Whats best medicine for sciatica? Except nsaids in peptic ulcer patients?

Spine Pain Options. This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection.

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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...

Tx for h.Pylori infx 6 mos ago, now peptic ulcer comes back after taking anti-inflammatory (lodine/medrol) drug for 2 wks. Is current flare-up due to failure eradicate h.Pylori or nsaid drugs?

Either / both. Could be from either or both. We're biopsied obtained at time of recent egd for the evaluation of hpylori? If not then you should have a breath test for hpylori (when safe to come off ppi). Read more...

What is the analgesia used in peptic ulcer pt other than NSAID?

Acetaminophen, ppi. The treatment entails taking a PPI such as Prilosec or similar and possibly Carafate to help the coat the ulcer and promote healing. For analgesia, otc Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a good choice. Read more...
Treat the cause. Peptic ulcer disease is mostly due to infection with a bacterium called h. pylori. If this is diagnosed, the pt should take antibiotics and medications such as H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. Pain meds are not the answer, though narcotics can help with the acute pain. NSAIDS such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketorolac, can make the problem worse. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is acceptable. Read more...

Have Crohn's and just diagnosed with peptic ulcer from endoscopy from NSAID. Been there for 3 weeks how fast does it heal? What can I do to help?

4 to 6 weeks. . Peptic ulcer disease is fairly common and with treatment it tends to stay at bay for long period of time. NSAID group is notoriously famous in casing gastritis and other similar peptic problems. Taking medicines for 4 weeks usually gives the stomach ulcers time to heal and be able to withstand the usual acid attack in the stomach. We need to avoid spices, alcohol and NSAID. Also see mD regular. Read more...