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What OTC medication can be taken for peptic ulcers? 35 yo black, healthy male

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Dr. Jesse Chuang
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Proton pump inhibitr

Proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) prilosec, etc.
Decrease acid production helping ulcers. They are over the counter now, but may be more expensive. Medications like pepcid, ranitidine, pepto bismol, and mylanta may help with symptoms, but they are not as strong in protecting the stomach from ulcers.

In brief: Proton pump inhibitr

Proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) prilosec, etc.
Decrease acid production helping ulcers. They are over the counter now, but may be more expensive. Medications like pepcid, ranitidine, pepto bismol, and mylanta may help with symptoms, but they are not as strong in protecting the stomach from ulcers.
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