Peptic Ulcer Medications
Definition of Peptic Ulcer:
Ulcers are erosions (wearing away or corrosion) in the lining of the stomach or duodenum. (The duodenum is the first part of the small intestines, which connects to the stomach.) An ulcer in the stomach is called a gastric ulcer. An ulcer in the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer. Together, ulcers of the stomach and duodenum are referred to as peptic ulcers.
Most ulcers are erosions of the first layer of the inner lining. If the hole goes all the way through, this is called a perforation of the intestinal lining. This can cause shock and is a medical emergency.
Drugs associated with Peptic Ulcer
The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Peptic Ulcer. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.
Topics under Peptic Ulcer
- Peptic Ulcer with Hemorrhage/Perforation/Obstruction (0 drugs in 7 topics)
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