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Medications for Peptic Ulcer

About 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.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
pantoprazole 8.9 8 reviews
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: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Protonix 9.7 3 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: pantoprazole systemic

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

famotidine 8.5 2 reviews
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 …show all

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Pepcid 7.0 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: famotidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Librax 8.0 2 reviews
Rx D N X

Generic name: chlordiazepoxide / clidinium systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

glycopyrrolate 10 1 review
Rx B N X

Generic name: glycopyrrolate systemic

Brand name:  Glyrx-PF

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics, anticholinergic bronchodilators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

chlordiazepoxide / clidinium 9.0 4 reviews
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

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

methscopolamine 0.0 1 review
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: A-Z Drug Facts, 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: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, 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

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

belladonna Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: belladonna systemic

Brand name:  Belladonna Tincture

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Belladonna Tincture Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: belladonna systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Pamine 0.0 1 review
Rx C N X

Generic name: methscopolamine 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

Pamine Forte Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: methscopolamine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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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.
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
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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