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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

Define recent: Pylera is a combo pill used to treat helicobacter pylori which causes ulcers. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor in the same class as Prilosec and Nexium which helps to heal ulcers. ...Read more

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Can the arthritis drug sulfasalazine cause mouth ulcers?

Can the arthritis drug sulfasalazine cause mouth ulcers?

Yes: As is the case with other sulfonamide drugs, sulfasalazine can sometimes evoke a reaction known as "erythema multiforme", which can cause mouth ulcers and characteristic skin rash. If you experience this reaction, you should discontinue the medication and contact your prescribing medical doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a chronic ulcer that wont heal in the last 1month. Please suggest drugs to use?

I have a chronic ulcer that wont heal in the last 1month. Please suggest drugs to use?

Sure its an ulcer?: "chronic ulcer" or peptic ulcer disease should be diagnosed & treated by your dr. Pud is often caused by a famous bacteria known as h. Pylori, & this too has to be investigated for. Its diagnosed by a breath, stool, or blood test or by endoscopy, likely a good idea in your case. Eradication of h. Pylori with antibiotics is usually curative. Treatment w/ ppi's or h2 receptor blockers is essential. ...Read more

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I got ulcer pain last week. I took some over the counter drug pills "Nexium". It seems to work now. Do I still need to see the doctor?

I got ulcer pain last week.  I took some over the counter drug pills "Nexium".  It seems to work now.  Do I still need to see the doctor?

YES: How do you know that you have ulcer pain? You are treating yourself without a definitive diagnosis. Have you had upper endoscopy or ultrasound? Helicobacter pylori testing. liver or pancreatic function studies, any blood work at all? See a physician for a workup. ...Read more

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What drug suitable to heal the wound in intestines caused by peptic ulcer?

What drug suitable to heal the wound in intestines caused by peptic ulcer?

OTC meds?: First be sure the diagnosis is confirmed by a doctor. There is a bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers and you should be checked for this. If that is negative then OTC meds that can be used include ranitidine (Zantac), Omeprazole (Prilosec), Pantoprazole (protonix), tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more

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What is multi drug cocktail treatment for peptic ulcer ?

What is multi drug cocktail treatment for peptic ulcer ?

Several: Common is a ppi, e.g. Prevacid, (lansoprazole) and 2 antibiotics, e.g. Amoxicillin and clarithromycin. Others can include different antibiotics (if allergic or second rx), bismuth, e.g. Pepto bismol, and ppi. Take for 10-14 days. Other rx also. ...Read more

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I would like to know if this drug can have side effect on someone diagnosed with ulcer?

I would like to know if this drug can have side effect on someone diagnosed with ulcer?

You didn't list the: Medication. You can either re-ask thing question on this site with appropriate clarification or discuss with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Yes they can: Certain classes of drugs, especially acids can cause erosion of the lining of the mouth as well as the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. In these cases it is best to take with food or an antacid. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more