Antacids for Peptic Ulcer Disease
Why It Is Used
Because acid reducers (H2 blockers and PPIs) do not start to work right away, antacids may be used to relieve ulcer symptoms during the first few days after a person begins taking an acid reducer. The antacid may be used until the acid reducer is able to control the symptoms.
|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