Duodenal Ulcer Treatment 5.00/5 (100.00%) 30 votes

Duodenal Ulcer Treatment will depend on the type of the ulcer people is suffering from that could be either due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs use or the infection caused by the H.pylori. In some cases, the ulcer could occur due to both the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and H.pylori drugs.

Duodenal Ulcer Treatment is recommended when a patient suffers from the bacteria infection that is caused by the H.pylori resulting in duodenal ulcer. This treatment is also known as the eradication therapy.

Duodenal Ulcer Treatment varies according to the reason for the cause of cancer. If the Duodenal Cancer is caused due to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and not by the H.pylori infection, then the patients were given a proton pump inhibitors course for one to two months. During the treatment, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usage would also be observed. For example a painkiller like paracetamol and may be other.

Duodenal Ulcer Treatment will involve the treatment of two months if in case the duodenal ulcer would be caused due to the combination of both the H.pylori and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This treatment would then be followed by the eradication therapy.

The patient who could get well with the Duodenal Ulcer Treatment, then an alternative of medicine is present known as the H2-receptor antagonists.

About Eradication Therapy:

The three different types of antibiotics were combined to give the eradication therapy. When the bacteria become more effective than the one or two antibiotics, then there is a need for the use of combination.

The doctor asked the patient to take two antibiotics in a day for continuously seven days. The antibiotics that were used at the time of eradication therapy are as under:

  • alarithromycin
  • amoxicillin
  • metronidazole

These antibiotics could sometimes give side effects that involve:

  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • metallic taste in mouth and
  • diarrhoea

Proton pump inhibitors

The proton pump inhibitors were used to block the stomach acid by preventing the proteins actions known as the proton pumps. By reducing the stomach acid, the duodenal could further be prevented from getting ulcer.

Mostly used PPI’s for Duodenal Ulcer Treatment are omeprazole and lansoprazole. Some of the side effects of the PPI’s are as under:

  • nausea
  • headache
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhoea
  • skin rashes
  • dizziness

H-2 receptor antagonists

The H-2 receptor antagonist works by blocking the histamine proteins action that causes the acid stimulation. For the duodenal ulcer treatment, H-2 receptor antagonist were mostly used. Side-effects of H-2 receptor antagonist:

  • skin rashes
  • headache
  • tiredness
  • dizziness

Alginates and Antacids

Duodenal Ulcer Treatment mentioned above would take time showing results, hence; some additional medication is involved to give short-term relief. Medication types:

  • Alginates: produce protective lining on the stomach.
  • Antacids: neutralizes the stomach acid.

Reviewing NSAID usage

If the Duodenal Ulcer is caused due to NSAI’S, then alternative painkiller has to be taken. Those who are takingaspirin needs to follow the under measures:

  • Avoid taking aspirin to cure the ulcer.
  • Move to clopidogrel, an anti-clotting medication.