What types of treatment, including medications, did you receive for gastritis?
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What OTC and prescription medications treat gastritis?
Treating the underlying cause of gastritis is the most effective way to
reduce or resolve gastritis. For example, if the cause of gastritis is H.
pylori, then treatment with appropriate antibiotics (usually a combination of
amoxicillin and clarithromycin [Biaxin, Biaxin XL] plus
[Pepto-Bismol]) ]) should be effective.
If NSAIDs are the cause, then
stopping the drug should be effective.
Other treatments often are used
in addition to those that treat the specific cause. These treatments (many of
which are over-the-counter or OTC) may reduce
or stop symptoms of gastritis and allow gastric mucosal healing to begin
regardless of the underlying cause. These medications include
, Rolaids, and Alka-Seltzer),
histamine (H2) blockers (famotidine [Pepcid AC],
ranitidine [Zantac 75]), and