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

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
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.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Some narcotics are OK with Peptic ulcer. Discuss with your DR for more info.
Mar 26, 2013
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
See your DR.: Specific diagnosis & treatment will help. Pain med. Is seldom needed.

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