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what kind of pain medications should be taken for a peptic ulcer?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Really none: Pain medications such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin (nsaids) should be avoided with peptic ulcers. The best treatment for ulcer pain is acid suppresion witih a ppi (prilosec, prevacid, nexium, dexilant, protonix, etc). Sometimes Carafate may also help a little. The pain shouldn't last long. An analgesic such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or a narcotic may help with pain too.
Answered on May 17, 2020
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Some narcotics are OK with Peptic ulcer. Discuss with your DR for more info.
Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
TyTylenol: Tylenol (acetaminophen).
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See your DR.: Specific diagnosis & treatment will help. Pain med. Is seldom needed.
Answered on Mar 25, 2013

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