Doctor insights on: Medicine for peptic ulcer
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. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
What can you afford?: Best medicine for anyone is something that you can afford whether thru insurance or just cash pay. Next does this medicine actually do what you need it to do. Using epocrates. Com & drugs. Com, look for proton pump inhibitors & h2 blockers to treat stomach ulcers. Some are available over-the-counter w/o prescription at lower strength. Go see your doc to confirm diagnosis & search for h pylori. ...Read more
9 yards: It s not only about an antibiotic, or one medication. A general dr, or GI specialist will most likely study the case, determine the cause of the ulcer, and offer the alternatives for a specific case. Many causes and treatments exist, all of them good for its indication; and it s always better to personalize it based on preferences / particularities of the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Lots of medications are available the most effective of which are the ppis (prilosec, prevacid, protonix, nexium, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant). The 2 most common causes of peptic ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I went to the doctor he said I had a peptic ulcer just by symtons. I took the medicine but made me sick. Can doctors determine this just by symptons?
Depends: Topical nsaids and anesthetics might be helpful in your case. A compounding pharmacy could make combination of these specifically for you according to your doctor's prescription orders. Also, depending on the severity and extent, other treatment options available are physiotherapy and surgery. See your neurologist for a treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Tx for h.Pylori infx 6 mos ago, now peptic ulcer comes back after taking anti-inflammatory (lodine/medrol) drug for 2 wks. Is current flare-up due to failure eradicate h.Pylori or nsaid drugs?
(I have a peptic ulcer) and a really bad sore throat. I have medicine but it contain alcohol but it says it's an inactive ingredient. Should I take it?
Acid related ulcer: This term generally refers to stomach or duodenal ulcers. The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
H Pylori Infection:
Peptic ulcer is most commonly caused by infection with a bacteria called H Pylori. Other rare causes may be use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen when used regularly. Other meds like Actonel, (risedronate)fosamax, pottasium supplements may rarely cause ulcer in stomach.
People who smoke and drink alcohol excessively are at increased risk to develop Peptic Ulcer ...Read more