Peptic Ulcers Topic Guide

Peptic Ulcers Peptic Ulcers: Peptic ulcers are sores on the lining of part of the digestive tract caused by an infection with H. pylori or certain medications. There are two types of peptic ulcers, a gastric ulcer, which forms in the lining of the stomach, and a duodenal ulcer, which forms in the upper part of the small intestine. Common stomach ulcer symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, and in severe cases, bleeding in the stomach or duodenum.

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Medications:

pantoprazole Pantoprazole

Pantoprazole is used to treat erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from stomach acid caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) in adults an...learn more »

rabeprazole Rabeprazole

Rabeprazole is used short-term to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults and children who are at least 1 year old...learn more »

lansoprazole Lansoprazole

Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that is used to treat and prevent stomach and intestinal ulcers, erosive esophagitis (damage to the esophagus from st...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 used short-term (up to 8 weeks) to treat an active duodenal ulcer.

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omeprazole Omeprazole

Omeprazole is used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions caused by excess stomach acid. Omeprazole is also used t...learn more »

nizatidine Nizatidine

Nizatidine is a histamine-2 blocker that works by decreasing the amount of acid produced by the stomach...learn more »

misoprostol Misoprostol

Misoprostol reduces stomach acid and helps protect the stomach from damage that can be caused by taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as...learn more »

famotidine Famotidine

Famotidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid, such as ...learn more »

cimetidine Cimetidine

Cimetidine is a stomach acid reducer that is used to treat and prevent certain types of stomach ulcer. Cimetidine is also used to treat gastroesophageal ref...learn more »

metronidazole Metronidazole

Metronidazole is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections of the vagina, stomach, liver, skin, joints, brain and spinal cord, lungs, heart, o...learn more »

clarithromycin Clarithromycin

Clarithromycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat many different types of bacterial infections affecting the skin and respiratory system.

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amoxicillin Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that is used to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria, such as tonsillitis, bronchitis, pneumonia...learn more »

tetracycline Tetracycline

Tetracycline is an antibiotic that fights infection caused by bacteria...learn more »

ranitidine Ranitidine

Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker that reduces acid in the stomach...learn more »