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Medications for 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 used to treat Peptic Ulcer

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
pantoprazole 7.9 9 reviews for pantoprazole to treat Peptic Ulcer
Rx B N
Generic name:
pantoprazole systemic
Brand names:
Protonix, Protonix IV
Drug class:
proton pump inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Protonix 9.7 3 reviews for Protonix to treat Peptic Ulcer
Rx B N
Generic name:
pantoprazole systemic
Drug class:
proton pump inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
famotidine 4.0 6 reviews for famotidine to treat Peptic Ulcer
Rx/OTC B N
Generic name:
famotidine systemic
Brand names:
Pepcid, Pepcid AC, Heartburn Relief, Acid Controller Maximum Strength, Acid Controller Original Strength, Pepcid AC Chewable Tablets, Pepcid Oral Suspension
Drug class:
H2 antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Pepcid 7.0 1 review for Pepcid to treat Peptic Ulcer
Rx B N
Generic name:
famotidine systemic
Drug class:
H2 antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
glycopyrrolate 10 1 review for glycopyrrolate to treat Peptic Ulcer
Rx B N X
Generic name:
glycopyrrolate systemic
Brand names:
Dartisla ODT, Glyrx-PF
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics, anticholinergic bronchodilators
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
chlordiazepoxide / clidinium 9.0 4 reviews for chlordiazepoxide / clidinium to treat Peptic Ulcer
Rx D N X
Generic name:
chlordiazepoxide / clidinium systemic
Brand name:
Librax
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Librax 8.0 2 reviews for Librax to treat Peptic Ulcer
Rx D N X
Generic name:
chlordiazepoxide / clidinium systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Pepcid AC Rate Add review
OTC B N
Generic name:
famotidine systemic
Drug class:
H2 antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Heartburn Relief Rate Add review
OTC B N
Generic name:
famotidine systemic
Drug class:
H2 antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Acid Controller Maximum Strength Rate Add review
OTC B N
Generic name:
famotidine systemic
Drug class:
H2 antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Acid Controller Original Strength Rate Add review
OTC B N
Generic name:
famotidine systemic
Drug class:
H2 antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Pepcid AC Chewable Tablets Rate Add review
OTC B N
Generic name:
famotidine systemic
Drug class:
H2 antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Pepcid Oral Suspension Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
famotidine systemic
Drug class:
H2 antagonists
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Protonix IV Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
pantoprazole systemic
Drug class:
proton pump inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
aluminum hydroxide Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
aluminum hydroxide systemic
Brand name:
Amphojel
Drug class:
antacids, phosphate binders
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
clidinium Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
clidinium systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
methscopolamine 0.0 1 review for methscopolamine to treat Peptic Ulcer
Rx C N X
Generic name:
methscopolamine systemic
Brand names:
Pamine, Pamine Forte
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
propantheline Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
propantheline systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Amphojel Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
aluminum hydroxide systemic
Drug class:
antacids, phosphate binders
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
hyoscyamine Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
hyoscyamine systemic
Brand names:
Anaspaz, Ed-Spaz, Hyosyne, Levbid, Levsin, Levsin SL, NuLev, Oscimin, Symax Duotab, Symax SL, Symax SR
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Anaspaz Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
hyoscyamine systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
belladonna Off-label Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
belladonna systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
Off-label:
Yes
Dartisla ODT Rate Add review
Rx B N X
Generic name:
glycopyrrolate systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Ed-Spaz Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
hyoscyamine systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Glyrx-PF Rate Add review
Rx B N X
Generic name:
glycopyrrolate systemic
Drug class:
anticholinergics/antispasmodics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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