingested. The drug passes through the stomach to the small intestine, where it is absorbed and travels via the bloodstream to the acid secreting cells of the stomach.
The powerful antisecretory effect of Gastropell Daily causes a dramatic reduction in the acidity of the stomach fluid within days of commencing treatment, and because the gastric fluid is no longer irritating to the stomach lining, ulcers then heal spontaneously within two weeks. Continuation with reduced daily dosing the prevents ulcers from recurring.