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What kind of pain medications should be taken for a peptic ulcer?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Really none
Pain medications such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin (nsaids) should be avoided with peptic ulcers.
The best treatment for ulcer pain is acid suppresion witih a ppi (prilosec, prevacid, nexium, dexilant, protonix, etc). Sometimes Carafate may also help a little. The pain shouldn't last long. An analgesic such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or a narcotic may help with pain too.

In brief: Really none
Pain medications such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin (nsaids) should be avoided with peptic ulcers.
The best treatment for ulcer pain is acid suppresion witih a ppi (prilosec, prevacid, nexium, dexilant, protonix, etc). Sometimes Carafate may also help a little. The pain shouldn't last long. An analgesic such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or a narcotic may help with pain too.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Some narcotics are OK with Peptic ulcer. Discuss with your DR for more info.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology
In brief: See your DR.
Specific diagnosis & treatment will help. Pain med. Is seldom needed.

In brief: See your DR.
Specific diagnosis & treatment will help. Pain med. Is seldom needed.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: TyTylenol
In brief: TyTylenol
Tylenol (acetaminophen).
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