Ulcer - stomach; Peptic disease; Stomach ulcer
For people with Helicobacter pylori infection, the main goal is to get rid of the bacteria that causes the infection. Many different medicines work. They usually include either an H2 receptor antagonist such as famotidine (Pepcid) or nizatidine (Axid) or a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole (Prilosec) or esomeprazole (Nexium) to suppress acid, combined with two antibiotics.
After you finish your medicines, your doctor will likely order a test to make sure that the H. pylori infection is gone.
Those who do not have an H. pylori infection may be prescribed ulcer-healing medications such as antacids, H2 receptor antagonists, or proton pump inhibitors. Long-term treatment may be needed.
If the ulcer bleeds, endoscopy can control bleeding in most cases.
Surgery may be recommended for persons who do not respond to medicines or endoscopy. Surgical procedures for gastric ulcers includ...
Alternative Names Ulcer - peptic; Ulcer - duodenal; Ulcer - gastric; Duodenal ulcer; Gastric ulcer; Dyspepsia - ulcers Treatment Treatment involves a combination of medications to kill the H. pylori bacteria (if present), and reduce acid levels in the stomach. This strategy allows your ulcer to heal and reduces the chance it will come back. Take all of your medications exactly as prescribed. If you have a peptic ulcer with an H. pylori infection, the standard treatment uses different combinations of the following medications for 5 - 14 days: Two different antibiotics to kill H. pylori , such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), amoxicillin, tetracycline, or metronidazole (Flagyl) Proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), or esomeprazole (Nexium) Bismuth (the main ingredient in Pepto-Bismol) may be added to help kill the bacteria If you have an ulcer without an H. pylori infection, or one that is caused by taking aspirin or NSAIDs, your doctor will likely prescribe a ...
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