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Question by  Muthulakshmijoshma (51)

What medication can be used to treat ulcers and how much?


Answer by  belle2714 (361)

Prilosec and Nexum are the two best that I have tried. OTC Prilosec is ok, start with the smallest does and take everyday. Nexum so far is prescription only.


Answer by  patti (29325)

There are dozens of prescriptions medications to treat various types of ulcers. It is important that a physician determine the location, size, extent and possibly cause of an ulcer in order to treat it properly for the best results. Some over-the-counter medications can help repair esophageal damage, but there is no OTC medication for peptic ulcers.


Answer by  shijo (861)

Mouth ulcers can be treated with B complex tablets like riboflavin etc.. I dont what ulcers you are having. You should be specific on what kind of ulcers that you have now. There are various kinds of ulcers in feet, digestive tract etc.. It must be treated targeting the cause of the ulcer.


Answer by  serena (79)

First find the cause of the ulcer. If it is an infected or a sharp tooth pressing over the mucosa then that would have to be treated. Vitamin B12 could be taken.


Answer by  mani (813)

To get immediate relief for ulcer antacid are used. The relief with antacid is temporary. The medication with is H2 Blockers will be useful since it prevents the interaction of histamine with stomach cells. Histamine is a protein used to promote acid production. Prilosec is a drug commonly used to treat ulcers.


Answer by  Debra (105)

There are a variety of medications available to treat ulcers. Treatment typically consists of a combination of a proton pump inhibitor (such as omeprazole or pantoprazole) with antibiotics (such as amoxicillin, clarithromycin, or metronidazole). The antibiotic chosen would be based on a patient's medication allergies. Bismuth subsalicylate can also be used as part of the treatment plan.

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