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Montelukast and levocetrizine dihydrochloride tablet montgro-l has been prescribed for chest and nasal congestion and duodenal ulceration. Is that ok?

Montelukast and levocetrizine dihydrochloride tablet montgro-l has been prescribed for chest and nasal congestion and duodenal ulceration. Is that ok?

On duodenal ulcer?: I am not aware of any effect on ulcer from montelukast or levocetirizine. However montelukast does have potential beneficial effects on nasal and"chest" congestion (about 50% response rate). Both drugs have a good safety profile. ...Read more

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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I have ulcerative colitis but also have chronic inflammation in duodenum. So can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue occur together as I am INDIAN.

I have ulcerative colitis but also have chronic inflammation in duodenum. So can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue occur together as I am INDIAN.

Yes!: This requires really careful consideration by your GI doctor. Because the other possibility is that you DONT have ulcerative colitis but that you have Crohn's disease. So make sure your doctor has a chance to sort through all of your clinical data before making a game plan. ...Read more

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I live in india. I have ulcerative colitis but also have inflammation in Duodenum(D2). What could be the cause for this Inflammatio??

Could be Crohn's: Lots of things cause duodenitis, most commonly H. pylori infection or medications such as ibuprofen. Something else to consider is that your ulcerative colitis might actually be Crohn's disease. This mistake is frequently made in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. Some people even undergo colectomy only to have recurrent symptoms in the small intestine more typical of Crohn's disease. ...Read more

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I had ulcerative colitis but also had chronic inflammation in duodenum.What could be reason for this inflammation? And how to diagnose it?

I had ulcerative colitis but also had chronic inflammation in duodenum.What could be reason for this inflammation? And how to diagnose it?

Important: This is an important question. It really raises the question of whether you have Crohn's disease instead of ulcerative colitis. Make sure your GI reviews your pathology slides. Additionally if you need a colonoscopy any time soon, make sure to get an upper endoscopy done as well so they can re-biopsy your duodenum. ...Read more

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I had ulcerative colitis but also had inflammation in duodenum.it causes deficiency of vitamin b12,d,iron and hair loss. What could be reason for it??

I had ulcerative colitis but also had inflammation in duodenum.it causes deficiency of vitamin b12,d,iron and hair loss. What could be reason for it??

Vitamin: colitis can cause degrees of malabsorption if that's the case you can be vitamin deficient this could cause B12 Folic Acid and other vitamin deficiencies which might contribute to your hair loss or other medical problems seek medical care with your internist or gastroenterologist good luck ...Read more

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Can duodenal ulcers heal on their own?

Can duodenal ulcers heal on their own?

Not really: Duodenal ulcers do not heal on their own as these are caused by h pylori infection and need antibiotics and acid suppression therapy to heal.In rare cases these may heal on its own with proper diet and acid suppression, that was the case in past before we knew that these ulcers are caused by bacteria. ...Read more

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How to heal duodenal ulcers.I have it for last 1 yr.Thx?

How to  heal duodenal ulcers.I have it for last 1 yr.Thx?

HPylori?: The majority of duodenal ulcers occur in the setting of hpyloriminfection, so that needs to be eradicated. In addition one should be on a ppi and avoid nsaids. ...Read more

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Why is rantidine administered to patients with duodenal ulcers?

Cuts down stom acid: It is an effective medicine in treating inflammation and pain in the stomach. It is in a class of drugs known as an H2 blocker and has been used for years to treat stomach related issues. There are now other, stronger medicines available, so Zantac (ranitidine) is less frequently used. ...Read more

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How can stress lead to chronic duodenal ulcers?

How can  stress lead to chronic duodenal ulcers?

Very complex: The pathophysiology of stress-related ulcers is complex. Infection with h pylori is by now a well-known factor. Chronic stress can lead to changes in GI blood flow that allows breakdown and disrepair of protective barriers to stomach & intestinal lining -- resulting in tiny micro-erosions that proceed to larger ones (ulcers). Patients in the ICU often experience such changes also. ...Read more

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What are the differences between duodenal and gastric ulcers in symptoms !? And which one food will releif its pain !?

See details: The symptoms are quite similar. Epigastric pain, bloating, nausea, abdominal tenderness are possible symptoms. Food may help but consider seeing a GI specialist and starting meds to help heal the ulcer. ...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


Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more