Histamine H2 Acid Reducers for Peptic Ulcer Disease
How Well It Works
H2 blockers are often effective treatments for indigestion or heartburn. All four appear to work equally well.
H2 blockers are often able to control the symptoms of an ulcer. H2 blockers are sometimes used in combination with antibiotics to treat H. pylori infections.
H2 blockers can help prevent ulcers caused by daily long-term NSAID use.Reference 1
H2 blockers work better than antacids but not as well as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to control symptoms of ulcers and prevent new ulcers.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 10, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology