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Medications for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis

Action taken to prevent a stress ulcer, an ulcer of the duodenum in a patient with extensive superficial burns, intracranial lesions, or severe bodily injury.

Drugs used for Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis

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 3.0 5 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: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Protonix Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: pantoprazole systemic

Drug class: proton pump inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

sucralfate 8.8 4 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: sucralfate systemic

Brand name:  Carafate

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Carafate 10 2 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: sucralfate systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

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

cimetidine Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: cimetidine systemic

Brand names:  Tagamet HB, Equaline Acid Reducer

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide systemic

Brand name:  Alamag

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Tagamet HB Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: cimetidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Alamag Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide systemic

Drug class: antacids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Equaline Acid Reducer Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: cimetidine systemic

Drug class: H2 antagonists

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.
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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