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Ive had gastritis for two weeks. i think the cause was taking doxycycline tablets without water. i am taking pepcid (famotidine) now, how much longer will this go?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Variable: General info: Symptoms of gastritis due to an irritant like doxycycline generally improve within days of stopping the irritant. Proton pump inhibitors (eg.omeprazole/Prilosec) help healing much more than treatment with H2 blockers (eg Pepcid). Persistent symptoms need clinic evaluation for possible ulcers, or for H. pylori infection which can delay healing & is treated with a combination of meds.

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Last updated Jan 31, 2015

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