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What OTC and prescription medications treat gastritis?
If gastritis symptoms continue, antacids are sometimes recommended. Three main types of antacids are available. All three are about equal in effectiveness.
Stronger medications that protect the stomach's lining or lessen acid production in the stomach are available by prescription. Talk to a health-care professional if the nonprescription medications do not work.
Histamine (H2) blockers have received a lot of attention for stomach problems.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs): These medications are very powerful blockers of the stomach's ability to secrete acid.
Coating agents: These medications protect the stomach's lining.
Antibiotics: An antibiotic may be prescribed if H pylori is the cause of the patient's gastritis.
Antiemetics: Antiemetic medications help control nausea and vomiting. A number of different antiemetics can be used to control gastritis symptoms. Some of these medications are available by prescription for home use as well. Note that these medications do not improve the gastritis, but rather only decrease the symptoms of gastritis.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/26/2016
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