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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. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

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


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Which medicine is the best for peptic ulcer?

Which medicine is the best for peptic ulcer?

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

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What is the drug of choise for peptic ulcer?

What is the drug of choise for peptic ulcer?

PROTON PUMP: Inhibitors like omeprazole, zegerid, nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid, aciphex, pantoprazole (generic protonix). ...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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What nedicine or antibiotic would you recomend for a gastric or peptic ulcer?

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 more

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Are there available medicines that will help me get rid of a peptic ulcer?

Are there available medicines that will help me get rid of a peptic ulcer?

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 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 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?

Suggestive: Peptic ulcer can be inferred based on your symptoms and h. Pylori infection. The definitive test for diagnosis is an upper endoscopy. H. Pylori is the most common cause world wide of peptic ulcers. ...Read more

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What's best medicine for sciatica? Except nsaids in peptic ulcer patients?

What's best medicine for sciatica? Except nsaids in peptic ulcer patients?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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?

Either / both: Could be from either or both. We're biopsied obtained at time of recent egd for the evaluation of hpylori? If not then you should have a breath test for hpylori (when safe to come off ppi). ...Read more

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(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?

(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?

Should be ok: Itis true that alcohol can be a stomach irritant, but the amount in an over the counter medication is usually limited. You may want to use some ranititdine (zantac) 150 mg twice a day to protect your stomach while on this medication. ...Read more

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What is a peptic ulcer?

What is a peptic ulcer?

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 more

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Is peptic ulcer painful?

Is peptic ulcer painful?

Can be: Can give you pain/ stomach upset, bleeding, anemia. Please see your doctor. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation- i.E an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What causes peptic ulcer?

H. Pylori: The majority of peptic ulcers are caused by an infection with the h. Pylori bacteria. Any doctor can test for this easily with a blood test. ...Read more

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What can lead to my peptic ulcer?

What can lead to my peptic ulcer?

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

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What are the tests for peptic ulcer?

What are the tests for peptic ulcer?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. ...Read more

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What are some peptic ulcer symptoms?

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What are some peptic ulcer symptoms?

Peptic ulcer: Symptoms are abdominal bloating/burning/pain, belching, feeling of fullness, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, unexplained weight loss. ...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


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


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