What is Duodenal Ulcer?
Treatment for duodenal ulcers includes taking medication and cutting down on foods or habits that can cause ulcers. Drug classes used to treat duodenal ulcers are proton pump inhibitors, histamine-2 antagonists, aluminum complexes, proton pump inhibitor / penicillin / macrolide antibiotic combinations, and nitroimidazole / tetracycline antibiotic combinations.
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Popular Duodenal Ulcer Drugs
Nexium (esomeprazole) is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria in the stomach, and inflammation of the esophagus. It can also be used to prevent ulcers in patients taking medicines called NSAIDs. Esomeprazole is more popular than other proton pump inhibitors. It is available in brand and generic versions.
Check our savings tips for co-pay cards, assistance programs, and other ways to reduce your cost. Generic esomeprazole is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.