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Will Prilosec Cure An Ulcer
Had endoscopy, have 3 superficial ulcers. Took antibiotic before test. No h-pylori showed. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) caused headache. On prilosec. Will it cure ulcers?
Prilosec: Has a very good track record in treating ulcers. High likelihood it well resolve your problem.
I have an hpylori stomach ulcer, how to cure it; I take Prilosec for reflux, what else should I do?
H Pylori: H. Pylori usually treated with a combination of three medications taken twice a day for a period of 7-14 days. Variability for duration depends upon the medications used. One of those medications could be prilosec. Also depending upon the location of the ulcer in the stomach, repeat endoscopy may be done to assure healing of the ulcer 6-8 weeks after the original diagnosis.See 1 more doctor answer
I get ulcers like once every 4 months. Is there anything wrong with me? What can I do besides take Prilosec and be good for a couple more months?
Strange: Your question makes no sense to me. How do you know you have ulcers? Did a doctor tell you that? How did he diagnose you? Furthermore, I've never heard of peptic ulcer disease in a 25 year-old, unless you are abusing NSAIDs. Who told you to take Prilosec? Do you know how this drug works or what the risks and potential benefits are of taking it?
Good choices: Depending on the cause of the ulcer those drugs are often good choices.
Unlikely: It is technically possible but very unlikely.
Yes: Yes, it's still possible. If you think you've developed one or are having symptoms, you should see your physician.
Several meds: Besides those two, there are at least 6 to 8 other medications which can be used for chronic acid problems. If you have given those medicines a try and they have been unsuccessful, I would return to your primary care doctor or gastroenterologist for any other evaluation which may be needed, and potentially for a prescription for a new medication. Good luck.
My doc thinks I have an ulcer & prescribed prilosec. I've taken it for 2 weeks w/o result. Is there another safe OTC med that can help? Thanks!
Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prevacid: Did you have any endoscopy performed to diagnose the ulcer? Prilosec is used to treat ulcer, but it does takes time to treat an ulcer, at least for several weeks. Antibiotics may be needed too if there is bacterial infection associated with the ulcer, and repeat endoscopy is recommended to see the resolution of the ulcer. Other alternative OTC are nexium, (esomeprazole) Prevacid which works similarly. Good luck!
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
Is there a way 2 prevent recurring ulcer? Got ulcer 3x in 2yrs, rarely take NSAIDs & taking Prilosec. Could long intervals w/o eating have any effect?
Have they ruled out: ...such conditions as H.pylori, acid hypersecretory conditions (like Z-E syndrome), gastroparesis (I note you're diabetic)?
Was given treatment for suspected ulcer with only Prilosec and -NO- antibiotics. This seems unusual. Expected treatment outcome?
Should help: If you have an ulcer, of any kind, omeprazole should help with symptoms and help treat the ulcer--kind of like removing the lemon juice from an open wound. However, if the ulcer was CAUSED by and infection like helicobacter pylori, the omeprazole won't "cure" you. You would need antibiotics for that. Discuss with your doctor his/her level of suspicion that this could be an infectious ulcer.
I suffered a perforated ulcer for 36 hrs 1 yr ago. I have ulcers again while on script prilosec, not otc, 2 x day. H-pylori neg. What else can I try?
10mg lexapro (escitalopram) 4 anxiety, taking 5mg for first week and then upping to 10 Also taking prilosec otc 20mg daily for ulcer. Safe together?
Talk to your doctor: Prilosec can increase the blood level of Lexapro (escitalopram) and thus increase the risk of side effects. That being said, there are many patients who take both together and never experience any problems. Talk to your doctor who knows you and can monitor you accordingly. Hope this helps! Best wishes!
Is scattered antral erosions gastritis or ulcers? Been on prilosec for 3yrs for reflux. Not sure how I got them being medicated. Should Dr. Up my dose
If I take a NSAID everyday for arthritis, will Prilosec help reduce ulcer risk? If so, by how much, and how many MG of Prilosec should I take? Thanks
20 to 40 mg: The risk of ulcers resulting from daily NSAIDs is rel. Risk factors such as age >65, previous ulcers, daily aspirin, and high dose NSAIDS. PPIs have definitely been shown to reduce ulcers. The dose for Prilosec is 20 to 40 mg daily. Long term PPIs can cause problems with calcium and bone metabolism with long term use. There are other side effects of NSAIDs such as heart issues Good luck
Yes: Fup with a doctor to come up with a long term treatment plan. Do you need to be tested for HPylori? Do you have a bed board? Have you made some lifestyle changes like diet and exercise to curb the ulcer? Have long have you been taking Prilosec? Do you need an EGD? Doctor can helo guide the treatment..See 1 more doctor answer