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Ulcer Treatments Reviewed

Saturday, October 25, 2014 03:42

 What Treatment Works? What does Not?

 

Consumer Health Reports has reviewed over 100 of the top selling treatments for Ulcer conditions and based the products on these important criterias: Effectiveness, Value, Quality, Safety, Reorder Rates, Customer Service

Consumer Health Reports has conducted research on many of the different Ulcer treatments online and over-the-counter. Below is an overview based on the results of this research. Of the 100 Ulcer treatments, we found only 3 products that are effective and would recommend. We have taken the confusion out of the shopping experience by narrowing your search to the elite products in the industry. Here is our researched list of products:

 

Top 3 Ulcer Treatments

 
Amoxicillin  

Ulcers are a painful condition that can develop at any point in the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms may include a burning pain in the stomach, nausea, vomiting and black or bloody stools. Some ulcers cause only mild symptoms or even no symptoms at all.

Ulcers often heal without intervention, but untreated ulcers can become serious. They can also mimic other serious gastrointestinal diseases. Therefore, it is very important to see your doctor right away if you have symptoms of a possible ulcer.

Ulcers can be caused by many things including frequent use of alcohol, stress and use of certain pain medications. Another common cause is a type of bacteria called H. Pylori. If your ulcers are caused by bacterial infection, your doctor may prescribe one or more antibiotics. One of the most common is Amoxicillin.

Amoxicillin can help to treat the underlying bacterial infection that causes many ulcers. Amoxicillin does not, however, treat the symptoms, so your doctor might prescribe other medications for symptom relief. It is well-tolerated by many people, but is not right for everyone.

Like most antibiotics, amoxicillin can lead to fungal infections in the mouth or reproductive organs. It can also cause a range of side effects. If you develop any unusual symptoms, be sure to tell your doctor right away.

Amoxicillin can negatively interact with certain other medications, so let your doctor know of everything you take, including over the counter and herbal remedies. It is not recommended for those with certain underlying medical conditions, so review your full medical history with your doctor before starting treatment.

If your ulcers are caused by H. Pylori infection, Amoxicillin can help treat the infection. However, only your doctor can decide if Amoxicillin is right for you.

 
Maalox  

Ulcers are painful sores that can develop along the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting and bloody or black stools, although some ulcers show no signs at all.

Although some ulcers will heal without medical intervention, others will worsen and could become serious. Additionally, ulcers can mimic the symptoms of more dangerous gastrointestinal disorders. Therefore, it is important to see your doctor right away if you have symptoms of an ulcer.

Ulcers can be caused by many factors including stress and certain pain medications. Often, however, they are caused by a type of bacteria known as H. Pylori. If your ulcers are caused by bacterial infection, your doctor will most likely prescribe an antibiotic. However, antibiotics do not treat the symptoms.

For symptom relief, your doctor may recommend an antacid such as Maalox. An over the counter medication, Maalox (www.maaloxus.com/) works by reducing the amount of acid that is in your stomach. It does not prevent the production of new acid.

Maalox is the antacid of choice for many people who suffer from ulcers, but is not right for everyone. Maalox contains aluminum, which binds to phosphate in the body. Over time, this can lead to low phosphate levels. The medication can cause side effects that range from mild to serious. Tell your doctor right away if you experience any unusual symptoms while taking Maalox.

Maalox can interact with certain prescription and over the counter medications, and is not right for those with certain medical conditions. Your doctor will review your full medical history to ensure that Maalox is right for you.

Many people who suffer from bacterial ulcers find relief from their symptoms from Maalox. However, it is important to see your doctor right away for diagnosis and treatment. Only your doctor can help you decide if Maalox is right for you.

 
Prilosec  

Ulcers are a painful condition in which sores or inflammation develops along the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, black or bloody stools and pain. Some ulcers do not cause any symptoms at all.

Although some ulcers heal without treatment, untreated ulcers can develop into a more serious condition. Additionally, the symptoms of ulcers sometimes mimic those of other dangerous gastrointestinal disorders. Therefore, it is very important that you see your doctor right away.

Ulcers can have many different causes such as stress, certain pain medications, alcohol consumption and bacteria. However, an abundance of stomach acid can irritate ulcers and cause them to worsen. Therefore, in addition to treating the underlying condition, many doctors prescribe medication to reduce stomach acid.

Prilosec (http://www.prilosecotc.com/) belongs to a class of acid reducers known as proton pump inhibitors. The medication works by blocking up to 90% of stomach acid production. This gives your ulcers time to heal.

Although Prilosec is well-tolerated and effective in many people, it is not right for everyone. The medication can cause side effects including, but not limited to, constipation, back pain and dizziness. Care should be taken when driving until you know how your body will react, and it is best to limit or avoid alcoholic beverages. Some side effects can be serious, so be sure to tell your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms.

Prilosec is not right for those suffering from certain underlying diseases and it can negatively interact with a range of medications, both over the counter and prescription. Your doctor will review your full medical history before prescribing this medication. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before adding new remedies while taking Prilosec.

Prilosec can be a powerful tool in treating ulcers, but it is not right for everyone. Only your doctor can help you decide whether Prilosec is right for you.

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