Prevention Avoid long-term use of irritants (such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, or alcohol). References Kuipers, E. Acid peptic disease. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D. Cecil Textbook of Medicine . 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 141. Lee EL, Feldman M. Gastritis and gastropathies. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease . 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2010:chap 51.
Treatment depends on the cause of the gastritis. Antacids or other medications to decrease or neutralize stomach acid will usually relieve the symptoms and promote healing. Stop taking any medications that cause gastritis. Gastritis may progress to a gastric ulcer, requiring additional treatment.
Gastritis due to stress is best treated by prevention. Medications to decrease gastric acid production, such as proton pump inhibitors, should be considered for stressed hospital patients.
Most gastritis improves rapidly with treatment.
A potential complication is a severe loss of blood.
Calling your health care provider
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if symptoms of gastritis persist longer than 2 or 3 days. Call your health care provider if you vomit blood or have bloody stools.
Generic Name: OMEPRAZOLE DELAYED-RELEASE CAPSULE - ORAL Pronounced: (oh-MEP-ra-zole) Prilosec Oral Uses
Omeprazole is used to treat certain stomach and esophagus
problems (such as acid reflux, ulcers). It works by decreasing the amount of
acid your stomach makes. It relieves symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty
swallowing, and persistent cough. This medication helps heal acid damage to the
stomach and esophagus, helps prevent ulcers, and may help prevent cancer of the
esophagus. Omeprazole belongs to a class of drugs known as proton pump
How To Use Prilosec Oral
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor,
usually once daily before a meal. This medication may also be given through a
tube into the stomach (nasogastric or gastric tube). Dosage and length of
treatment are based on your medical condition and response to
If you are taking this medication by mouth, empty the
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