Esomeprazole: A safe alternative to lansoprazole allergy?
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CitationKara, M., Tanoğlu, A., Kutlu, A., Sirkeci, O., Kekilli, M. (2014). Esomeprazole: a safe alternative to lansoprazole allergy?. Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, 296-297.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are widely prescribed drugs in daily practice. Allergic reactions, even small number of anaphylactic reactions to PPIs have been reported. Omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole, rapeprazol and esomeprazole are classified in the same group. Despite the similarity of biochemical structures among these drugs, presence of cross-reactivity between PPIs is controversial.1,2 In this letter, we present 3 lansoprazole allergy cases, who were prescribed and took esomeprazole safely after allergic reactions to lansoprazole.