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 Ulcer (Symptoms, Types, Causes, Diet, Treatment) Topic Guide - Visuals

Peptic Ulcer (Symptoms, Types, Causes, Diet, Treatment) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

pantoprazole Pantoprazole

Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

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rabeprazole Rabeprazole

Rabeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach...learn more »

lansoprazole Lansoprazole

Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. 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 a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach...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 a histamine-2 blockers. Famotidine works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces...learn more »

cimetidine Cimetidine

Cimetidine works by decreasing the amount of acid your stomach produces...learn more »

metronidazole Metronidazole

Metronidazole is an antibiotic that fights bacteria...learn more »

clarithromycin Clarithromycin

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

amoxicillin Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria...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 works by reducing the amount of acid your stomach produces...learn more »

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