Peptic Ulcer Disease; Peptic Ulcers 


Peptic ulcer is a non-malignant ulcer of the stomach (called gastric ulcer) or duodenum (called duodenal ulcer). By far most instances are now known to be due to Helicobacter pylori, a spiral-shaped bacterium that lives in the acid environment of the stomach. These ulcers can also be caused or worsened by drugs such as Aspirin and other NSAIDs.

These medications block the production of acid from the stomach. Examples are Tagamet(cimetidine), Pepcid (famotidine),Axid(nizatidine), and Zantac (ranitidine) etc.. These originally were developed and made available for use in the late 1970s. This group of medications is commonly used for treating ulcers and GERD. It is less effective in some patients for treating GERD. ...

Peptic Ulcer as related to H2 Blockers