Background/aims: The aim of this study was to examine effects of two H+/K(+)-ATPase antagonists (omeprazole and lansoprazole) on fasting and postprandial serum gastrin and serum pepsinogens A and C.
Materials and methods: In 8 healthy volunteers, either 20 mg of omeprazole or 30 mg of lansoprazole once daily for 7 days were administered in a double blind and randomized design. After a two-week period to "wash out" the drug, each treatment was then crossed over. Fasting and postprandial serum gastrin and serum pepsinogens A and C levels were measured at baseline and at the end of the treatment.
Results: Omeprazole increased fasting levels of serum gastrin and serum pepsinogen A and C. A similar finding was observed after lansoprazole administration. The test meal increased serum gastrin level but did not serum pepsinogens A and C either before or after omeprazole and lansoprazole administration. In addition, the integrated meal stimulated incremental serum gastrin were not modified after omeprazole and lansoprazole administration.
Conclusions: This data suggests that both omeprazole and lansoprazole increase fasting serum gastrin and serum pepsinogen A and C levels, but have no effects on postprandial serum gastrin and pepsinogens levels.