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I have peptic ulcers. Is it safe to take magnesium chloride?

I have peptic ulcers. Is it safe to take magnesium chloride?

Magnesium: Yes it is safe to take magnesium. Why do you have peptic ulcers? The most common cause is an h. Pylori infection that is treated with antibiotics. Gastroenterologists are the specialists who can help you find out why you have ulcers.

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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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How often should I take Prilosec for my peptic ulcer?

How often should I take Prilosec for my peptic ulcer?

As directed: Take as directed by your physician. Usually it is prescribed once a day. It lasts 24 hours. Check with your prescribing doctor. Good health to you

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How long should I take OTC Prilosec for a peptic ulcer?

How long should I take OTC Prilosec for a peptic ulcer?

Has a peptic ulcer: ...been formally diagnosed, or are you experiencing what you believe to be symptoms of one? Makes a big difference in the answer we give, and what endpoint you need for therapy completion.

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How often should I take Prilosec when I have a peptic ulcer?

How often should I take Prilosec when I have a peptic ulcer?

8 weeks minimum: Generally for 8 weeks and make sure to check for H Pylori bacteria. Prolonged course if taking NSAIDS (pain pills).

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I have a peptic ulcer. How long should I take OTC Prilosec for it?

I have a peptic ulcer. How long should I take OTC Prilosec for it?

True ulcer?: Was this diagnosed by direct visualization with EGD? Your doctor should have a recommendation for length of treatment. It is sometimes difficult to wean from Prilosec. If you are avoiding nsaids and have had H.pylori infection ruled out, then you may be able to wean. If you are unsure, then discuss with a physician who knows more of the history.

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I am experiencing symptoms of a peptic ulcer. How long should I take OTC Prilosec for it?

I am experiencing symptoms of a peptic ulcer. How long should I take OTC Prilosec for it?

Peptic ulcer?: Since you didn't specify the symptoms, it's not clear exactly what you're treating. If you're having upper digestive tract pain or burning, I would not use OTC Prilosec for longer than two weeks. If your pain persists after two weeks of the medication, see your doctor. Good luck.

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Should I take fish oil if I have a peptic ulcer?

Should I take fish oil if I have a peptic ulcer?

No: At age 16, you probably need NOT to be on any supplements. Healthy life style, exercise and weight loss (if needed) should be plenty. Any reason you are worried about your health? Be careful not to give yourself an ulcer.

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What to do if I have a peptic ulcer and parents won't take me to hospital?

Go to PCP: You do not really have to go to the hospital, but see your primary care provider. If you are 32, why do you need your parents to take you to the hospital? How do you know that you have a peptic ulcer? You can simply call the doc's office and let them know about your symptoms.

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How long does it take for a peptic ulcer to form?

GOOD QUESTION: Nobody knows! Why would that be of interest? Try google, trivia, etc.

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How long do none peptic ulcers usually take to heal (with slight treatment and diet changes)? Usually how long until a patient becomes pain free?

How long do none peptic ulcers usually take to heal (with slight treatment and diet changes)? Usually how long until a patient becomes pain free?

Peptic ulcer: Peptic ulcers, usually in the duodenum, heal within a few weeks of treatment with bland diet, abstinence from alcohol, nicotine and avoidance of caffeine as well as the Daily taking of ppi medications like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). The discomfort usually resolves more quickly-within days to a week. Of course these are generalizations and there are exceptions.

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Have GI diagnosed peptic ulcer w/o a scope. Take 300mg/day for 6 weeks. Some help, but still have some pain. Is this normal? Should I get scope?

Have GI diagnosed peptic ulcer w/o a scope. Take 300mg/day for 6 weeks. Some help, but still have some pain. Is this normal? Should I get scope?

Time for the scope!: ...There are lots of diseases of the stomach that can result in dyspepsia or pyrosis. These can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.Pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc.

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Hi can I take norflex (orphenadrine) and panado together for my back if I have a peptic ulcer?

Yes: Norflex is a brand of orphenadrine, which is a muscle relaxant. Panado is a brand of paracetamol sold in south africa (so I presume you live there) which is known as Acetaminophen here in the states. Interactions checker at www. Drug. Com showed no problems taking the two together. If you resided in the states, I would suggest confirming w/your pharmacist. Always tell your family doc what u r taking.

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How long does peptic ulcers take to heal and how can I be sure they are gone?

How long does peptic ulcers take to heal and how can I be sure they are gone?

6 weeks: Most ulcers heal in 4 to 6 weeks. Stomach ulcers generally are either biopsied at the time of diagnosis or should be confirmed healed by repeat endoscopy eight weeks after diagnosis.

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What're some safe foods for a peptic ulcer?

What're some safe foods for a peptic ulcer?

JUST AVOID: Alcohol, smoking, spicy foods. Eat small amounts more frequently, so as to not distend that irritated tissue too much.

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What is a best medicine for peptic ulcer and how long should I take it? And what is a food and drinks I can use to make it recover fast?

What is a best medicine for peptic ulcer and how long should I take it? And what is a food and drinks I can use to make it recover fast?

Need To Diagnose The: Cause of ulcer (pu). Bacteria called helicobactor pylori- the commonest cause of chronic pu. Diagnosis preferably made by GI doctor by upper GI endoscopy/biopsy, urea breath test, etc. Acute ulcer: many causes, e.g. Non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents (ibuprofen, etc), corrosive ingestion, stress/burn, etc. Treatment as per cause. For h. Pylori, 3 medicines taken for 2 weeks. See your doc.

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Why do I always feel like vomitting when I take pills? Even contraception pills make me vomit. This happened after I found out I had peptic ulcer

Why do I always feel like vomitting when I take pills? Even contraception pills make me vomit. This happened after I found out I had peptic ulcer

Common: Nausea is a common side effect of the strong hormones present in birth control pills. A peptic ulcer may also contribute since ulcers are caused by a specific infection of the stomach lining. Clearing up that infection may help or not. In women with n/v with bcp, NuvaRing or an iud may prevent that side effect.

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How do you take ppi w/ nsaid if you have peptic ulcer? Which ppi drug/dose do you recommend if someone w/ peptic ulcer must on max dose of nsaid?

How do you take ppi w/ nsaid if you have peptic ulcer? Which ppi drug/dose do you recommend if someone w/ peptic ulcer must on max dose of nsaid?

Avoid NSAID if able: I would minimize NSAID use and/or consider a cox-2 alternative. Hpylori needs to be excluded and treated if present. With this I would rec high dose ppi bid for 6-8 weeks and then if PUD healed decrease to once a day.

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


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

A condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more