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Peptic Ulcer Take
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
I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?
Nexium (esomeprazole) S.E.'s: Esomeprazole is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
If I have a peptic ulcer should I take fish oil supplements? (Recommended by therapist for concentration but afraid it might make my ulcer worse)
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
My doctor says I have a peptic ulcer. I don't take nsaids. He hasn't tested for h pylori or prescribed antibiotics, just a ppi. Will that fix it?
Possible: If symptoms are not controlled with ppi then other studies should be obtained. ...Read more
Think im getting a sinus infection. Have had a headache for 2 day, lots of pressure. I have a bad peptic ulcer, what can I take that won't bother ulcer?
What is the 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
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!: 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. ...Read more
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
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
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
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. ...Read more
I take 40 mg of omeprazole a day for a peptic ulcer and I got omeprazole magnesium by accident can i still take it?
Yes: You will notice no difference and it will be just as effective. Feel free to use it. Good luck. ...Read more
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. ...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
I most likely have a peptic ulcer (OD on aspirin a few months ago). How long should I take OTC Prilosec for my ulcer (I show the symptoms of an ulcer)?
Ulcer Treatment: I would speak with your pediatrician. You want to make sure that this was caused by excessive aspirin and not h. pylori. ...Read more
I have a peptic ulcer (I think) and I am taking ranitidine and melatonin. How long will it take for my ulcer to heal? (The cause of ulcer is aspirin)
2 months: As long as you do not continue to take aspirin... ...Read more
I have a peptic ulcer (not diagnosed by doctor). Should I take both ranitidine and Prilosec, or just one?
Am a 19yr old female.plz wat painkillers shud I take.i hv severe menstrual cramps? Dat makes me feel dizzy & weak esp on day 1 & i have peptic ulcer.
OB/GYN consult: You should visit a specialist in OB/GYN. Your OB/GYN will teach you about IUDs and other treatments that can decrease your dysmenorrhea which is a fancy word to describe painful periods with cramps. You should visit a GP to treat your peptic ulcer disease which is usually cause by an organism and can be cured with antibiotic therapy. Good luck. ...Read more
(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 more
H Pylori Infection:
Peptic ulcer is most commonly caused by infection with a bacterium 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