Acetium® – protect your stomach

Acetium® is a CE marked product developed and patented by Biohit Oyj. It is intended for persons with a low-acid or anacidic stomach.

Acetium is indicated for protection of stomach for three high-risk groups:
– If you have damage to and functional disorder of the gastric mucosa (atrophic gastritis)
– If you use anti-acid medication (proton pump inhibitors, such as omeprazole or lanzaprazole, or H2 blockers)
– If you have chronic helicobacter infection.

Acid-free stomach is the primary risk factor in gastric cancer. According to recent research, it is also a significant risk factor in oesophageal cancer.

This is Acetium capsule:

  • Slow-release formula: matrix granules in a hard HPMC capsule
  • CE marked medical device
  • Active ingredient is a natural amino-acid L-cysteine (100 mg/capsule)
  • Sugar-free, lactose-free and gluten-free. Does not contain human or animal derived ingredients.
  • Package size 60 capsules
  • Dosage 1-2 capsules with meal or alcohol

Acetium capsules include 100mg of natural amino acid as an active ingredient. L-cysteine reacts with acetaldehyde, forming harmless 2-methylthiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid (MTCA) and thus reducing the amount of acetaldehyde in the stomach.

Acetium capsules include matrix granules in which the L-cysteine is bound with a matrix former (Eudragit® RS) and  an inactive excipient. This causes L-cysteine to be released at a sustained rate and locally in the stomach – exactly where acetaldehyde is formed.