Peptic Ulcer Disease - Medications
Medicines are used to:
Medicine choices Medicines to reduce stomach acid
that reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach are used to treat all
forms of peptic ulcer disease.
Medicines to kill H. pylori
combination drug therapy to cure infection with
H. pylori bacteria. This usually
includes at least two antibiotics, a proton pump inhibitor, and sometimes a
bismuth compound. Medicines to protect the stomach
Medicines used to protect the stomach from damage caused by frequent use of aspirin or other NSAIDs include:
You can get some H2 blockers and PPIs without a prescription (
over the counter or OTC). If you are using OTC acid
reducers (such as Prilosec or Pepcid) to help with your symptoms for
more than 10 to 14 days at a time, or if your symptoms are very bad, be sure to see your doctor.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 04, 2012
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