Peptic Ulcer (Symptoms, Types, Causes, Diet, Treatment) Topic Guide

Peptic Ulcer (Symptoms, Types, Causes, Diet, Treatment) Peptic Ulcer (Symptoms, Types, Causes, Diet, Treatment):

Ulcers are caused by stomach acid which has eaten away at part of the inner lining of the digestive system. "Peptic" describes the location of an ulcer in the stomach or upper small intestine. Causes of peptic ulcers include NSAIDs, physical or emotional stress, cigarette smoking, radiation therapy, caffeine, and H. pylori infection. Symptoms of peptic ulcer include abdominal pain, gnawing or burning pain that may be felt in the back. The pain from peptic ulcer may last from a few minutes to a few hours. Treatment of peptic ulcer depends upon the cause.

Peptic Ulcers Topic Guide - Visuals

Peptic Ulcers Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

pantoprazole Pantoprazole

Pantoprazole is in a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. It decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach...learn more »

rabeprazole Rabeprazole

Rabeprazole is in a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. Rabeprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach...learn more »

bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole, and tetracycline Bismuth Subsalicylate, Metronidazole, And Tetracycline

Bismuth subsalicylate is a mild antibiotic...learn more »

lansoprazole Lansoprazole

Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitors. Lansoprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach...learn more »

aluminum hydroxide Aluminum Hydroxide

Aluminum is a naturally occurring mineral. Aluminum hydroxide is an antacid...learn more »

sucralfate (oral) Sucralfate (oral)

Sucralfate is an anti-ulcer medication...learn more »

omeprazole Omeprazole

Omeprazole is in a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors. Omeprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach...learn more »

nizatidine Nizatidine

Nizatidine is in a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. Nizatidine works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces...learn more »

misoprostol Misoprostol

Misoprostol reduces stomach acid and replaces protective substances in the stomach that are inhibited by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and as...learn more »

famotidine Famotidine

Famotidine a histamine-2 blockers. Famotidine works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces...learn more »

cimetidine Cimetidine

Cimetidine is in a group of drugs called histamine receptor antagonists. Cimetidine works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach produces...learn more »

metronidazole Metronidazole

Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It fights bacteria in your body...learn more »

clarithromycin Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. Clarithromycin fights bacteria in your body...learn more »

amoxicillin Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. It fights bacteria in your body...learn more »

tetracycline Tetracycline

Tetracycline is an antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

ranitidine Ranitidine

Ranitidine is in a group of drugs called histamine-2 blockers. Ranitidine works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces...learn more »

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