Stomach Ulcers

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Top Selling Stomach Ulcers Medications

Esomeprazole - Esomeprazole 20 mg, Esomeprazole 40 mg
Rabeprazole - Rabeprazole 10 mg, Rabeprazole 20 mg
Neksium - Neksium 40 mg
Aciphex - Aciphex 20 mg
Axid - Axid 150 mg, Axid 300 mg

What are Stomach Ulcers?

A stomach ulcer is a small erosion, which is basically a hole, in the gastrointestinal tract lining. They are neither cancerous nor contagious. The most common type of stomach ulcer, also known as a peptic ulcer, lies in the first foot of small intestine beyond the stomach. This type of ulcer is duodenal. Ulcers in the stomach lining are called gastric ulcers. Duodenal ulcers tend to be benign, but gastric ulcers have potential to become deadly.

Causes of Stomach Ulcers

The direct cause of an ulcer is simply the destruction of either the gastric lining or the intestinal mucosal lining of the stomach. It is believed that an infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori is another cause for peptic ulcers due to contamination of food and water. Injuring the gastric lining can also cause an erosion. One major offender people may not be aware of is aspirin; for all the aspirin taken to relieve headaches, it travels to the stomach and begins to erode the lining. This is also a problem with any anti-inflammatory medications in excess usage.

Stomach Ulcer Symptoms

Other common symptoms include appetite and weight loss, recurrent vomiting, black stool, bloody stool and anemia. It is very important to seek medical attention should any symptoms occur. Untreated ulcers can lead to far more serious problems such as anemia and the need for surgery due to bleeding ulcers.

Treatments

Treatment options mostly aim to kill the Helicobacter pylori bacteria that is eating away at the stomach lining. As such, a doctor will likely describe certain medications to help kill it and to help reduce the acid in the stomach near the erosion. Some of the different kinds of medications that may be prescribed include H2-Receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors. These, as previously stated, aim to reduce acid, kill the bacteria and generally protect the stomach lining from a recurrence of the ulcers. In rare cases, the medication may not work and will require surgery in its stead.

In Closing...

As previously mentioned, it is highly recommended to seek medical help immediately if any symptoms of an ulcer rise, as not treating it can lead to further complications such as anemia and completely eating away at the stomach wall.

More Stomach Ulcers Medications

Carafate Suspension - Carafate Suspension 1/10
Cimetidine - Cimetidine 200 mg, Cimetidine 300 mg, Cimetidine 400 mg, Cimetidine 800 mg
Cytotec - Cytotec 200 mcg
Famotidine - Famotidine 10 mg, Famotidine 20 mg, Famotidine 40 mg
Glycopyrrolate - Glycopyrrolate 2 mg
Lansoprazole - Lansoprazole 15 mg, Lansoprazole 30 mg
Losec - Losec 10 mg, Losec 20 mg
Misoprostol - Misoprostol 100 mcg, Misoprostol 200 mcg
Nexium - Nexium 20 mg, Nexium 40 mg
Nizatidine - Nizatidine 150 mg, Nizatidine 300 mg
Omeprazole - Omeprazole 10 mg, Omeprazole 20 mg, Omeprazole 40 mg
Omeprazole EC - Omeprazole EC 20 mg
Pantoloc - Pantoloc 20 mg, Pantoloc 40 mg
Pantoprazole - Pantoprazole 20 mg, Pantoprazole 40 mg
Pariet - Pariet 10 mg, Pariet 20 mg
Pepcid - Pepcid 20 mg, Pepcid 40 mg, Pepcid 40mg/5ml
Pepcid complete - Pepcid complete 800mg/10mg/165 mg NO Rx
Prevacid - Prevacid 15 mg, Prevacid 30 mg
Prevacid granules - Prevacid granules 30 mg
Prevacid Solutabs - Prevacid Solutabs 15 mg, Prevacid Solutabs 30 mg
Prevpac - Prevpac 30mg/500mg/500mg
Prilosec - Prilosec 20 mg, Prilosec 40 mg
Ranitidine - Ranitidine 75 mg, Ranitidine 150 mg, Ranitidine 300 mg
Ranitidine oral solution - Ranitidine oral solution 15 mg/mL
Robinul - Robinul 1 mg
Robinul Forte - Robinul Forte 2 mg
Robinul injection - Robinul injection 0.200 mg/mL
Sucralfate - Sucralfate 1 g
Sulcrate - Sulcrate 1 g
Sulcrate Suspension Plus - Sulcrate Suspension Plus 1g/5mL
Zantac - Zantac 150 mg, Zantac 300 mg
Zantac 75 - Zantac 75 75 mg NO Rx
Zantac syrup - Zantac syrup 75mg/5mL