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Omeprazole 20 mg = 40 mg for primary care acid related dyspepsia

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0-f

Question Is 40 mg omeprazole more effective than 20 mg for primary care patients with dyspepsia?

Synopsis A common primary care strategy for patients with dyspepsia and no alarm symptoms is to prescribe a proton pump inhibitor. This pragmatic randomised controlled trial study took place in a Danish primary care research network with 103 participating physicians and 829 patients. Adults presenting with dyspepsia (that their physician thought was acid related) and no alarm symptoms were …

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