Peptic or stomach ulcers are ulcers are an ulcer in the lining of the stomach, duodenum, or esophagus. Ulcer formation is related to H. pylori bacteria in the stomach, use of anti-inflammatory medications, and cigarette smoking. Symptoms of peptic or stomach ulcers include abdominal burning or hunger pain, indigestion, and abdominal discomfort after meals.
Treatment for stomach ulcers depends upon the cause.Read more: Peptic Ulcer (Stomach Ulcer) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Rectal Bleeding (Blood in Stool, Hematochezia)
- Rectal Pain
- Stomach Cramps
- Loss of Appetite
- Abdominal Pain
- Sore Tongue
- Stool Color & Texture Changes (Black, Red, Maroon, Green, Yellow, Gray, Tarry, Sticky)
- Chest Pain
- Stomach Ulcer (Peptic Ulcer)
- Vomiting Blood
- Indigestion (Dyspepsia, Upset Stomach)
- Decreased Appetite
- How to Choose a Doctor
- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- Doctor: Checklist to Take To Your Doctor's Appointment
Medications & Supplements
- metronidazole (Flagyl, Flagyl ER) Antibiotic
- Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Drug Class
- naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)
- Anticholinergic and Antispasmodic Drugs
- Levaquin (levofloxacin) Antibiotic
- pantoprazole, Protonix
- ranitidine, Zantac
- amoxicillin (Amoxil, Moxatag, Larotid)
- lansoprazole (Heartburn Relief 24 Hour, Heartburn Treatment 24 Hour, Prevacid 24)
- ranitidine 25 mg effervescent - oral, Zantac
- famotidine - oral, Pepcid
- esomeprazole delayed-release suspension - oral, Nexium
- diclofenac/misoprostol - oral, Arthrotec
- omeprazole delayed release tablet - oral
- famotidine - injection, Pepcid
- clarithromycin suspension - oral, Biaxin
- ranitidine - injection, Zantac
- clidinium/chlordiazepoxide - oral, Librax
- cimetidine - oral, Tagamet
- lansoprazole delayed-release capsule - oral, Prevacid
- nizatidine - oral, Axid
- sucralfate - oral, Carafate
- omeprazole delayed-release capsule - oral, Prilosec
- misoprostol - oral, Cytotec
- omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate - oral, Zegerid
- famotidine suspension - oral, Pepcid
- lansoprazole delayed-release disintegrating tablet - oral
- ranitidine liquid - oral, Zantac
- esomeprazole delayed-release capsule - oral, Nexium
- ranitidine effervescent - oral, Zantac
- ranitidine capsule - oral, Zantac
- rabeprazole delayed-release - oral, Aciphex
- becaplermin gel - topical, Regranex
- clarithromycin - oral, Biaxin
- ranitidine tablet - oral, Zantac
- lansoprazole/amoxicillin/clarithromycin - oral, Prevpac
- esomeprazole (Nexium, Nexium 24HR, Nexium IV)
- cimetidine - injection, Tagamet
- Carafate (sucralfate)
- lansoprazole delayed-release suspension - oral, Prevacid
- pantoprazole - injection, Protonix IV
- omeprazole, omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate, Prilosec, Zegerid, Prilosec OTC, Zegerid OTC
- clarithromycin, Biaxin
- cimetidine, Tagamet HB
- famotidine, Pepcid, Pepcid AC
- misoprostol, Cytotec
- tetracycline (Sumycin [Discontinued])
- aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, simethicone antacids (Mylanta, Mylanta Maximum Strength)
- rabeprazole, Aciphex
- hyoscyamine sublingual (Levbid, Levsin, Nulev, Anaspaz)
- atropine (oral, Atreza, Sal-Tropine - discontinued in the US)
- levofloxacin (Levaquin) Side Effects and Adverse Effects
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul, Robinul Forte, Cuvposa, Glycate)
- licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra, Alcacuz, Sweet Root, Gan Zao, and many others)
- OTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers
- aluminum hydroxide suspension - oral, Alternagel, Amphojel
- chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide (Librax)
- aluminum hydroxide - oral, Alu-Cap, Alu-Tab, Amphojel
- nizatidine, Axid, Axid AR
- bismuth subsalicylate/metronidazole/tetracycline - oral, Helidac
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