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Takeda heartburn drug now available in pharmacies

24th February 2009

Takeda has announced that its new heartburn drug is now available in pharmacies.

Named Kapidex (dexlansoprazole), the medication was approved for the condition, which is associated with symptomatic non-erosive Gastroesophagel Reflux Disease (Gerd).

The illness, commonly known as acid reflux, can affect both genders and symptoms ? frequent and persistent heartburn two or more days a week ? are often triggered by stress, pressure on the stomach or certain foods.

Kapidex is the first proton pump inhibitor (PPI) formulation designed to release the medication twice ? the first time occurring one to two hours after consumption and the second within four to five hours of taking it.

PPI works by deactivating many of acid pumps in the stomach. The treatment can be taken regardless of when food was last eaten.

In related news, the firm also recently announced it had terminated a phase III clinical study of the compound TAK-242 as it was found not to meet the criteria to continue further investigations.

The research-based pharmaceutical company Takeda markets its drugs in around 90 countries worldwide.

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