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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a peptic ulcer and parents wont 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. ...Read more

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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. ...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


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

Peptic ulcer is 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