Nonprescription Medicines for Peptic Ulcers Topic Overview
Take antacids or acid reducers to relieve your symptoms of
peptic ulcer. Antacids (such as Maalox, Mylanta, or Tums) reduce the amount of acid in your
stomach. Acid reducers (such as Pepcid or Prilosec) reduce the amount of acid your stomach
Reducing the amount of acid in your stomach helps your ulcer heal.
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If you are taking one of these medicines to help your symptoms for more than 10 to 14 days at a time, or if your symptoms are very bad, call your doctor.
If you are on a low-salt
diet, talk with your doctor or pharmacist
before choosing an antacid. Some antacids have a high salt (sodium)
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November 15, 2013
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