An enteric coating is a polymer barrier applied to oral medication that prevents its dissolution or disintegration in the gastric environment. The coating helps by either protecting drugs from the acidity of the stomach, the stomach from the detrimental effects of the drug, or to release the drug after the stomach.


AbPrazole and AbPrazole Plus granules and AbPrazole tablets have an enteric coating to ensure the medication can make it through the stomach and target the affected area. 


AbGard (omeprazole paste) contains a buffering agent which ensures the omeprazole passes through the gastric acid and is released into the small intestine.


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