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A 32-year-old female asked:

What is the medication for gastro ulcer can i use lenamet otc?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Choi
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Gastric Ulcer: There are various medications that can be used to treat gastric ulcer including antacid, h2-blocker (e.g. Zantac), proton pump inhibitor (e.g. Priolosec) as well as others. Here are synopsis of treatment available for gastric ulcer: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/stomach-ulcer.
Dr. Keshab Paudel
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Not prefferred: Yes, you can use lenamet otc but this is not a preferred one these days as newer medications are there with better side effects profile. You can try Prilosec otc and see your pcp.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Use Antacids: There are many. You can use zantac(cheaper), Pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec(more effective but may also cost more). Use it daily.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 29 years experience
Tagamet (cimetidine) otc?: Prior to proton pump inhibitors, medicines like tagamet (cimetidine) otc were used to heal ulcers. By reducing stomach acidity, the stomach has time to heal the ulcers.
Last updated Jan 5, 2019


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