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Peptic Ulcers Symptoms And Treatment
Meds, occ surgery: These days we are aware that most ulcers are caused by a bacterial infection (h. Pylori): treat infection for about 2 weeks, involves meds to reduce acid production as well , e.g. Nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec, cures the disease in most . Complicated ulcers, e.g. Bleed or perforate are more involved to treat. Uncomplicated ulcers caused by nsaids rxd with meds, e.g. Nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec, less surgery these day. ...Read more
Fast may not be best: Some medicine works fast, but not as good as others tha tmay take a bit longer. Otc zegerid is probably the fastest, but not necessarily the best. The best medication is the one that works for you without causing signifincant side effects or being too expensive for your budget. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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